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  • VIMS ecologist finds biodiversity more important than ever

    When you think about biodiversity, think about the Chesapeake blue crab.
  • Pioneer for gay marriage among lawyers for high court cases

    Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind...

    Malaria vaccine is a letdown but could still reduce cases

    The world's leading malaria vaccine candidate appears to be a disappointment, with final study results showing it doesn't work very well and that initial protection fades over time. Despite the dismal results — it protects about one-third of...

    Why, and how, we should read Shakespeare today

    Why, and how, we should read Shakespeare today
    Thursday is William Shakespeare's 451st birthday and the 399th anniversary of his passing -- April 23 being the generally accepted date of the Bard's birth in 1564 and his death in 1616. Thus does 2015 fall between the cracks in the Shakespearean...

    Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds

    Earth ate a Mercury-like body early in its history, study finds
    A Mercury-like body smashed into a young Earth and gave our planet’s core the radioactive elements necessary to generate a magnetic field, a pair of Oxford geochemists say. Without that magnetic field, there would be no shield to protect us from...