Six years ago, Gina Lincicum and her husband made a cross-country move. They left behind sunny Los Angeles for a quiet Virginia suburb outside of Washington.
There's good news and bad news on the honeybee beat.
Home prices fell for the sixth straight month in October, down 1.2% compared with September and 3.4% a year ago, according to the latest S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city index.
Doctors and researchers have known for years that children are more likely to develop mental-health problems if their mother has struggled with depression. But what if it's the father who's depressed?
An explosion caused by a chemical reaction at a University of Maryland-College Park chemistry lab caused minor injuries to two students and forced authorities to evacuate the four-story building, according to the Prince George's Fire Department.
Many young Americans are disappointed about what they heard from the candidates at Monday night's GOP candidates' debate. Or didn't hear. Nothing about how to fix our failing public schools, nothing about making a college education affordable, and nothing about giving jobs to the next generation of Americans.
Some of the most valuable real estate in cities is hidden beneath parked cars.
Prices may be rising at the grocery store and gas pump, but don't look to your paycheck for any relief.
Nine Central Washington University students were hospitalized after drinking Four Loko, but students at the University of Maryland, College Park, say they're aware of the drink's effects and know their own limits.
When Mark Kelly blasts off for space next year, he will join his identical twin, Scott Kelly, who is already on a space station mission.
Language experts weighed in Thursday after poring over the nearly 2,700 words of President Obama's Oval Office speech on the Gulf oil disaster.
Some of the largest fish in the Gulf Coast are now threatened by oil. CNN's Rob Marciano reports.
The damaging effects of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be felt all the way to Europe and the Arctic, a top scientist told a congressional panel Friday.
In most college classes, you get yelled at if you play with your cellphone. At the University of Maryland this semester, you're in trouble if you don't. That's because the school now dedicates an entire computer science course to iPhone programming. Taught by a visiting Apple engineer, CMSC498I is a twice-a-week series of practical lectures and labs; 25 students (all but two are men) learn to create basic apps that, for example, aid in navigating around campus or seeing local dining options. The course focuses on the iPhone, but its programming language will also apply to the new iPad, and its principles extend to other smartphones, like Google's Android devices. "The market has exploded," says UMD professor Adam Porter, who oversees the course, "and this class gives students the chance to work with cutting-edge technology."
A Prince George's County, Maryland, police officer has been suspended, and prosecutors are investigating an incident -- caught on video -- in which officers wielding nightsticks beat a University of Maryland student, officials said Tuesday.
One officer has been suspended after video surfaced of police beating a college student. WJLA reports.
In his hectic, noisy laboratory at the University of Maryland, Michael Pecht is wary when it comes to assessing whether Toyota's suggested repair of sticky gas pedals will have any real impact.
A cure for the common cold has eluded scientists since the dawn of mankind.
More than 200 indigenous people who refused to vacate their land in eastern Paraguay were sprayed late last week with what some believe was pesticide, sending seven to the hospital, a government cabinet member said this week.
An Indian spacecraft has spotted basic water elements in moon dust. They looked where no one had looked before.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has said that the recession is "very likely over," but the Fed isn't acting like we're in a recovery.
Children are next for swine flu vaccine trial tests. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Andrew Stein, 10, and his brother, Nathan, 7, are having a typical end-of-summer vacation: hanging out at the pool, visiting their grandparents and waiting for the beginning of school.
Sales of newly constructed homes leaped unexpectedly in July to hit their highest level since last September.
A group of 22 students from the greater District of Columbia and Maryland area have been quarantined in China after several tested positive for the H1N1 flu virus, school officials said Tuesday.
Sales of newly constructed single-family homes spiked 11% in June to an annualized rate of 384,000 homes, according to a report released Monday.
Welcome to the summer of the furlough. Manufacturing workers have long suffered from these "temporary layoffs," but the white-collar world is feeling them now, too: During this recession, everyone from universities to technology companies are using furloughs as a way to cut payroll without further trimming their staffs.
