Joel Achenbach The Washington Post


'Joel Achenbach The Washington Post' - 36 News Result(s)

  • 11 Killed In Pittsburgh Shooting In "Deadliest" Attack On Jews In US

    11 Killed In Pittsburgh Shooting In "Deadliest" Attack On Jews In US

    A man armed with a semiautomatic assault-style rifle stormed the Tree of Life synagogue here Saturday and shot worshipers during Shabbat services, killing 11 and wounding six in the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.

  • 3.7 Billion Year Fossil Or Just Rocks? Scientists At Odds Over Structure

    3.7 Billion Year Fossil Or Just Rocks? Scientists At Odds Over Structure

    It was an extraordinary claim: Scientists studying a rock formation in Greenland said they had discovered the Earth's oldest fossils, a series of small, cone-shaped structures left by microbial mats some 3.7 billion years ago.

  • A Jolt, Then Free Fall: Astronauts' Harrowing Escape From Rocket

    A Jolt, Then Free Fall: Astronauts' Harrowing Escape From Rocket

    A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff Thursday on a mission to the International Space Station, triggering an automatic abort command that forced the two-member crew - an American and a Russian - to make a harrowing parachute landing in their capsule, 200 miles from the launch site in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

  • How Will 9 Or 10 Billion People Eat Without Destroying The Environment?

    How Will 9 Or 10 Billion People Eat Without Destroying The Environment?

    The human population has reached 7.6 billion and could number 9 billion or 10 billion by midcentury. All those people will need to eat. A sobering report published Wednesday in the journal Nature argues that a sustainable food system that doesn't ravage the environment is going to require dramatic reforms - including a radical change in dietary hab...

  • 1 Dead As Powerful Hurricane Michael Smashes Florida Panhandle

    1 Dead As Powerful Hurricane Michael Smashes Florida Panhandle

    Late-blooming and suddenly historic Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon with roof-peeling winds of 155 miles per hour and a storm surge that scraped homes from their foundations. An October surprise that raced across the Gulf, Michael could go down in the record books as the third-strongest hurricane to hit t...

  • Teens Are More Susceptible To Effects Of Binge Drinking

    Teens Are More Susceptible To Effects Of Binge Drinking

    High school binge drinking has declined in recent decades in part because dozens of states, as well as the District of Columbia, raised the minimum legal drinking age to 21 in the 1980s, said Katherine Keyes, an epidemiologist at Columbia University and an expert on alcohol consumption.

  • What Is The Safe Level Of Alcohol Consumption? Study Finds This

    What Is The Safe Level Of Alcohol Consumption? Study Finds This

    To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That's the simple, surprising conclusion of a massive study, co-authored by 512 researchers from 243 institutions, published Thursday in the prestigious journal the Lancet.

  • The Importance Of Being Idle: A Lesson From Lazy Fire Ants

    The Importance Of Being Idle: A Lesson From Lazy Fire Ants

    Ants have mastered the art of keeping things moving. Another striking thing about ants is that some of them just sit around doing nothing. Now a study out of Georgia Tech combines these observations to deliver a lesson that could have implications for such things as how the robots of the future might be used for disaster relief.

  • NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck on Earth After Screwy Errors

    NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck on Earth After Screwy Errors

    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was supposed to be a million miles from Earth by now, peering deep into the universe and back in time.

  • NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck On Earth

    NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck On Earth

    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was supposed to be a million miles from Earth by now, peering deep into the universe and back in time to when stars were first assembling into galaxies.

  • "There's A Special Place In Hell": Trump Advisers Blast Trudeau After G7

    "There's A Special Place In Hell": Trump Advisers Blast Trudeau After G7

    President Donald Trump left America's closest allies dismayed Sunday after he yanked the U.S. endorsement of a Group of Seven economic agreement and then unleashed a Twitter attack - echoed by further harsh criticisms from his White House advisers - on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

  • "He Said 'Surprise,' And Started Firing": Student Kills 10 At US School

    "He Said 'Surprise,' And Started Firing": Student Kills 10 At US School

    A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a pistol went on a rampage Friday morning at his school here outside Houston, killing 10 people - mostly students - before surrendering to the officers who confronted him, officials said. Ten others were wounded, including a school resource officer who was left in critical condition.

  • Yellowstone National Park Supervolcano Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

    Yellowstone National Park Supervolcano Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

    Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.

  • How To Steer A Spacecraft Into Saturn

    How To Steer A Spacecraft Into Saturn

    A billion-dollar spacecraft named Cassini is about to burn up as it plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn this month. That's the plan, exquisitely crafted. Cassini will transmit data to Earth to the very end, squeezing out the last drips of science as a valediction for one of NASA's greatest missions.

  • Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas, Bringing Heavy Rain, Storm Surge

    Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas, Bringing Heavy Rain, Storm Surge

    Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down late Friday amid dire warnings of a major natural disaster as Hurricane Harvey roared ashore as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds for a few hours before weakening as it slowly moved inland.

