How Washington, DC became the capital of bike-sharing in the US

How Washington, DC became the capital of bike-sharing in the US
By Nathan Ingraham, theverge.com

Wash­in­ton, DC was never known for being bike-friendly — but over the last decade, the city is home to the largest and most suc­cess­ful bike-sharing pro­gram in the coun­try. Slate tracks its rise, pin­ning much of the suc­cess on for­mer…

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For China’s driving test, be ready for almost anything

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Washington, Massachusetts Top TechNet State Broadband Rankings

Washington, Massachusetts Top TechNet State Broadband Rankings
John Murrell, allthingsd.com

If the local broad­band cli­mate is a major fac­tor in decid­ing where in the U.S. to set­tle your fam­i­ly or busi­ness, Tech­Net has some guid­ance to offer.

The tech­nol­o­gy advo­ca­cy group sur­veyed the states to com­pare indi­ca­tors on…

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Washington, District Of Cycling

Washington, District Of Cycling
Emily Badger, fastcompany.com

Few modes of trans­porta­tion are more basic than the hum­ble bike. Heck, peo­ple have been strad­dling them for some 200 years, far longer than we’ve been mov­ing about town in street­cars, sub­ways, or our own cars. And so this seems a bit…

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Thomas Lovejoy featured at Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts & Sciences ceremonies

English: Gilman Hall, Johns Hopkins University...

English: Gilman Hall, Johns Hopkins University Campus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Introduced by noted anthropologist and dean Katherine Newman the graduation ceremony for JHU Krieger School of Arts and Sciences featured Thomas Lovejoy, founder of Nature series on PBS  and the Biodiversity Chair at the Heinz Center for Science, Economics, and the Environment based in Washington, DC. Lovejoy noted that “human creativity is without limits” and critical to solving the world’s major social problems.

Johns Hopkins University: Graduate Studies in Arts and Sciences and Engineering.