Science

After wet spell, 2nd sinkhole opens up in Oregon

After wet spell, 2nd sinkhole opens up in Oregon yard; no injuries

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:19pm EST

After Sochi, what's next for Winter Olympics?

Size, scale and cost of Sochi Olympics pose challenge for future Winter Games and locations

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:06pm EST

New suits aim to avoid shark attacks (Video)

A new swimming suit developed in West Australia can prevent shark attacks.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 09:03am EST

Charge phone battery in 10 seconds, last 24 hours?

The explosion of mobile phones, tablets, laptops, cameras and power tools have at least one thing in common -- they need to be charged. The men credited with developing the lithium-ion battery that powers the devices have been honored in our area.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 04:15am EST

Radiation detected near New Mexico nuke site

Radiation detected a half-mile from underground nuke repository in New Mexico

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 07:40pm EST

Fort Belvoir students speak to astronauts about life in space

It was a once in a lifetime experience meant to foster a love if science. A group of Virginia kids spent part if their day talking to an astronaut.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:46pm EST

Satellite reaches California for next Sea Launch

Eutelsat satellite arrives in California for next Sea Launch mission

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 02:31pm EST

Your pet might see more than you realize

Researchers who tested the eyes of a whole bunch of mammals say dogs, cats, hedgehogs and ferrets might be able to see UV rays.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 09:51am EST

Academy honors scientists behind special effects

Kristen Bell, Michael B. Jordan host Oscar ceremony for the scientists behind special effects

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 09:30am EST

Too many supplements could inhibit workout success

When it comes to vitamins, it's possible to get too much of a good thing.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 05:15am EST

Website finds hotels where smokers can light up

With many hotel chains banning smoking, customers who choose to indulge often find it challenging to book a hotel room where they can light up. A new website, Smoketels.com, only books smoking rooms.

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 04:21am EST

Montpelier getting visitors immersed in history

Madison's Montpelier offering opportunities for amateur archaeologists to live their dream

Wednesday - 02/19/2014, 03:51am EST

Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

As hatchery fish come to dominate rivers on West Coast, lawsuits target impacts on wild runs

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:02pm EST

All about football now for Penn State's Urschel

Penn State's John Urschel puts math aside to concentrate of making it in NFL

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 02:29pm EST

Supply ship departs space station after 5 weeks

Private supply ship departs space station after 5-week visit: 1 big trash incinerator

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 12:35pm EST

Monday's asteroid flyby common, threat real

Earth narrowly missed a collision with an asteroid three times the size of FedEx Field. Although 2 million miles crossed between the fate of humankind and the mass of space rock, the threat from asteroids is real.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 12:16pm EST
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Many Americans can't answer science questions

Whether the Earth orbits the sun or astrology is scientific are questions many Americans cannot answer correctly.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 10:15am EST

U.Va. board to consider 2 new master's programs

U.Va. board to consider new master's programs in data science and European studies

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 08:09am EST

Why longer winters may be on the way

Mark Fischetti, senior editor at Scientific American, says that the jet stream - the river of air in the northern hemisphere that blows west to east and drives most of the D.C. region's weather - has been changing, and it means that extreme-weather periods will last longer.

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 05:29am EST

Mammoth tusk lifted from Seattle construction pit

Mammoth tusk retrieved from 30-foot pit at downtown Seattle construction site

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 04:08am EST
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