Over 70 scholars and activists are urging President Barack Obama to announce concrete steps toward nuclear disarmament when he visits Hiroshima.
President Obama plans to be the first sitting President to visit Hiroshima, Japan during next months’ G7 Summit.
This statement by the Mayor of Roanoke, Virginia, surely takes the prize for government-sanctioned ignorance and bigotry in 2015. Is he aware that comparing World War II participating armies to a group like ISIS is ridiculous, that World War II killed upwards of 50 million people, primarily through the activities of the largest, wealthiest militaries on earth?
A Virginia Tech professor is part of a team of scientists from Japan and the United States that may have discovered a way to remove radioactive cesium from the millions of gallons of contaminated water being held at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant following the 2011 disaster.
Legendary WWE and WCW play-by-play announcer Jim Ross is returning to pro wrestling. Global Force Wrestling announced today that Ross will provide play-by-play for the Wrestle Kingdom 9 pay-per-view that will air live on Jan. 4, 2015.
It is difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time.
The UVA baseball 2014-15 recruiting class has been tabbed second nationally by Baseball America, marking the best recruiting ranking in program history.
UVA senior men’s golfer Denny McCarthy (Rockville, Md.) shot 4-under 67 at the World Amateur Team Championships to help Team USA take the lead after 54 holes of play.
The No. 6 UVA field hockey team (3-2) opens up ACC action on Friday, Sept. 12, hosting No. 11 Louisville (4-0) at 6 p.m. at University Hall Turf Field.
The UVA men’s tennis team had six individuals receive preseason singles rankings Monday (Sept. 8) from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called e-waste may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century.
UVA swimming sophomore Leah Smith and Class of 2011 graduate Matt McLean both won gold on the second day of the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.
Fuel cell cars have not caught on and skeptics wonder if they ever will. One big hurdle is that creating hydrogen fuel turns out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels.
John Cena will turn heel, eventually. Everybody turns heel, eventually. Eventually is a long way down the road in Cena’s case.
The final performance in the 2014 Custin Jazz Series brings two outstanding jazz musicians to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 14.
UVa. sophomore left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby (So., Midlothian, Va.) has accepted an invitation from USA Baseball to play for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team this summer.
We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women’s status in America. According to the latest Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, a study by journalist Maria Shriver and the Washington think tank Center for American Progress, American women are at risk of “backsliding” from their achievements in rights and opportunities over the past half-century.
Every year as the General Assembly session winds down, it’s important to take some time to reflect on the things that have been accomplished, the things yet to accomplish, and perhaps the missed opportunities. With less than a week left before the scheduled adjournment of the 2014 session, a couple of things are clear.
Ring of Honor COO Joe Koff has announced a pact with Mr. Naoki Sugabayashi, Chairman of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, during the first-ever ROH #HonorCon fan expo in Philadelphia. Standing beside Mr. Sugabayashi, Mr. Koff detailed how the two organizations will present super shows this spring featuring the most popular and celebrated wrestlers from ROH and […]
Building on the popularity of its programming internationally, TNA announced it will send 11 of its Superstars to Japan for a special event with Wrestle-1, founded by the legendary Keiji Mutoh (The Great Muta), on March 2 at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena. The event will feature matches pitting members of the TNA roster against […]
U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined a bipartisan group of nine senators to write a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative urging them to provide for open markets and fair trade of U.S. chicken products.
So-called dark factories — otherwise known as “lights out” or “automatic” factories — are manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done. While they may have some benefits for the environment they are certainly not beneficial overall considering the impact widespread adoption would have on needed jobs.
Virginia eighth-graders ranked above international averages in mathematics and science in a first-of-its-kind comparison of achievement in U.S. states with student performance in 47 countries and jurisdictions.
Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today as part of his trade and marketing mission to Asia that Montague Farms, a family-owned producer and exporter of specialty soybeans based in Center Cross, Virginia, reached a new agreement to supply food-grade soybeans to a customer in Japan.
Having spent the last fortnight on hiatus due to the Easter holiday, our attention is returned. It’s good to take a mental health break and stop thinking for awhile or in many of our cases simply over thinking. When society begins to accept the dramatic and profound linkage between mental and physical health, we will […]
Crude-oil prices already on the decline from a high of $107 a barrel early last week have dipped to the $100 mark in the wake of the ongoing natural disasters in Japan. What impact this will all have on gas prices remains to be seen. “Continued pain at the gas pump has motorists wondering what’s […]
As more information about the devastation caused by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan becomes available, many people want to assist in some way. In addition to horrific deaths, injuries, crumpled buildings, destroyed infrastructure and threats from failed nuclear power plants, the earthquake has the potential to create yet another disaster: scams to defraud […]