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  • 'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species

    'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species
    Since Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" more than 150 years ago, it's been known that nature's selection creates some species and ends others. But researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggest that another actor is...
  • Bertram Wyatt-Brown, acclaimed historian

    Bertram Wyatt-Brown, acclaimed historian
    Dr. Bertram Wyatt-Brown, an acclaimed and influential professor of American history who wrote widely on Southern history and culture and whose book on honor in the antebellum South was a 1983 Pulitzer Prize finalist, died Monday of pulmonary fibrosis at...
  • Huguely trial highlights alcohol abuse at colleges, universities

    Huguely trial highlights alcohol abuse at colleges, universities
    There's little question that George Huguely V, the former University of Virginia student on trial for murder, had a problem with alcohol. He had been arrested twice for drinking-related infractions, one of them violent, in his early 20s. And he admits to...
  • Ensemble theater companies blossoming in Baltimore

    Ensemble theater companies blossoming in Baltimore
    They're mostly in their 20s, college grads who majored in theater or related studies. If they weren't friends before deciding to collaborate, they're friends now. They're enthusiastic multitaskers. None of them will get rich soon. Meet the participants...
  • The nation's other debt crisis

    The nation's other debt crisis
    If you have a college student in the family — or an interest in presidential politics — by now you've probably heard that the interest rates on Stafford student loans are set to double on July 1 unless Congress takes action. President Barack...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest
    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
  • Let's end the wasteful war on drugs by putting science first

    Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
  • New graduates need to be ready for when jobs return

    As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search. The task before them is not an easy one. There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
  • 10 road trip essentials

    10 road trip essentials
    Planning on heading out of town this summer? Take a look at our 10 road-trip essentials before hitting the road.    1. The perfect playlist While it can be refreshing to hear some local radio stations, there's nothing worse than driving without your...
  • Clerk's rebellion for same-sex marriage suits this liberal county

    Clerk's rebellion for same-sex marriage suits this liberal county
    As the same-sex marriage showdown that has pitted a lone Boulder County clerk against the state's attorney general continues, the locals here just shake their heads at the fuss. And smile. "This is just so Boulder," said Cheryl Osgood, a 50-year-old...
  • DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

    DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today
    The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
  • The commencement speaker boondoggle

    With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof. Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...