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Joel Washington has never let go of his dreams, and he hopes that his artwork inspires others to do the same.
You may not understand the exact meaning of all these words, but give it your beatenest. We’re not going to try to explain everything from a to izzard*. But, if you’re not an aginner**, we promise this won’t be a rantum scoot.
Part carnival. Part expo. All fun. It’s Maryland Day, which happens tomorrow at the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park.
One is known for Neil Armstrong and global engineers. The other is known for powering the world’s aircraft and producing exclusive luxury automobiles. Together, they’re planning to create the jet aircraft of the future.
Thanks to Jason Mars, “Siri” could get a whole lot more effective in the years to come.
Many of us can recall sitting in a classroom, impatiently tapping a pencil on the top of our desk, barely paying attention as a teacher droned on about something we neither understood nor expected to use outside of the school.
In Happy Valley, you don’t have to be a kid to play in the sandbox.
If you don’t already, odds are that someday you’ll hold a newspaper at arm’s length to read it more clearly. This incredibly common eye condition, called presbyopia, generally affects those in their 50s and older. It occurs when eye muscles begin to age and harden, making it more difficult to focus on nearby objects.
Tavis Smiley is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest interviewers of our generation. He’s a best-selling author and one of the most popular media figures in America. Time Magazine named him one of “The World’s Most Influential People.”
As we get into the home stretch of the 2016 presidential primaries, it seems nearly certain that we’re close to seeing history in the making: For the first time, a woman will be nominated for the head of the ticket of one of the two major political parties.
Sometimes the smallest things can make big differences. The sway of a bridge or building caused by wind is barely perceptible for most people, for instance, but Ryan Harne sees a major potential source of energy in what few others even notice.
Today, Evanston. Tomorrow, the world.
For these Iowa campers, no two days are ever the same. One day they might be observing red-tailed hawks in the wild and unraveling the intricacies of woodland ecology, and the next they might be off on a canoeing or rock-climbing adventure, or mastering the finer points of campfire cooking.
There are plenty of great stories about students, faculty and alums of the universities in the Big Ten Conference. Too many, in fact, for us to cover here on BTN.com.
At your local grocery store, you’ll see an assortment of energy and sport drinks, caffeinated beverages and various juices. In other words, drinks that promise to improve physical performance in one way or another.
Have you ever left your house and forgotten whether you locked the front door or fed your dog? Or perhaps you can’t remember where you left your wallet…