| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:04 PM
WHAT DO YOU THINK? CLICK TO CAST YOUR VOTE! (Note: This is an unscientific poll.)
Connecticut was the first state to require labeling food containing genetically modified organisms (if other states pass similar legislation). A bill this year would ban...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 11:23 AM
In Hollywood, a 1920s hotel-turned-apartment-building called the Whitley House has been sold for nearly $15 million.
The six-story building at 1963 N. Cahuenga Blvd. has 100 apartments, most of which are considered "micro-units" because they are about...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:45 PM
A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:41 AM
GENE therapy usually works by repairing a broken gene or creating a new one where none previously existed. Breaking a working gene to effect a cure is a novel approach. That, though, is what Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:42 AM
District 12 (Howard and Baltimore Counties) has three House of Delegate seats up for grabs. That's a healthy 2.1 percent of our state's total.
Here are my sanguine impressions from a Democratic candidate forum held March 6.
Nine of 10 candidates...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The sprawling farm along Annapolis Road in Gambrills stands as an oasis of rural life in the midst of suburbia. Cows graze beyond the white fence as commuters pass by; farm trucks carry organic produce to local farmers markets.
Maryland Sunrise Farm...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Deer have stripped all the leaves off my evergreen and my Nellie Stevens holly. Will they grow back, or should I cut them down?
Some evergreen species tolerate deer "pruning" well and put out new growth in spring, although lower branches won't bounce...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Water, water everywhere, but barely a drop of coherence. A lushly lensed sci-fi thriller-romance set in a futuristic Vietnam half submerged by rising sea levels as a consequence of ecological crimes, "2030" conjures a glistening oceanic world, but lets...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Consumers' penchant for healthy eating is on the rise, driving 64 percent of our daily food choices, according to the 2013 Food and Health Survey commissioned by the International Food Information Council (IFIC). It's easy to see the proof as you walk...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:44 PM
The resistance of many major food processors and distributors to label their products as containing or not containing genetically modified organisms presents an interesting observation.
I recently purchased some kibble for my dog. The package...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Are women disproportionately targeted for sexualized abuse on the Internet?
And if they are, can anything be done?
Yes, and maybe.
In a long, nuanced essay that has sparked a national conversation about the gendered nature of Internet threats,...