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Sharks: Perceived menace actually vulnerable, essential

Sharks are going to hunt down you and your family and won't rest until they explode. At least, that's what the 1975 movie "Jaws" would have you believe.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:51am EDT

Tags: sharks, Chesapeake, Robert Latour, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Jaws, David Secor,


Sharks in the Chesapeake: More likely than thought

Unlike the nearby ocean coasts, the Chesapeake Bay is not a hotbed for shark sport fishing, largely due to the low numbers of sharks that can exist in the water. Bull sharks are among the only species that can withstand salinity levels that low.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 11:49am EDT

Tags: Pete Ide, David Lowensteiner, Kelly Sullivan, Chesapeake Bay, bull shark, Shark Week, sharks, Captain Pete,


WTOP Guide: How regional sharks feed (VIDEO)

In the wake of shark-killing fury spurred on by the 1975 movie "Jaws," the aquarium serves as a respository for information about a misunderstood beast that is critical to the entire marine ecosystem.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 06:26am EDT

Tags: Shark Week, Alan Henningsen, sharks, National Aquarium, National Aquarium in Baltimore


Drones in region's skies to forever redefine privacy

Whatever the outcome, it's clear drones will forever change the Old Dominion and other jurisdictions nationwide.

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 10:21am EDT

Tags: drones, Virginia Tech, ACLU, epic, Virginia Department of Aviation, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV,


2 millionth rider signals next major Bikeshare milestone

The celebration of its 1 millionth rider occurred precisely on the one-year anniversary of the start of the D.C. and Alexandria public system. Eight months later, its 2 millionth rider will most likely occur on or hours before Bike to Work Day.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 01:53pm EDT

Tags: capital bikeshare, bike to work


A modern D.C.: 'Ruined' or 'accommodating'?

People often ask Simon Jacobsen why more of D.C. couldn't look like Georgetown. The 18-year veteran of architecture design has a simple answer: "Well, it did."

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 09:34am EDT

Tags: Office of Historic Preservation, D.C. Office of Planning, David Maloney, Simon Jacobsen, Ruined Capitol,

'Luck' a key role in preventing terror, will run out

Yemen has been high on the Central Intelligence Agency's radar before they they disrupted the most recent suicide plot there, set to sneak explosives through security and onboard an airplane by concealing a non-metalic device in a suicide bomber's underwear. This technology far more advanced than the intelligence community previously thought of al-Qaida's abilities.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Tags: Ibrahim al Asiri, Osama Bin Laden, MJ Gohel, al-Qaida, Michael Hayden


Racist tweets drown out pure Game 7 glory

Moments after right winger Joel Ward shoveled the puck past Bruins goalie Tim Thomas in the second minute of overtime, sealing the fate of the 2011 Stanley Cup champions, hateful speech began popping up on Twitter. Some users have deleted their comments -- though they still appear in search engines -- while others stand by their 144 characters.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 09:47am EDT

Tags: Joel Ward, ben raby, Kevin Weekes, Wayne Simmonds


Exec: 'Doomsday' budget better for Montgomery Co.

Proposed legislation would put part of the responsibility of paying teacher's pensions on the counties in which they work, which would add a $40 million per year burden to the county budget, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett told WTOP on Thursday's "Ask the Executive" program.

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 12:10pm EDT

Tags: Ike Leggett, mark segraves,

Discovery's 'bittersweet' retirement isn't the end for U.S. in space (VIDEO)

Discovery's internment at Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. is bittersweet for space fans and advocates nationwide who see it as one of America's greatest innovations, which won't be succeeded in the immediate future by an active replacement.

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 03:16pm EDT

Tags: Discovery, Space Shuttle, Bill Readdy, Bill Harwood,

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