: News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia Regional News

Play associated audio

McLEAN, Va., (AP) Contractors working on a Metrorail extension in Virginia plan to conduct testing that may sound like a small explosion. Contractors working on the Dulles Metrorail Project are planning to test the structural integrity of a support pillar early this afternoon, weather permitting.

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) Smithfield Foods says it will lay off fewer than 30 workers when it closes a Virginia plant this spring. That's a fraction of the 340 it projected when the company announced the move last year.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


A Star-Crossed 'Scientific Fact': The Story Of Vulcan, Planet That Never Was

For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

2 Degrees In Paris: The Global Warming Set To Dominate Climate Conversation

As world leaders gather in Paris to talk about climate change, one phrase that will dominate conversations is "two degrees." Global leaders will discuss how to prevent global temperatures from warming by more than two degrees since the industrial revolution.

What Is Li-Fi And When Will You Use It To Download Everything Faster?

Li-Fi is a lot like Wi-Fi, but it uses light to transmit data. NPR's Scott Simon speaks to the man who invented the faster alternative: Harald Haas.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.