Beer experts call yeast "the conductor of the orchestra." The American Society for Microbiology is trying to help beer lovers understand the synergy between microbiology and brewing beer. The key? Keeping the yeast happy.
The partial shutdown of the federal government comes at a price - two of them, actually.
Fulfilling its purpose of bringing "the Wall" to communities that can't easily visit it, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund organizers never expected to set up the traveling memorial in D.C.
The WTOP Answer Desk set out to learn which wheels of government would continue to turn and which might grind to a halt.
Dan Savage, DNC chairwoman among featured authors at Jewish Literary Festival in DC
Passport, driver's license, other items found in lockbox with driver killed in DC car chase
Rep. John Lewis arrested during immigration rally outside of US Capitol building
Drivers in the D.C. metropolitan area could be in for a chaotic commute during the Friday morning rush hour this week.
Some DC charities reduce services, furlough workers as funding runs out due to shutdown
DC mayor seeks meeting with Obama, congressional leaders on government shutdown
A mistake by the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue resulted in gas wholesalers charging gas stations 23 percent more than they should have, with the extra cost likely passed along to consumers.
A police investigation found no evidence that fires on three D.C. ambulances this summer were deliberately set.
Former DC teacher gets 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography
Most people seek privacy in the restroom, but one Washington Capitals star wanted anything but alone time when he got locked in a bathroom stall, turning to Twitter for help.
New York Times journalist Allen Salkin got his first taste of Food Network frenzy while covering the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in 2008 -- and he was struck by the attention paid to the network's top chefs. Salkin's new book dives into the world of the Food Network.
Now in its second week, the partial government shutdown has taken its toll on the White House, where about 3 of 4 staffers have been furloughed, barred even from checking the BlackBerrys they usually clutch like worry beads.
The short-lived 901 Restaurant, which closed earlier this year at 901 9th St. NW, will be replaced by City Tap House, a craft beer-centric bar and restaurant out of Philadelphia, as the BarredinDC blog first reported.
New wax figure of Betty White to join collection at DC's Madame Tussauds wax museum
Two men were hospitalized early Tuesday morning after being shot in D.C.