Science

Bird flu strain infects human for 1st time

Scientists describe 1st human infection with strain of bird flu, call for more surveillance

Friday - 11/15/2013, 01:44pm EST

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon jumps 28 percent

Destruction of Brazil's Amazon rainforest jumps 28 percent; Activists blame looser laws

Friday - 11/15/2013, 01:20pm EST

Where did dogs first appear? DNA points to Europe

First Fido? DNA study points to Europe as place where wolves evolved into man's best friend

Friday - 11/15/2013, 01:20pm EST

Scientists: Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

Scientists recover oldest big cat fossil yet _ a 4.4-million-year-old skull from Tibet

Friday - 11/15/2013, 01:20pm EST

Experts: Man, nature share typhoon tragedy blame

Geography, poverty, construction, population, warming all factor into making typhoon so bad

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 04:14pm EST

Satellite hits Atlantic _ but what about next one?

Satellite fragments latest "space junk" to hit Earth _ but what about all the rest up there?

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 04:14pm EST

'Asian unicorn' caught on film for first time this century

An animal so rare it's called an unicorn has had its picture taken for the first time this century.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 01:35pm EST

Virus victim: I had no choice, I had to pay the ransom

Computer experts are warning about the quickly spreading and vicious malware that locks down files and demands a ransom. A victim of CryptoLocker tells her story.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 08:27am EST

Va schools set to attend research conference

Virginia universities set to attend DC research conference on science, engineering, medicine

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 04:20am EST

Scientists warn of hot, sour, breathless oceans

Report: Ocean future looks grimmer due to combination of acidity, warmth and lack of oxygen

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 08:10pm EST

Vicious virus locks-down files, demands ransom

Computer experts, including Data Doctor Ken Colburn, are warning about a vicious malware virus that locks a computer's files and demands a ransom for their return.

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 12:25pm EST
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New flasher wrasse species discovered in Indonesia

New fish, a flasher wrasse species, found in coral reefs of national park in eastern Indonesia

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 10:28am EST

Correction: Polonium Q&A story

Correction: Polonium Q&A story

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 08:50am EST

A timeline of recent ethanol events

A timeline of recent ethanol events

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 07:30pm EST

Student sues Montana college after flunking math

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 06:00pm EST

MacFarlane in D.C. for dedication of late astronomer's papers

He's known as the creator of "Family Guy" and director of the raunchy film comedy "Ted."

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 03:32pm EST

Europe needs more environment study on shale gas

Europe needs more research on shale gas industry's effects on the environment

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 02:31pm EST

Google Glass: For better or worse

WTOP just bought Google Glass - the Internet-connected eyewear that everyone is talking about. Now we just have to figure out how it works.

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 08:07am EST

Hurricane? Cyclone? Typhoon? Here's the difference

How a hurricane differs from a typhoon or cyclone: Mostly where they are and when they hit

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 06:24am EST

Typhoon Haiyan overshadows UN climate talks

Tearful plea from Philippines delegate as typhoon overshadows opening of UN climate talks

Monday - 11/11/2013, 02:03pm EST
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