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  • Ingenuity on display

    Ingenuity on display
    An elective class at Thurston Middle School allows students to build a model robot with wheels. Instructor Kelly Skon guides seventh- and eighth-graders in a class called STEAM, an inaugural course that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art...
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension

    O.C. tollway cancels studies for controversial extension
    Orange County's largest tollway operation announced Tuesday that it has canceled environmental studies for a controversial extension project that was widely criticized and ultimately rejected by the California Coastal Commission in 2008. The...
  • Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income

    Federal cuts pinch Marylanders' income
    Tammy Woodard lost pay and paid time off last year to federal budget tightening, which meant she had to tighten her family's budget — and continues to do so now in fear of future cuts. For the Aberdeen Proving Ground employee, it is a personal hit....
  • New center opens to help minority businesses secure contracts, tap into global markets

    New center opens to help minority businesses secure contracts, tap into global markets
    Minority-owned businesses can receive help expanding, securing contracts and accessing large supply chains through a new center that opened Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced. The Minority Business Development Agency at Johns Hopkins...
  • Maryland port administration receives award for export performance

    Maryland port administration receives award for export performance
    The Maryland Port Administration received a federal award Wednesday for its success increasing exports out of the port of Baltimore's public terminals in recent years. The President's "E Star" Award, given at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of...
  • Southland gets a leg up on aerospace, advanced manufacturing grants

    The Southern California region received a federal designation this week intended to funnel money into its aerospace and advanced manufacturing industry. The designation gives the region the first crack at $1.3 billion in federal grants. Though the...
  • National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit

    National Aquarium considers whether to keep dolphins on exhibit
    The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is...
  • Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says

    Md. gains 8,900 jobs in November, Labor Dept. says
    Maryland gained 8,900 jobs in November, the federal government estimated Friday — a decidedly up month in an up-and-down year held back by Washington budget cuts. Better job growth after a difficult few months pushed the state's unemployment rate...
  • At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship

    At College Park, an all-encompassing focus on entrepreneurship
    Foluke Tuakli hopped on a bicycle and weaved around her classroom at the University of Maryland, College Park, acting out the problems that cyclists encounter on the road. "I'm turning, I'm turning," she shrieked as the bike wobbled. The demonstration...
  • Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields

    Climate change's effect here: More severe weather, higher crop yields
    Climate change is expected to bring more severe weather, increased crop yields and a longer Great Lakes shipping season to Illinois and the Midwest, the White House said Tuesday in its report on global warming. The report, which called out the region...