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University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland, College Park is Maryland's flagship public university. Its campus is located in Prince George's County, near the intersection of Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. Notable alumni include Steny Hoyer, Sergey Brin and Kevin Plank.
The University of Maryland, College Park is Maryland's flagship public university. Its campus is located in Prince George's County, near the intersection of Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway. Notable alumni include Steny Hoyer, Sergey Brin and Kevin Plank. « Show less

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  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria; UNLV finishes second

    Solar Decathlon 2013 winner is Team Austria; UNLV finishes second
    Austrian students from the Vienna University of Technology edged out the University of Nevada Las Vegas and 17 other collegiate teams Saturday in Irvine to win the 2013 Solar Decathlon, the closest finish to the sustainable house design competition...
  • Can bacteria use pain to tamp down the immune system?

    Can bacteria use pain to tamp down the immune system?
    Nothing gets our attention like pain. But pain is more than the body’s miniature cattle prod to get us to heed a wound, rest a swollen ankle, or stop eating chili peppers. Pain may be the language between animals and microbes. Far from being a...
  • David Roussève to spread 'Stardust' at Radar L.A.

    David Roussève to spread 'Stardust' at Radar L.A.
    As a child growing up in Houston, David Roussève spent most of his Sundays attending an African American Roman Catholic church. Though determined to be a model altar boy, he questioned the definition of sin. "I certainly wasn't in touch then with my own...
  • Lost unions and lost ground

    Lost unions and lost ground
    Over the next few days, the largest national group of unions, the AFL-CIO, meets in Los Angeles to look at ways to stem the long-term decline of American unions. African Americans and other people of color have a lot at stake. Many people think of a...
  • Robert Kraemer dies at 84; former NASA head of planetary exploration

    Robert Kraemer dies at 84; former NASA head of planetary exploration
    Robert S. Kraemer, NASA's former director of planetary exploration who was also an expert in rocket engines, died Aug. 20 at an assisted living home in Catonsville, Md., of complications from a fall, his family said. He was 84. Kraemer joined NASA in...
  • N.Y. state accuses CashCall of loan abuses

     N.Y. state accuses CashCall of loan abuses
    NEW YORK — New York's attorney general has accused an Anaheim lender of illegally charging triple-digit interest rates on personal loans, then hounding borrowers to collect payments when they inevitably fell behind. The lawsuit, filed late Monday,...
  • Tea's health benefits exist, but many claims remain cloudy

    Tea's health benefits exist, but many claims remain cloudy
    When I was growing up, tea was something I was given by my mother and grandmother as a cure for colds. "Drink some hot tea, and you will feel better. I guarantee it." My choices were pretty simple, Tetley or Lipton. Today, food stores stock scores of...
  • Gerald D. Klee dies at 86; psychiatrist involved in Army LSD experiments

    Gerald D. Klee dies at 86; psychiatrist involved in Army LSD experiments
    Gerald D. Klee, a retired psychiatrist and LSD expert who participated in experiments with the hallucinogenic drug on volunteer servicemen at U.S. military installations in the 1950s, has died. He was 86. Klee died Sunday of complications after...
  • John Williams dies at 66; former Rams lineman later started dentistry practice

    John Williams dies at 66; former Rams lineman later started dentistry practice
    John Williams, a Los Angeles Rams lineman in the 1970s who went to dental school during his off-seasons and started a dentistry practice in Minneapolis after he retired from football, has died. He was 66. Williams, who had recently undergone a kidney...
  • Hungry for a group to safely deliver leftover food to charities

    Hungry for a group to safely deliver leftover food to charities
    On a recent evening, students at Pomona College feasted on chicken pot pie, steamed veggies, biscuits and rice. And, as is often the case, there were plenty of leftovers in the dining hall, enough for about 100 extra meals. Those leftovers, however,...