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  • VIMS ecologist finds biodiversity more important than ever

    When you think about biodiversity, think about the Chesapeake blue crab. To thrive, it relies on healthy seagrass meadows. Those seagrasses rely on shrimps, crustaceans, snails and other creatures to control harmful algae, curb invasive species and...
  • 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...
  • Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published

    Chicago book news: New titles by Sneed, Calkins to be published
    "Paris, He Said" by Christine Sneed will be published by Bloomsbury May 5. The novel explores the complicated relationships of a woman who moves to Paris with her wealthy, art gallery-owning lover. Sneed teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana&...
  • Degree Of Deception: When A Doctorate Is Just A Credit Card Away

    Degree Of Deception: When A Doctorate Is Just A Credit Card Away
    When I finally made the decision to pursue my Ph.D., I faced an immediate dilemma: Should I fork over the extra $75 to graduate summa cum laude with a nearly perfect GPA? That, anyway, is the going rate for top grades at California South University,...
  • Rejecting Affordable Housing Speeds Connecticut's Decline

    Rejecting Affordable Housing Speeds Connecticut's Decline
    Many residents of Westport breathed a sigh of relief earlier this month as the Westport Inn, a two-story hotel, was sold to a Stamford-based real estate investment group that plans to maintain it as an inn. The future of the Inn had become a flash point...
  • DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

    DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas
    The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas. Historians...
  • Malcolm Fraser dies at 84; became Australian leader in constitutional crisis

    Malcolm Fraser dies at 84; became Australian leader in constitutional crisis
    Malcolm Fraser, the former Australian prime minister who was notoriously catapulted to power by a constitutional crisis that left the nation bitterly divided, died Friday. He was 84. "It is with deep sadness that we inform you that after a brief illness...
  • Religion and relationships: Changing the tenor of your faith can take a toll

     Religion and relationships: Changing the tenor of your faith can take a toll
    In the United States, which has been referred to as the "great melting pot" for generations, it should come as no surprise that with all these different kinds of people has come practically as many ways of believing in a higher power. What may be...
  • Emergent BioSolutions produces new Ebola vaccine, teaming with NIH, GlaxoSmithKline

    Emergent BioSolutions produces new Ebola vaccine, teaming with NIH, GlaxoSmithKline
    At its growing East Baltimore facility, Emergent BioSolutions has produced a booster shot to go with a leading Ebola vaccine candidate, joining a competitive race to make a safe and effective tool to stop the spread of an outbreak that continues in West...
  • Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah

    Simon Beck's astonishing snow art comes to Canada and Utah
    When Simon Beck stomps through fields of fresh snow, art happens. In his first trip to North America, the British snow artist was invited by Banff Lake Louise Tourism to create a series of large-scale designs in snow. Beck has been making snowflakes,...