BOSTON The number of international students studying at U.S. colleges increased by 10 per cent last year, marking the largest single-year gain in 35 years, according to new federal data. Meanwhile, the number of Americans studying abroad grew by only 5 per cent, falling short of expectations.
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HELENA, Mont. ‚The Canadian province of Alberta wants to bolster its struggling population of sage grouse by relocating dozens of the chicken-sized birds from Montana, which itself is taking steps to ensure its own fragile population doesn’t become endangered.
Young women are living with their parents or relatives at a rate not seen since 1940 as more millennial women put off marriage, attend college and face high living expenses.
TRENTON, N.J. Pedals the bipedal bear can clearly stand on its own two feet but activists in his northern New Jersey terrain wonder for how long.
MOSCOW After emerging from an eight-day space simulation on Friday, the all-female Russian crew said they had missed their loved ones in the experiment more than they missed the comforts of regular life.
The six-woman crew climbed into a grounded space capsule last week to imitate a lunar flight and test the effects of confinement and stress that come with space travel.
Worn and faded hardwood floors can drag down the look of a room. But having scuffed floors sanded down and re-stained can be expensive and messy.
One alternative that’s gaining popularity: painting older hardwood floors. You can add solid colour, stripes, or any imaginable stenciled or hand-drawn patterns to a floor.
SEATTLE Free rent and groceries were selling points, but college freshman Aishwarya Mandyam was more excited about the chance to connect with like-minded women when she moved into the eight-bedroom house offered up by a Seattle software startup.
PORTLAND, Maine As a first-time father, Wayne Maines held his newborn twin sons and dreamed of their life together ‚Äî a dream that, at least then, didn’t include taking one of them to a father-daughter dance.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. After a California couple called off their wedding, the bride-to-be’s family decided to turn the $35,000 extravagant event into a feast for the homeless.
The bride’s mother, Kari Duane, said Sunday that rather than cancel the reception, they invited Sacramento’s homeless for a once in a lifetime meal Saturday at the Citizen Hotel, one of the city’s finest venues.
MILAN A judge from Guinness World Records has certified a 122-meter-long (400-foot-long) baguette baked at the Milan Expo 2015 World’s Fair as the longest in the world.