'Joel Achenbach The Washington Post' - 36 News Result(s)

  • 11 Killed In Pittsburgh Shooting In "Deadliest" Attack On Jews In US

    11 Killed In Pittsburgh Shooting In "Deadliest" Attack On Jews In US

    A man armed with a semiautomatic assault-style rifle stormed the Tree of Life synagogue here Saturday and shot worshipers during Shabbat services, killing 11 and wounding six in the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.

  • 3.7 Billion Year Fossil Or Just Rocks? Scientists At Odds Over Structure

    3.7 Billion Year Fossil Or Just Rocks? Scientists At Odds Over Structure

    It was an extraordinary claim: Scientists studying a rock formation in Greenland said they had discovered the Earth's oldest fossils, a series of small, cone-shaped structures left by microbial mats some 3.7 billion years ago.

  • A Jolt, Then Free Fall: Astronauts' Harrowing Escape From Rocket

    A Jolt, Then Free Fall: Astronauts' Harrowing Escape From Rocket

    A Russian Soyuz rocket malfunctioned two minutes after liftoff Thursday on a mission to the International Space Station, triggering an automatic abort command that forced the two-member crew - an American and a Russian - to make a harrowing parachute landing in their capsule, 200 miles from the launch site in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

  • How Will 9 Or 10 Billion People Eat Without Destroying The Environment?

    How Will 9 Or 10 Billion People Eat Without Destroying The Environment?

    The human population has reached 7.6 billion and could number 9 billion or 10 billion by midcentury. All those people will need to eat. A sobering report published Wednesday in the journal Nature argues that a sustainable food system that doesn't ravage the environment is going to require dramatic reforms - including a radical change in dietary hab...

  • 1 Dead As Powerful Hurricane Michael Smashes Florida Panhandle

    1 Dead As Powerful Hurricane Michael Smashes Florida Panhandle

    Late-blooming and suddenly historic Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday afternoon with roof-peeling winds of 155 miles per hour and a storm surge that scraped homes from their foundations. An October surprise that raced across the Gulf, Michael could go down in the record books as the third-strongest hurricane to hit t...

  • Teens Are More Susceptible To Effects Of Binge Drinking

    Teens Are More Susceptible To Effects Of Binge Drinking

    High school binge drinking has declined in recent decades in part because dozens of states, as well as the District of Columbia, raised the minimum legal drinking age to 21 in the 1980s, said Katherine Keyes, an epidemiologist at Columbia University and an expert on alcohol consumption.

  • What Is The Safe Level Of Alcohol Consumption? Study Finds This

    What Is The Safe Level Of Alcohol Consumption? Study Finds This

    To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That's the simple, surprising conclusion of a massive study, co-authored by 512 researchers from 243 institutions, published Thursday in the prestigious journal the Lancet.

  • The Importance Of Being Idle: A Lesson From Lazy Fire Ants

    The Importance Of Being Idle: A Lesson From Lazy Fire Ants

    Ants have mastered the art of keeping things moving. Another striking thing about ants is that some of them just sit around doing nothing. Now a study out of Georgia Tech combines these observations to deliver a lesson that could have implications for such things as how the robots of the future might be used for disaster relief.

  • NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck on Earth After Screwy Errors

    NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck on Earth After Screwy Errors

    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was supposed to be a million miles from Earth by now, peering deep into the universe and back in time.

  • NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck On Earth

    NASA's Next Great Space Telescope Is Stuck On Earth

    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was supposed to be a million miles from Earth by now, peering deep into the universe and back in time to when stars were first assembling into galaxies.

  • "There's A Special Place In Hell": Trump Advisers Blast Trudeau After G7

    "There's A Special Place In Hell": Trump Advisers Blast Trudeau After G7

    President Donald Trump left America's closest allies dismayed Sunday after he yanked the U.S. endorsement of a Group of Seven economic agreement and then unleashed a Twitter attack - echoed by further harsh criticisms from his White House advisers - on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

  • "He Said 'Surprise,' And Started Firing": Student Kills 10 At US School

    "He Said 'Surprise,' And Started Firing": Student Kills 10 At US School

    A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a pistol went on a rampage Friday morning at his school here outside Houston, killing 10 people - mostly students - before surrendering to the officers who confronted him, officials said. Ten others were wounded, including a school resource officer who was left in critical condition.

  • Yellowstone National Park Supervolcano Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

    Yellowstone National Park Supervolcano Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen

    Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.

  • How To Steer A Spacecraft Into Saturn

    How To Steer A Spacecraft Into Saturn

    A billion-dollar spacecraft named Cassini is about to burn up as it plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn this month. That's the plan, exquisitely crafted. Cassini will transmit data to Earth to the very end, squeezing out the last drips of science as a valediction for one of NASA's greatest missions.

  • Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas, Bringing Heavy Rain, Storm Surge

    Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas, Bringing Heavy Rain, Storm Surge

    Residents of the Gulf Coast hunkered down late Friday amid dire warnings of a major natural disaster as Hurricane Harvey roared ashore as a Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds for a few hours before weakening as it slowly moved inland.

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