Science

Scientists resume digging at La Brea Tar Pits

Mastodons and camels: Scientists resume digging at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 08:22pm EDT

Scientist gets World Food Prize for wheat advances

Crop scientist awarded 2014 World Food Prize for work developing disease-resistant wheat

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:04pm EDT

Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate

Senate Democrats call on 4 Republican EPA chiefs to help press case on climate change

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 07:04pm EDT

Obama, inventors check out electric giraffe

Obama, entrepreneurs, students check out innovations such as 17-foot electric giraffe

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 06:40pm EDT

Woman sues, saying chia powder caused salmonella

Colorado woman sues California company, says she got salmonella from chia powder

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 06:20pm EDT

All gone: How erasing billions of birds shocked us

From billions to zero: Humans killed off passenger pigeons but may try to bring them back

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 05:42pm EDT

Lawsuit seeks protection for Kirtland's snake

Environmental group sues federal government, seeking legal protection for Kirtland's snake

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 04:40pm EDT

Study finds blackbird decline in California

Survey finds significant decline in blackbird species found mostly in Central California

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 04:01pm EDT

Kansas governor squawks over prairie chicken suit

Brownback says groups' lawsuit over prairie chicken is attempt to stifle energy, agriculture

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 04:00pm EDT

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
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