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Presidential Debates: 5 Moments That Will Make You Cringe

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump obviously have a lot at stake in the first presidential debate on Monday night, but it’s clear so does Lester Holt. …

Media Industry

Glassblowing Program Trains Students To Craft Tools For Science

Some cutting-edging science today relies on the centuries-old art of glassblowing.<p>When researchers in chemistry, physics and medicine need special glass tools for complex experiments, they sometimes sit down with a glassblower to sketch out designs for customized beakers, flasks and condenser coils.<p>…

Glass Art

What Should Replace the Republican Party?

<b>A Party Lobotomized</b><p>Once the venerable party of Lincoln, the Republicans split off from the Whigs in 1854 to oppose slavery, and for a century stood for fiscal restraint, free enterprise and principled conservatism. Their demise probably began with Richard Nixon's "southern strategy" of 1968 -- the …

Tea Party

Obama Climate Plan, Now in Court, May Hinge on Error in 1990 Law

WASHINGTON — The pitched battle over President Obama’s signature climate change policy, which is moving to the courts this week, carries considerable political, economic and historical stakes. Yet its legal fate, widely expected to be ultimately decided by the Supreme Court, could rest on a …

Clean Technology

Why you should never use alcohol to help you fall asleep, according to science

Scientists have been studying the counterintuitive relationship between the drowsiness that comes from drinking alcohol and actual sleep since at least the 1930s.<p>"If you drink alcohol before bed, it actually makes you fall asleep faster and sleep deeper, but then your body starts to metabolize that …

Sleep

Here's who would go first in the next mass extinction

According to a new study, for the first time in the history of mass extinctions, the largest animals in the world's oceans are expected to die off first. The culprit? You guessed it: that old chestnut, human activity.<p>"We've found that extinction threat in the modern oceans is very strongly …

Extinction

5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

New research shows these common house plants all absorb harmful chemicals.<p>Dracaena (Dracaena frangas)<p>All five plants did a good job removing acetone …

Plants

The 30 Best Summer Road Trips

Get ready to hit the road.<p>Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. This year, in particular, is a great time to …

National Parks

10 DIY Projects to Transform Your Outdoor Space This Weekend

(Image credit: The Merrythought)<p>This is beautiful time of year. It's bearable to be outside, and, so, suddenly, all you want to do is be outside. If …

Outdoor Spaces