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Madeleine Deason is a graduate student at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights . Judy Converse knew when she heard a referee's whistle that dinner was ready and that it was time to go home.
A Chinese airline completed the first commercial flight powered with biofuel made from leftover cooking oil on March 21. The jet fuel for the flight, ...
If Pakistan's cellphone users want to keep their cellular service, they'll have to be fingerprinted. The government hopes building a natio...
Councilmember Tommy Wells received a special award at the Eighth Annual Livable Walkable Awards at the Atlas Performing Arts Center last Wednesday night. Wells started the awards eight years ago as a way to recognize residents of the Ward 6 who are making a difference in the community.
Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a little over a year that number has increased to 1000 women.
A sold out after-hours event at the National Air and Space Museum featuring the museum's newest exhibit, Outside the Spacecraft: 50 Years of Extra-Vehicular Activity, was attended by approximately 200 people on Friday.
The 9:30 Club did not have any problems with turnout on Election Day this month. The headliner on Nov. 4 was Hozier, 24-year-old Irish singer-songwriter, who exploded in popularity this year. The venue was packed. The Artist Hozier was born in County Wicklow, Ireland on St. Patrick's Day 1990.
The National Park Service (NPS) announced on Oct. 2 that a turf improvement project will temporarily close parts of Lincoln and Stanton Parks from Oct. 14, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
The 2014 Visitor Parking Passes (VPP) that would have expired on Sept. 30, 2014 will remain valid until Dec. 31, 2014, and residents can apply for 2015 passes starting Oct. 1, 2014, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced Thursday.
Cole D. Whaley, also known as Chef Cole, was not always a chef. Whaley has a business degree from Cleveland State University and started his career as an account manager for the employment website, Monster.
Education has been a hot topic this election season. It is important to know who you are voting for, especially for your local representative on the Board of Education.
Peter Stern, who studied photography at Johnson State College in Vermont from 1980 to 1981, did not start shooting landscapes from the air until he began flying ultralight planes as a hobby in 2003.
JAPANESE NEWS BLOG
Comedy duo Bakusho Mondai's jokes about politicians were cut from an NHK New Year's show, Bakusho Mondai said on Wednesday during their TBS radio program "JUNK Bakusho Mondai Cowboy". The New Year's show was "Hatsu Warai Touzai Yose 2015," and aired on NHK, Japan's publicly owned broadcasting organization, on Jan.
It was reported last week that actress Kitagawa Keiko, 28, and singer DAIGO, 36, have been in a relationship since spring. The two first met in 2011 on the set of the drama "LADY~Saigo no Hanzai Profile~". DAIGO played a guest role in the first episode.