These days, getting a college degree doesn't guarantee you a job. And with so many new grads vying for a limited number of openings in the worst job market in years, it's tough to stand out in a crowd. Employers expect to hire 22% fewer new grads this year than they hired last year, according to a new study conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. That's the first time hiring projections have fallen since 2002, NACE said.
Yes, Americans are stressed over the economy.
President Obama on Wednesday will visit Phoenix, Arizona, one of the cities hardest hit with foreclosures, where he's expected to outline a $50 billion to $100 billion plan to help homeowners.
Researchers have solved the first step in treating the common cold, by mapping its entire genome, or genetic map, teams from the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Madison reported Thursday.
A genetic map of the common cold may be the next step in finding a cure. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Since the invention of the transistor, silicon semiconductors have been king. But now silicon-based transistors are nearing the limit of their potential. Excess heat and manufacturing hurdles are impeding the development of ever-faster and smaller processors.
Ty Harden is set to return to Major League Soccer action after a year away to pursue philanthropic work.
Some people have all the luck. A new study shows that certain individuals with a gene mutation can slurp down milk shakes or other high-fat food and drink without a nasty jump in cholesterol.
A 2007 study indicates that women who have migraines with auras are at increased risk for stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, looked at 1,000 African-American and white women from ages 15 to 49 and was published in the journal Stroke in August 2007.
According to a new study of an active Amish population, researchers say fat genes may not destine you to a lifetime of obesity
College presidents have sparked a debate on lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18
Been turned down for a credit card lately? Probably not if you're a teenager with no job and no credit history.
This year's graduating seniors may face higher risk for job burnout than their parents' generation, say business and career experts.
• 18 in '08 This group gets its name from a documentary film by teenage director David D. Burstein, who spent two years examining the disconnect between politicians and young adults. (One congressman told Burnstein the government should never have lowered the voting age in the first place). After the film's release, Burstein launched the site "to register, engage, and mobilize America's youth," as the site's mission statement reads. As for why he started the organization, Burnstein tells Politico: "There is a tendency to categorize our generation as obsessed with Angelina, Britney and Xboxes. But more than ever, our generation wants to make a difference; we just have no reason to believe politics is a way of doing that." • Rock The Vote Rock the Vote, popularized by MTV's 1996 "Choose or Lose initiative," began in 1989 with founder Jeff Ayeroff's first campaign, "Censorship is UnAmerican." Ayeroff, then an entertainment
Crude's surge last week took its price to an eye-popping $100 a barrel. The rise comes on top of a 57 percent jump for 2007 and puts oil within reach of its all-time inflation-adjusted high above $102, hit back in 1980.
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A week after a Wall Street consortium said it would form a fund to buy mortgage-backed debt, doubts are growing over whether the plan will offer any swift relief to the beleaguered credit markets.
By now everyone knows that those once wildly popular subprime-backed securities aren't worth as much as was thought. But that still leaves a big question: What are they worth?
Americans don't like public restrooms. They don't even like to talk about them. But a new movement is trying to bring toilets out of the closet
Sherelle Derico, 36, had a three-week-old daughter and no job when she and her husband split in 1996. But the challenges of the separation and single motherhood didn't deter her from seeking financial success.
When it comes to colds, flu, stomach bugs, and ear infections, everyone has a theory. Some have been passed down through generations, or are based on outdated science. A few just seem like common sense. But whatever their origin, many just aren't true. The facts behind these myths:
Seventy-one percent of Iraqis responding to a new survey favor a commitment by U.S.-led forces in Iraq to withdraw in a year.
A few decades ago, playing doctor was a game. Now it's a $3 billion industry, as the growing variety of home medical tests on the market enable millions of consumers to take their health into their...
We all awoke to headlines in our nation's most important newspapers reminding us that this is "A Day Without Immigrants." Not illegal immigrants, mind you, but immigrants.
A new study finds that supermassive black holes, located at the heart of some galaxies, are the most fuel efficient engines in the universe.
The difficulty of maintaining a work-life balance may be affecting the participation rates of women in the workforce, according to a report published Thursday.
A new study has raised the potential for a new generation of robotic "artificial muscles" to be used to perform tasks currently impossible for humans, from carrying out dangerous repair work to assisting in complicated surgery.
