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Paws for a Purpose: Animals Helping Humans

It’s safe to say that humans have done a lot to make sure their furry friends get the care they need. Whether it’s making sure they are in a healthy home or taking a trip to the vet, owners are almost always willing to put their pets’ needs in front of their own. However, this role can be taken on by the animals themselves when it comes to making sure their human is receiving care as well.

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Beyer Adds Context to Webb Telescope’s Epic Reveal

This Monday President Biden unveiled the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) first full-color scientific image. Webb, the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, has been preparing to begin its science work over the last six months. The image release marks the beginning of Webb’s science operations. JWST is an international collaboration among the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The remaining images will be released sequentially.

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F.C.’s New 2-Year Work Plan’s Focus On Little Stuff

While the Falls Church City Council is proceeding this summer to upgrade its two-year work plan, something it hopes to complete next month sometime, new adds to the plan include an item to “develop a plan, with new resources, for Council review and funding approval to allow the City to rapidly execute smaller safety improvements in response to resident concerns.”

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Science Committee Leaders Celebrate First Image from James Webb Space Telescope

This evening President Biden unveiled the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) first full-color scientific image. Webb, the largest and most complex observatory ever launched into space, has been preparing to begin its science work over the last six months. The image release marks the beginning of Webb’s science operations. JWST is an international collaboration among the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The remaining images will be released tomorrow.

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Metro has announced that it is seeking public input on the proposed bus loop expansion and pedestrian improvements at East Falls Church rail station. The station currently has four bus bays that are operating at maximum capacity. In coordination with Metro, Arlington County seeks to expand the footprint of the existing bus loop, upgrade the existing bus shelters, and add three bus bays with shelters at the station.

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Readying Webb Telescope’s ‘Big Look’

Next Wednesday, July 12, although not generally recognized for such right now, may go down as one of the most impactful days in the history of the human species on this planet. It’s the day when the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope, by far the most powerful ever constructed and which promises to relay images from deepest space, and furthest back in time near to when the Big Bang happened, way beyond what anyone has seen before, will be unveiled for the world to behold. Who knows what we’ll see?

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Joey Muffler of Mill Creek, developers of the 4.3 acre Founders Row 1 project, told the News-Press this week that there is a new “letter of intent” from a movie theater company that is hoping to move into the site soon. He said a change in the build-out for the spot has been expanded to include a “large format” screen.