Health and Fitness, Lifeline

How Hopkins Is Using Mouse Whiskers to Study Autism

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10:46am

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Medical research regularly uses mice to test out hypotheses. And usually, those mice are dead. But some really exciting research out of Johns Hopkins has found a new way to study the neuroscience of mice–by peeking into their brains while they’re still alive. Yep, you heard that right–researchers were able to observe the mice brains with such precision that they could see how proteins changed when the mice formed new memories. In real time. That’s nuts.

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Culture

Watch Baltimore Feminist Punk Band’s Song About the Wage Gap

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 27, 2015 10:22am

Photo by Michael Andrade//via W.O.W. Facebook page

Photo by Michael Andrade//via W.O.W. Facebook page

War on Women is a Baltimore punk band with a name that’s as in-your-face as its music is. They write songs about everything from abortion to YouTube comments. Their most recent music video is for a song about the glass ceiling and the gender wage gap, and it features short clips of Baltimore women at work… including a cameo by a very important lady. Read More →

Giving

Local Youth Non-Profit Robbed

0 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 9:58am

Photos via Wide Angle Youth Media Facebook page

Photos via Wide Angle Youth Media Facebook page

Over the weekend, Wide Angle Youth Media, a Baltimore-based non-profit that provides local youth with media skills and training, got some bad news. Read More →

Lifeline

SlutWalk Baltimore Plans Bill Cosby Protest

1 Written by: | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 9:47am

A still from a recent video promoting Cosby's recent Charleston, S.C., show

A still from a recent video promoting Cosby’s recent Charleston, S.C., show

Apparently undaunted by many, many recent allegations of sexual assault, Bill Cosby is scheduled to play the Lyric Opera House tomorrow. And not everybody is happy about that. Read More →

Culture, Featured

How The Wire Derived Inspiration from Actual Corrupt Baltimore Politicians

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:19am

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The Wire has been off the air for seven years now, but judging from the number of thinkpieces, nostalgiapieces, and regular old pieces devoted to it, devoted viewers still miss it acutely. Read More →

Money & Power

What Counts as “Middle Class” in Baltimore?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 9:07am

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As we’ve previously noted, Baltimore makes it on to lists of both the richest and poorest cities in America. So where does that leave the middle? Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Obama’s Niece Threatened at Maryland Basketball Game

1 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 9:38am

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Leslie Robinson is a 6-foot freshman at Princeton and a forward on that school’s basketball team. She also happens to be the daughter of Michelle Obama’s brother, making her the president’s niece. Read More →

Schools

Maryland Students Use Twitter to Cheat on State Tests

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 9:28am

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As long as teachers have been giving tests, students have been cheating. And as technology evolves, so do the cheaters’ methods. Read More →

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Lifeline

Marylanders Are Very Confused About the Rain Tax

3 Written by: | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 9:46am

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Governor Larry Hogan tried (and failed) to repeal the so-called rain tax earlier this month. But despite all the headlines about the controversial 2012 law, it turns out that most Marylanders have completely the wrong idea about the rain tax. Read More →

Featured, Lifeline

Pickup Truck Gets Towed…Into the Harbor

2 Written by: | Monday, Mar 23, 2015 9:15am

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Next time you get towed in Baltimore City, just take another look at this photo and be grateful that the situation didn’t end up much worse.  Read More →

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