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April 1st, 2021

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The Supreme Court Isn’t as Conservative as You Think

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Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images By KIMBERLY WEHLE 04/01/2021 07:21 PM EDT Kimberly Wehle is a professor of law at the University of Baltimore School of Law. .cms-textAlign-left{text-align:left;}.cms-textAlign-center{text-align:center;}.cms-textAl... More »

Podcast: In the AI of the Beholder

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Ideas about what constitutes “beauty” are complex, subjective, and by no means limited to physical appearances. Elusive though it is, everyone wants more of it. That means big business and increasingly, people harnessing algorithms to create their ideal selves... More »

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Can Vaccinated People Spread the Coronavirus?

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Researchers pushed back after the C.D.C. director asserted that vaccinated people “do not carry the virus.”The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday walked back controversial comments made by its director, Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky, suggesting ... More »

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Bidenomics Is as American as Apple Pie

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House Democrats are hoping to pass President Biden’s infrastructure bill by July 4, because of course they are. The Biden team is making a point of wrapping its economic initiatives firmly in the flag. First came the American Rescue Plan; now we have the Ameri... More »

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Could Giant Sea Kelp Be the Next Biofuel Source?

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Giant kelp, the world’s largest species of marine algae, is an attractive source for making biofuels. In a recent study, we tested a novel strategy for growing kelp that could make it possible to produce it continuously on a large scale. The key idea is moving... More »

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Your Sustainable Lingerie Starter-Pack

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With sustainable fashion on the rise, brands big and small are manufacturing stylish handbags using mushroom-derived "leather," dresses from upcycled materials, and activewear out of plastic waste. But what about underwear? The lingerie and intimates we wear s... More »