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Mysterious fast radio burst repeats in 16-day rhythm

For the first time, a fast radio burst has been found to be repeating, in a regular 16-day cycle. The baffling detection from the CHIME radio telescope deepens the mystery of these bizarre intergalactic objects.

What the DMV likely thinks about global warming and climate change – WUSA9.com

WASHINGTON — Somehow climate change has become one of those polarizing topics to bring up around happy hour or the dinner table.  When heading to holiday dinners or interviewing for jobs, the advice is always “don’t talk about religion and…

Conservative states along the coast prepare for sea level rise without mentioning climate change – The Hill

Coastal states are applying for billions of dollars of federal funding intended to help guard against natural disasters, many of which are being exacerbated by climate change.  But among several conservative states seeking the money, the phrase “climate change” is…

Why the future of West Virginia's rare flying squirrel looks bright

A tagged West Virginia northern flying squirrel. The species was listed as endangered in 1985, but recovery efforts have been so successful that it was delisted in 2013. (Photo: Corinne Diggins/Virginia Tech) Is the West Virginia northern flying squirrel poised…

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need…

We're celebrating 'Friendsgiving' in rural America

Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…

They're growing what? Hatcheries expand their mission beyond fish

Service hatcheries expand their mission By Mark Davis, public affairs specialistNovember 6, 2019 In Virginia and South Carolina hatcheries, biologists keep a close eye on shad and striped bass while taking time to focus on something that will never wear…

Why watching 'Sesame Street' with your kids makes them learn more

This article is brought to you by the number 50! For 50 years now, “Sesame Street” has been televising lessons designed for young children on everything from letters and numbers, healthy eating, and diversity and inclusion. For as long it’s…

We just hosted a pug sleepover party, and we're about to do it again

Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…