| Apr 27, 2015
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 6:45 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:14 AM
"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&...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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,...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 2:30 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 9:35 AM
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.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 7:36 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 1:44 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:15 AM
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,...