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From left: Madison Morrison, 22, Andrew Palacio, 22, Michael Chacon, 22, and Leen Alfaoury, 21, are Johns Hopkins University seniors who created a noise-reducing leaf blower cap for their senior design project. The students have filed for a patent for the attachment, which has been picked up by Stanley Black &amp; Decker for manufacturing.

Students’ leaf blower cap reduces sound from devices, to hit stores in 2026

From left: Madison Morrison, 22, Andrew Palacio, 22, Michael Chacon, 22, and Leen Alfaoury, 21, are Johns Hopkins University seniors who created a noise-reducing leaf blower cap for their senior design project. The students have filed for a patent for the attachment, which has been picked up by Stanley Black &amp; Decker for manufacturing.

June 11, 2024, 6:02am Life

Nate Greene, an engineer at Stanley Black & Decker in Towson, Md., calls the innovation “extremely atypical.” Read story

Dave Crenshaw sits June 3 with his service dog, Doc, in front of his home in Kearny, N.J. Crenshaw served with the Army National Guard in Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2016 while working undercover in law enforcement.

Service dogs ease PTSD in vets; Researchers hope results of study will help expand options for service members

Dave Crenshaw sits June 3 with his service dog, Doc, in front of his home in Kearny, N.J. Crenshaw served with the Army National Guard in Iraq and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2016 while working undercover in law enforcement.

June 11, 2024, 6:01am Health

Specially trained service dogs helped ease PTSD symptoms in U.S. military veterans in a small study that the researchers hope will help expand options for service members. Read story

While incorporating bone broth into a balanced diet may offer improved joint health and skin elasticity, the diet&rsquo;s restrictive nature raises some red flags.

Dipping into the bone broth buzz

While incorporating bone broth into a balanced diet may offer improved joint health and skin elasticity, the diet&rsquo;s restrictive nature raises some red flags.

June 11, 2024, 6:01am Food

Bone broth has been making waves in the wellness world, with influencers touting its benefits for gut health and weight loss. But what exactly is involved with this trendy diet, and does it live up to the hype? Read story

Kent Hups, a science instructor at Northglenn High School, talks May 31 about how to identify dinosaurs by how many toes they had in Broomfield, Colo.

Today’s lesson: How to identify dinosaur footprints

Kent Hups, a science instructor at Northglenn High School, talks May 31 about how to identify dinosaurs by how many toes they had in Broomfield, Colo.

June 11, 2024, 5:58am Life

Past fields of yellow wildflowers, tall grass and prairie dog burrows, an Adams County geology teacher, four of his students and the Broomfield mayor huddled around the fossilized footprint of a horned dinosaur that roamed this land some 70 million years ago. “To have this in our own backyard,” Mayor… Read story

Blue crabs crawl in a bin aboard the FV Southern Girl in July 2022.

Chesapeake’s blue crabs holding steady after rebound

Blue crabs crawl in a bin aboard the FV Southern Girl in July 2022.

June 11, 2024, 5:55am Pets & Wildlife

After a rebound last year from a rock-bottom count the year before, the number of blue crabs estimated in the Chesapeake Bay held fairly steady, according to this year’s winter survey. Read story

FILE - Pat Sajak, left, and Vanna White, from &ldquo;Wheel of Fortune,&rdquo; attend a ceremony honoring Harry Friedman with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2019.

Pat Sajak says goodbye to ‘Wheel of Fortune’: ‘An incredible privilege.’ Seacrest pays tribute

FILE - Pat Sajak, left, and Vanna White, from &ldquo;Wheel of Fortune,&rdquo; attend a ceremony honoring Harry Friedman with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2019.

June 10, 2024, 8:11am Entertainment

After 41 years and over 8,000 episodes, Pat Sajak made his final turn as the renowned host of “Wheel of Fortune” on Friday. Read story

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Will Smith, left, and Martin Lawrence in &ldquo;Bad Boys: Ride or Die.&rdquo; (Frank Masi/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP)

‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ boosts Will Smith’s comeback and the box office with $56 million opening

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Will Smith, left, and Martin Lawrence in &ldquo;Bad Boys: Ride or Die.&rdquo; (Frank Masi/Columbia Pictures-Sony via AP)

June 10, 2024, 7:32am Entertainment

“Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” the fourth installment in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action comedy series, opened with an estimated $56 million in theaters over the weekend, handing Hollywood a much-needed summer hit and Smith his biggest success since he slapped Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. Read story

From left: Actors Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl and James Pickens of &ldquo;Grey&rsquo;s Anatomy&rdquo; speak Jan. 15 during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ still a hit at 20

From left: Actors Chandra Wilson, Justin Chambers, Ellen Pompeo, Katherine Heigl and James Pickens of &ldquo;Grey&rsquo;s Anatomy&rdquo; speak Jan. 15 during the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.

June 10, 2024, 6:09am Entertainment

When ABC’s enduring medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy” made its debut in March 2005, Netflix was still a DVD-by-mail company. There were plenty of pagers but not an iPhone in sight when viewers met Meredith Grey and the show’s first set of surgical interns. Read story

Simon Cowell attends the red carpet for &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Got Talent&rdquo; season 18 live show at Hotel Dena on Aug. 29, 2023, in Pasadena, California.

Music exec Simon Cowell seeks to replicate One Dimension success with new London billboards

Simon Cowell attends the red carpet for &ldquo;America&rsquo;s Got Talent&rdquo; season 18 live show at Hotel Dena on Aug. 29, 2023, in Pasadena, California.

June 10, 2024, 6:06am Entertainment

Music executive Simon Cowell appears to be searching for the next One Direction. Read story

Awards, including an Emmy, are displayed at Netflix headquarters Los Gatos, Calif. on March 7, 2024. Netflix wins awards for its shows like a Hollywood studio, but still relies on the sophisticated technology of a Silicon Valley company to reel in viewers and subscribers.

Netflix’s recipe for success includes ‘secret sauce’ spiced with Silicon Valley savvy

Awards, including an Emmy, are displayed at Netflix headquarters Los Gatos, Calif. on March 7, 2024. Netflix wins awards for its shows like a Hollywood studio, but still relies on the sophisticated technology of a Silicon Valley company to reel in viewers and subscribers.

June 9, 2024, 1:47pm Life

Although its video streaming service sparkles with a Hollywood sheen, Netflix still taps its roots in Silicon Valley to stay a step ahead of traditional TV and movie studios. Read story