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The science behind Mercury retrograde

The planetary transit known as “Mercury retrograde” began on Feb. 16 and will end on Monday. According to astrologers, this time period should be marked by issues regarding communication, technology and travel. However, according to scientists, this occurrence is not particularly important in astronomy.

Merrill College capstone class descriptions

CNS Annapolis The Annapolis bureau meets in an 1800s opera house in the historic downtown of the state capital city all day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. Undergraduates choose any two of these days (6 credits)…

Bill looks to make single-occupant restrooms gender-neutral

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Many public buildings in Maryland would be required to make their single-occupant bathrooms gender neutral under legislation in the state’s General Assembly. The proposed law would require public facilities to change their pictorial or gender-exclusive signage for…

Maryland bill would restrict what foods may be labeled ‘meat,’ as artificial substitutes become more common

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  Foods made of animal tissues cultured from cells outside of the original animal, plants and insects could not be labeled “meat” in Maryland under a Republican-backed bill in the Maryland General Assembly. Senate bill 188 is sponsored…

Volunteers march in third annual Annapolis Women’s Unity March

On March 1, 2019, Eve Hurwitz, President of March on Maryland, led the third annual Annapolis Women’s Unity March through the streets of Annapolis, Maryland. Along with Eve, Meera Lynn Devotta and Sumayyah Mordecai are just two of the many that shared their stories with the crowd, hoping to inspire others.

In Maryland, advocates educate immigrants about the census

There won’t be a citizenship question on the 2020 census, but immigrants are still afraid of sharing information with the government. In Maryland, immigrant-advocates are knocking on doors to tell residents why the census matters.

Maryland water systems found to contain worrying levels of nitrate, arsenic and other chemicals, according to Environmental Working Group

Tap water at the majority of Maryland utilities, or public water systems, had levels of contaminants that exceeded health guidelines established by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit focused on environmental health issues.  According to EWG’s 2019 update, predominant…

Photo Gallery: Rep. Elijah Cummings on Capitol Hill
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