Comet Tempel 1, the target of NASA's Deep Impact probe, turns out to be quite fragile, with no more substance than a snowbank, scientists said on Tuesday.
Americans already feel worsening daily gas pains. A few months, or even a few weeks from now, consumers could be dishing out more for grocery bills, too.
The labor market may be even stronger than a quick look at the unemployment rate, and hourly paychecks, suggest.
Prices paid by consumers were less than expected by Wall Street, according to a government report Thursday that showed inflationary pressures in check.
HURLING MY TYPEWRITER down a flight of stairs was, I'm freely admitting two decades later, a shortsighted move on my part. Not because I committed a ridiculously childish act; in fact, all it took ...
Growth in the job market isn't just Wal-Mart greeters or burger flippers any more.
IN THE COLD VACUUM OF space, on a gleaming metal surface inside the Galaxy 4 communications satellite, tiny whiskers of tin grew in perfect stealth -- until May 19, 1998, that is. That's when at le...
The New Year is a great time to make changes.
When this year's incoming freshman class moved into their dorms during the University of Southern California's orientation week, they were able to meet new roommates, buy textbooks -- and register to vote.
Last week, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan warned that the number of retirees will soon grow so large that it could threaten the nation's ability to fund Social Security and Medicare.
Jupiter's atmosphere still contains remnants of a comet impact from a decade ago, but scientists said last week they are puzzled by how two substances have spread into different locations.
NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe told U.S. lawmakers worried about the Hubble Space Telescope's future that robotic servicing of the orbiting observatory appears to be more feasible than agency officials initially believed.
College students favor Democratic presidential contender Sen. John Kerry over President Bush by a 10-point margin and have become substantially more dissatisfied with Bush over the past six months, according to a poll released Thursday.
Editor's note: Campus Vibe is a feature that provides student perspectives on the 2004 election from selected colleges across the United States. This week's contributor is Amber Brozek, a reporter at the Daily Nebraskan, the student newspaper at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The views expressed in this article are not necessarily those of CNN, its affiliates or the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Feeling overworked? You now have a national movement to share your pain. A coalition of work-and-family organizations has designated Oct. 24 as Take Back Your Time Day. They hope Americans will tak...
I hope the suits at the TV networks are reading this, because I've got an idea for a new reality-based prime-time show. It's called Mutual Fund Survivor, and here's how it works: We turn a thousand...
Americans are working more than ever before--at least that's what they tell anyone who will listen. Complaints about longer work hours started dominating lunchroom tables and filtering into the bus...
What can the science of economics tell us about corporate layoffs and job insecurity--the angst-ridden subject of this issue's cover stories? Wait a second before you snort, "Nothing!" and turn the...
Ever since game theory was invented half a century ago, people have been prophesying that it was about to revolutionize economics and management. It's easy to see why. One definition of it--the stu...
-- It looks better on the page than it feels tripping off the tongue, but you'd better get used to the word anyway: demosclerosis. It will come in handy the next time you find yourself steaming ove...
Across the nation, scrappy small businesses heroically create jobs while FORTUNE 500 dinosaurs pare payrolls. Or so any pep-talking pol pushing a tax or health care break for ''the little guy'' wil...
As many as one out of three U.S. college students will be a crime victim while an undergraduate, according to the Campus Violence Prevention Center at Towson State College near Baltimore. That's di...
The reference in our headline is to political correctness (not personal computers), and the principal PC mugger in this case turns out to be Bernadine P. Healy, director of the National Institutes ...
IF YOU CAN understand this article, odds are you read at the level of a college freshman or better. In the U.S., which has produced more high school dropouts than college grads, that aptitude pushe...
Clear your mind for a moment of all the notions you've ever held about blacks, whites and racial discrimination. Now take a look at these stark statistics: -- A black household with an annual incom...
Fred Reno of the Los Angeles police bunco squad was working out at a health club when he overheard two people exchanging the password for a clandestine recruiting party for airplane -- the quick-bu...
JUST ABOUT the last thing many business travelers want to do in their spare time is get on another airplane, even when they have earned points toward free tickets in an airline frequent-flier progr...