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Right now, you might be sitting at a stop light, inching forward to make it through the intersection on the next green signal. Researchers at Virginia Tech recently did some work that might get you through faster.

National Science Foundation / LIGO / Sonoma State University / A. Simonnet

Astronomers and astrophysicists alike are abuzz this week over a cosmic event that occurred millions of years ago.

Bay's Osprey Population in Decline... Again

Sep 14, 2017
Reese Lukei

The Chesapeake Bay is host to the largest breeding population of osprey in the world. They tell us when spring is here and give us clues about the bay's health. Now, as osprey begin their annual migration to Central and South America, biologists say there’s been a decline in population during the last few years.

NWS Blacksburg's Twitter Page (@NWSBlacksburg)

Have you ever wondered what the process of issuing a severe weather watch or warning is like? Nick Gilmore recently got a behind the scenes look at how meteorologists at the National Weather Service push those alerts out to the public.

NWS Blacksburg

In the 24/7 news cycle, social media plays an important role. Now, the National Weather Service is attempting to bring that same mentality to its weather alerts and forecasts.

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