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Forest Glen freight trains go easy on horns

Some Montgomery County residents who used to have to put up with dozens of loud train horns every day are finally receiving some relief, thanks to a new federal agreement.

Tags: CSX , CSX train , freight train , Forest Glen , Valerie Ervin , Montgomery County Council , Kate Ryan ,

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 10:49am EDT

Noise directly related to food taste

It turns out the appeal of food is no longer restricted to sight, sound and taste. A new study determined that ambient noise also affects food flavor.

Tags: Scientific American , ambient noise , taste , Pringles , chips , flavor , Del Walters ,

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 08:41am EDT

Beat it? Tweet it.

A new YouTube video says (sings) what everyone is thinking about the digital birdsong.

Tags: Web Sights , iPod , iPad , iPhone , Michael Jackson , Beat it , YouTube , Twitter

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 01:24pm EDT

New transit system to relieve area commuters

Construction on a 37-mile, 8 line surface-level street car system has already begun along the H Street corridor in Northeast and across the river in Anacostia.

Tags: Kristi King , street cars , Department of Transportation , D.C. Department of Transportation

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 10:15am EDT

D.C. toilet shortage is Keeping Fear Alive

Comedy Central organizers are having a hard time finding port-o-potties for their weekend rallies in a week and a half, after the Marine Corps Marathon organizers snatched up about 800 of them.

Tags: port-o-potties , port-o-potty , porta-potties , Adam Tuss , Keep Fear Alive , Rally To Restore Sanity , Comedy Central , March To Keep Fear Alive , Jon Stewart , Stephen Colbert

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 08:32am EDT

New fall views of the brightest planet

Don't be alarmed by that smoldering orb of helium blazing in the night sky. It's just Jupiter, visible to the naked eye and the brightest light in the night sky right now.

Tags: jupiter , night sky , Hank Silverberg , U.S. Naval Observatory , Geoff Chester , Naval Observatory

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 11:30am EDT

Part-time workers see paychecks decline

Median pay for part-time workers met double-digit losses in almost every local jurisdiction, falling 28 percent in Fairfax County in 2007 and 2008, and dropping a third for those in Howard County, according to an analysis of the 2009 American Community Survey.

Tags: part time jobs , American Community Survey , Anthony Carnevale , Job Losses , Evan Haning , employment , jobs , economy , Georgetown University's Center on Education and th

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 08:05am EDT

External school bus cameras document unsafe motorists

Montgomery County school buses are now equipped with external cameras, keeping an eye on surrounding drivers when the stop sign is out and the red lights are on.

Tags: school bus , school bus cameras , traffic enforcement , Montgomery County Public Schools , todd watkins , Adam Tuss ,

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 10:20am EDT

Open salary info. means employee headaches

Inexpensive workers may quit and more costly ones probably won't remain loyal if their pay becomes public knowledge, a University of California at Berkeley and Princeton University study shows.

Tags: salary , employee , university of california at berkeley , Princeton University , Berkeley , Veronica Robinson ,

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 09:16am EDT

Mandatory health insurance suit in Va. court today

Arguments began in Richmond Monday over the state government's lawsuit challenging a federal bill that would force all Virginians to purchase health insurance.

Tags: Ken Cuccinelli , Virginia Attorney General , U.S. Attorney's Office , health care , individual mandate , Hank Silverberg ,

Monday - 10/18/2010, 08:23am EDT
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