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  • Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

    Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]
    The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM employment and No. 3 for our "Talent Pipeline."
  • Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions

    Private donors commit $65 million to studying youth concussions
    With the focus on concussions in young athletes intensifying across the nation, the White House on Wednesday unveiled a raft of initiatives aimed at preventing mild traumatic brain injury and improving its diagnosis and treatment in children. Readying...

    Fast-track executions?

    What's wrong with this picture? Exonerations of wrongly convicted prisoners are at an all-time high. Last month, the governor of Washington put executions on hold because, since 1981, when the state last updated its capital punishment laws, a majority...

    Earthquakes on the brain

    Earthquakes on the brain
    I'm generally not an alarmist about earthquakes. As a California native, I've experienced my share of small to moderate reminders that our fair state is fractured from head to toe and we're all standing on broken plates. But the shaking is putting me on...

    New and improved atomic clock: A revolution in timekeeping is coming

    New and improved atomic clock: A revolution in timekeeping is coming
    With a new and improved atomic clock, the standard of time in America is about to change -- a teeny, tiny bit. For the first time in 15 years, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, is adding a new official atomic clock,...