The labor roots of Baltimore’s anguish

Bal­ti­more and its inner sub­urbs were once home to the vast man­u­fac­turing facil­i­ties oper­ated by Beth­lehem Steel, Gen­eral Motors and Martin Mari­etta, notes Thomas J. Vicino, the author of “Transforming […]

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The healing powers of the earth

There’s another, some­what mys­te­rious dimen­sion to a gardener’s plea­sure, though, and that’s your part­ner­ship with a living soil. Ever since peni­cillin was first crafted from a soil fungus, the earth […]

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Sexism often comes with a smile, study finds

A new study exam­ining the non­verbal cues thrown out during inter­ac­tions between men and women finds that men who have high rat­ings of “benev­o­lent sexism” — atti­tudes towards women that are well-​​​​intentioned but […]

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The State of the Union address in a single figure

In the lead-​​​​up to last night’s State of the Union address, a number of com­pu­ta­tional analyses of past SOTU speeches appeared, exam­ining word fre­quency over time or con­structing new pseudo-​​​​speeches […]

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