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When students send colleges their SAT scores in coming years, the admissions office might also get another number that rates the level of adversity applicants typically face - or privilege they enjoy - based on crime and poverty data and other demographic information about neighborhoods and high schools.
A hearing on the threat seismic testing poses to North Atlantic right whales was plodding along Thursday when Rep. Joe Cunningham pulled out an air horn and politely asked whether he could blast it.
The Virginia Tobacco Commission has awarded nearly $400,000 to help pay for an analytical testing facility that will test the safety and marke…
Police hurried to a house on the southwestern end of Danville on Nov. 24. Something was wrong there — an infant was not breathing.
A group that set out to chart a course for the remains of more than 50 people found inside a 19th-century well on what is now the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University is proposing genetic testing, further research into the well and physical memorials to mark the lives of the deceased.
Federal health officials are investigating an increase in confirmed and possible cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that can cause paralysis and mostly affects children.
It was the largest DNA kinship investigation in the country's history, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported, and more than 14,000 men agreed to voluntarily offer up their genetic information to help police.
We know who the next U.S. space travelers are. Now comes the hard part.