Science

In odd twist, industry agrees to ban 'microbeads'

In surprising truce, antagonists agree to ban plastic 'microbeads' pouring into Great Lakes

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 02:04pm EDT

Killer robots: Is that really a thing?

Robots are becoming more and more a part of our lives. The New York Times recently reported worries of killer robots are on the rise.

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 03:39am EDT

Shaky stats fuel power plant debate

Lots of statistics, less reality as both sides debate Obama power plant rules

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 10:58am EDT

You've been cutting cake all wrong (Video)

You've been cutting your cake all wrong. Watch a video about the best way to do it.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 10:05am EDT

The secret lives of invertebrates (Photos)

As the National Zoo prepares to close its Invertebrate Exhibit, WTOP decided to take a look at what visitors will be missing once these creatures are relocated.

Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 06:12am EDT

Latest federal plan for Columbia salmon challenged

Groups challenge latest federal plan for making Columbia dams safer for salmon

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 08:20pm EDT

Threatened bird leads feds to block some drilling

Feds block drilling on 400,000 acres in Colorado, Utah to protect threatened bird species

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 07:20pm EDT

Florida more vulnerable to twisters than Midwest

New twister on tornado risk: Florida, Southeast have highest death rates per mile, study shows

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 01:26pm EDT

New study aims to rapidly test lung cancer drugs

Medical speed-dating: Novel study will match lung cancer drugs to patients' gene profiles

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 06:40am EDT

Unions join fight over Washington fish consumption

Washington unions back businesses in fight over fish consumption, water quality

Monday - 06/16/2014, 08:12pm EDT

Sweden returns pre-Incan funeral shroud to Peru

Peru displays 2,000-year-old pre-Incan shroud, among first items recovered from Swedish museum

Monday - 06/16/2014, 07:44pm EDT

Grocers sue Vermont over GMO food label law

Grocers, others, sue Vermont over law requiring labels on genetically modified food

Monday - 06/16/2014, 07:36pm EDT

Oregon hopes to be first state to map GMO fields

Mistrust between biotech firms, other farmers may thwart Oregon hopes of GMO mapping

Monday - 06/16/2014, 05:04pm EDT

Smithsonian asks judge's help with bug collection

Smithsonian seeks to alter terms of 1960s bequest to move beyond buying more bugs

Monday - 06/16/2014, 02:06pm EDT

National Zoo to close invertebrate exhibit

The National Zoo announced Monday that it would permanently close its invertebrate exhibit, which is home to dozens of aquatic and land-based creatures without backbones.

Monday - 06/16/2014, 12:42pm EDT

Stats aplenty, facts fewer in power plant debate

Climate change: Lots of statistics, less reality as both sides debate Obama power plant rules

Monday - 06/16/2014, 03:26am EDT

Car detour lets toads cross road without croaking

Why did the baby toads cross the road? To get to the other side _ with help from a car detour

Sunday - 06/15/2014, 09:40am EDT

Alaska biologists: Baby moose are not pets

Alaska biologists warn people against handling, taking home moose calves separated from moms

Sunday - 06/15/2014, 08:50am EDT

NASA hopes to launch 'flying saucer' after delay

NASA hopes to launch 'flying saucer' mission in late June after weather delay

Sunday - 06/15/2014, 07:50am EDT

Endangered delicacy: Japan eel on species red list

Japanese eels put on endangered species 'red list' as Japan mulls ways to reverse decline

Saturday - 06/14/2014, 05:52pm EDT
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