Counting snakeheads in the Potomac
In a marked change from past efforts, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is working with similar agencies in Maryland and D.C. to monitor four different tributaries and count--not kill--snakeheads.
Cedric Givens, backwards jogger
Cedric Givens, 60, has been jogging backwards—and spinning, and yelling, and singing— from his house on H St NE to the White House and back since 1984. What began as a simple, forward jog first turned into a race against metro buses, and when that became too easy, a backwards jog for several miles, every other day, rain or shine.
Michelle Kwan on resilience
The Olympic figure skater and now adviser at the State Department joins the Post’s “Micro Management Stories” video series.
Serving up snakehead
At a dinner benefit for the Oyster Recovery Partnership, an environmental threat is served to help save local waterways. The Northern Snakehead is an invasive species in the Potomac river and neighboring bodies of water, but it’s also a popular dish in other parts of the world. Local chefs and fishermen are teaming up to catch and cook the top level predator as a way to keep its population in check.
CES 2013: Polaroid’s kids tablet
Polaroid is marketing a 7” tablet for a kids market. It comes bundled with 200 kid friendly apps, parental controls and big friendly buttons.
CES 2013: ‘Paro’ robotic baby seal has therapeutic uses
Paro’s self titled therapeutic robot is closer to a Furby than the t-1000 on the robot spectrum, but the furry automation is packed with high-tech sensors and is used in hospitals and schools for autistic children as a form of therapy.
CES 2013 timelapse
VIDEO | Tour the floor of the tech industry’s biggest trade show in 60 seconds.