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'Joel Achenbach The Washington Post' - 30 News Result(s)

  • 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.

  • Hurricane Harvey Grows Stronger As Texas Braces For Historic Storm To Make Landfall Friday Evening

    Hurricane Harvey Grows Stronger As Texas Braces For Historic Storm To Make Landfall Friday Evening

    Hurricane Harvey intensified Friday morning and is on track to be the strongest hurricane to strike the United States in 12 years. The storm is expected to make landfall late Friday night or Saturday morning near this South Texas city and then stall, delivering forecasters say could be "catastrophic flooding."

  • Anyone Wanna Bungee-Jump During The Eclipse?

    Anyone Wanna Bungee-Jump During The Eclipse?

    The eclipse is a moment to connect with cosmic forces and contemplate our insignificance in the grandeur of the universe. And you could do all that while bungee-jumping.

  • Closing In On Launch: NASA's Gold-Mirrored, $8 Billion Webb Space Telescope

    Closing In On Launch: NASA's Gold-Mirrored, $8 Billion Webb Space Telescope

    The world's most expensive telescope is parked for the moment in Greenbelt, Maryland, shrouded in a protective tent at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In just two years, this long-delayed, $8 billion, cosmos-penetrating instrument is supposed to be nearly a million miles from Earth.

  • Immigrant Community On High Alert, Fearing Donald Trump's 'Deportation Force'

    Immigrant Community On High Alert, Fearing Donald Trump's 'Deportation Force'

    Fear and panic have gripped America's immigrant community as reports circulate that federal agents have become newly aggressive under President Donald Trump, who campaigned for office with a vow to create a "deportation force."

  • Could Black Holes Be the Dark Matter Everyone Has Been Looking For?

    Could Black Holes Be the Dark Matter Everyone Has Been Looking For?

    Two different papers have been published recently suggesting that LIGO may have stumbled upon the solution to the enduring mystery of dark matter.

  • Could A 'Mars Base Camp' Really Send Astronauts To The Red Planet In 2028?

    Could A 'Mars Base Camp' Really Send Astronauts To The Red Planet In 2028?

    When are we going to Mars? The aerospace giant Lockheed Martin's answer is 2028 - but that date comes with an asterisk.

'Joel Achenbach The Washington Post' - 30 News Result(s)

  • 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.

  • Hurricane Harvey Grows Stronger As Texas Braces For Historic Storm To Make Landfall Friday Evening

    Hurricane Harvey Grows Stronger As Texas Braces For Historic Storm To Make Landfall Friday Evening

    Hurricane Harvey intensified Friday morning and is on track to be the strongest hurricane to strike the United States in 12 years. The storm is expected to make landfall late Friday night or Saturday morning near this South Texas city and then stall, delivering forecasters say could be "catastrophic flooding."

  • Anyone Wanna Bungee-Jump During The Eclipse?

    Anyone Wanna Bungee-Jump During The Eclipse?

    The eclipse is a moment to connect with cosmic forces and contemplate our insignificance in the grandeur of the universe. And you could do all that while bungee-jumping.

  • Closing In On Launch: NASA's Gold-Mirrored, $8 Billion Webb Space Telescope

    Closing In On Launch: NASA's Gold-Mirrored, $8 Billion Webb Space Telescope

    The world's most expensive telescope is parked for the moment in Greenbelt, Maryland, shrouded in a protective tent at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In just two years, this long-delayed, $8 billion, cosmos-penetrating instrument is supposed to be nearly a million miles from Earth.

  • Immigrant Community On High Alert, Fearing Donald Trump's 'Deportation Force'

    Immigrant Community On High Alert, Fearing Donald Trump's 'Deportation Force'

    Fear and panic have gripped America's immigrant community as reports circulate that federal agents have become newly aggressive under President Donald Trump, who campaigned for office with a vow to create a "deportation force."

  • Could Black Holes Be the Dark Matter Everyone Has Been Looking For?

    Could Black Holes Be the Dark Matter Everyone Has Been Looking For?

    Two different papers have been published recently suggesting that LIGO may have stumbled upon the solution to the enduring mystery of dark matter.

  • Could A 'Mars Base Camp' Really Send Astronauts To The Red Planet In 2028?

    Could A 'Mars Base Camp' Really Send Astronauts To The Red Planet In 2028?

    When are we going to Mars? The aerospace giant Lockheed Martin's answer is 2028 - but that date comes with an asterisk.

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