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Canadian student goes 15 mos. without washing pants

Josh Le, who attends the University of Alberta, conducted an experiment from the seat of his pants recently, testing the effects of wearing his hipster-tight dingy denim blue jeans every day for 15 straight months, according to a Toronto Star report.

Tags: University of Alberta , Toronto Star , blue jeans , jeans , bacteria ,

Friday - 01/21/2011, 08:58am EST

Zoological bliss: New contract for Nat'l zoo's pandas

Stand and deliver. More like crawl, but the same idea applies to the National Zoo's contract for its two Giant Pandas.

Tags: Tai Shan , Mei Xiang , panda , Panda Security , National Zoo , zoo , smithsonian national zoo , Tian Tian , Neal Augenstein ,

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 02:34pm EST

Study: Sleep problems cause mental illness in kids

Children who experience problems sleeping have a greater risk of developing mental illnesses later in life, including thoughts of suicide.

Tags: sleep , sleep problems , mental health , mental illness , Darci Marchese ,

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 01:24pm EST

Report: D.C. worst for time, money spent in traffic

Bad, but perhaps unsurprising news for area commuters: A new report indicates drivers in the Washington area lead the country in time and money wasted in traffic.

Tags: traffic , traffic flow , congestion , road closures , Road construction , road maintenance , Roads , Adam Tuss ,

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 09:49am EST

Official: Drivers not solely responsible for ped. deaths

Drivers are not solely responsible for safety on the roads, particularly as statistics show pedestrian deaths in the first half of last year increased in D.C. and Virginia.

Tags: Pedestrian , pedestrian accident , pedestrian deaths , texting , texting ban , texting while driving , Hank Silverberg ,

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 12:06pm EST

Prince George's Co. sees 14th homicide of 2011

As Prince George's County detectives investigate a new murder Wednesday morning -- the 14th in 2011 -- county leadership is reaching out to both the federal government and local citizens to help stay the killing streak.

Tags: Rushern Baker , Mark Magaw , Kate Ryan , murder , homicide , Prince George's County Police , Prince George's County Executive , Parris Glendening

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 09:28am EST

How cold is too cold for recess?

Old-timers tell youngsters how they used to walk to school uphill, both ways, in blinding snow. Soon, they might add recess to their tales of less pampered days of yore.

Tags: recess , Montgomery County Public Schools , Fairfax County Public Schools , temperatures , winter , snow , snow closing , snow policy , school , Kate Ryan ,

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 11:34am EST

Study: Beautiful people have higher IQs

A new British study indicates beautiful people don't get preferential treatment only because of their looks.

Tags: intelligence , beauty , London School of Economics , IQ , Satoshi Kanazawa , psychology ,

Monday - 01/17/2011, 12:25pm EST

Va. legislator seeks limiting out-of-state college students

A Virginia legislator is trying to change the rules on state college admissions, which many parents say favors out-of-state students.

Tags: Tim Hugo , Virginia House of Delegates , Virginia Tech , University of Virginia , College of William and Mary , George Mason University , Hank Silverberg ,

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 11:17am EST

The best frozen chicken wings for the playoffs

Whether they're watching the Falcons play the Packers or the Ravens versus the Steelers on Saturday, or the Seahawks take on the Bears or the Jets/Patriots matchup on Sunday, all will be thinking about wings.

Tags: playoff , chicken wings , Consumer Reports , Bob Kur , football , snack , Snack bars , food supply , food safety

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 09:45am EST
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