The future of tap dancing in America may rest on the small shoulders of a four-foot-tall, 52-pound, 10-year-old boy from Ashburn, Virginia. Luke Spring is a YouTube darling who is even more astonishing in person
The slow pace of America’s economic recovery means many states are still hurting financially.
At this year’s Grammys, the five nominees for Album of the Year have something peculiar in common: they were all were mixed or engineered by graduates of Full Sail University. In fact, this year’s Grammy-nominated projects were worked on by 74 alums of Full Sail U in total
It’s just as well that Tullis Onstott doesn’t suffer from claustrophobia. During the academic year, the Princeton geoscientist works in an office in the sub-basement of the university’s Guyot Hall a floor some of his colleagues didn’t even know existed.
Man of the Year On the year's shortest day, 60 years ago, in Gori, near Tiflis, a son was born to a poor, hard-working Georgian cobbler named Vissarion Djugashvili. The boy's pious mother christened him Joseph, after the husband of Mary, mother of Jesus
On New Year's Day a new California law went into effect that sharply reduces the penalties for possession of marijuana. Now anyone caught with less than an ounce of grass will be given only a traffic ticket-type citation and a possible fine of up to $100.The law demands a peculiar kind of precision from police officers, namely a certainty about how much grass makes an ounce.
Bullies can be anywhere, but there’s no place they show up more than in schools, and no time more than in September.
The Latin class you took freshman year may lack real-world usefulness, but researchers think graduates may pick up a different kind of skill in college: stress management. A study in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior suggests that highly educated adults handle daily stress better than their less educated counterparts
The rise of China as an economic and political juggernaut has become a familiar refrain, but now there’s another area in which the Chinese are suddenly emerging as a world power: education. In the latest Program for International Student Assessment comparative survey of the academic performance of 15-year-olds around the world an authoritative study released every three years Chinese teenagers from Shanghai far outscored their international peers in all three subject matters that were tested last year: reading, math and science.
Randall Wentz works for the University of Wisconsin, vetting scholarship applications.