| Feb 7, 2014
| 7:09 AM
We're about halfway through the this 2014 Virginia General Assembly session. Time for some totally unscientific analysis of the folks who are winning this session.
Forget the politicians for now. What interest groups are moving their bills through the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Scientists have been trying to harness the secrets of star power since the days of the Cold War. Now, using a 2-millimeter capsule housed in a cavernous building roughly the length of three football fields, researchers have conducted a landmark...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
A Hong Kong without traffic jams and crowds is a phenomenon eerier than any alien invasion or zombie outbreak, and it's what the passengers of a minibus have to cope with when they find themselves the survivors of a strange pandemic in "The Midnight...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:18 PM
RAWLINS, Wyo. — A relentless wind howls day after day across this high desert, pouring through a low gap on the Continental Divide.
"This is one of the windiest places in the nation," screams Bill Miller above the din of gusting air.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:32 PM
One of the proudest moments in state history occurred 60 years ago Tuesday, when the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, slid into the Thames River at Groton. The christening, by first lady Mamie Eisenhower, on Jan. 21, 1954,...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant shut down on Tuesday evening following an electric malfunction.
The outage, which occurred at around 9:25 p.m., resulted from a breakdown on the non-nuclear side of the Calvert County facility, according to a news...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHIINGTON--Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Shades of Cold War anxiety were rekindled recently by reports that Air Force investigations were underway into alleged drug use, as well as cheating on preparedness tests, among nuclear missile launch officers working in the nation's pressure-cooker...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced Monday that it is conducting a special inspection at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Southern Maryland after an electrical malfunction caused the two reactors there to shut down.
The plant, which...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:32 AM
In 1982, French writers Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand, and artist Jean-Marc Rochette collaborated on “Le Transperceneige,” a science-fiction graphic novel about the last […]...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
Duke Energy customers will see their bills go up again in January because of two nuclear duds that won't generate a single watt of power.
Beginning next year, the average bill will rise by 89 cents, bringing the amount customers pay for two failed...