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High School Graduation Rate Hits 40-Year Peak in the U.S.

For all the outcry over slipping education standards, a new report says schools across the country are gaining strength on one key indicator.<p>Reuters<p>The nation's high school graduation rate is approaching 75 percent, its highest rate in 40 years, according to a new report from Education Week. Of …

A Stylish Folding Chair You Won’t Stash Out Of Sight

Knauf & Brown’s Profile turns the lowly folding chair into a design centerpiece.<p>The folding chair doesn’t get a lot of respect. Or so say designers Knauf & Brown. When they unveiled their own Profile chair, a preening sendup of the ubiquitous taupe-steel folding chair, the pair did so with a …

3 Iced Tisanes to Make at Home with Fresh Herbs

Like a tea made without tea leaves, a tisane is made by infusing fresh herbs in hot water. Historically, tisanes were consumed for their medicinal benefits, but they are also the perfect showcase for the bright flavors of fresh herbs. They're a great way to bring a new ingredient into your …

2013 Napa Valley Wine Auction Blows it Out of the Water

Every charity auction wants the next year to be greater than the last. To raise more money, to dazzle more, to drive its attendees into a deeper …

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First Read Minute: N.J. Gov. Christie’s picks - Video on NBCNews.com

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McConnell: 'We've confirmed overwhelming amount' of Obama judges - Video on NBCNews.com

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Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

Map shows where entrepreneurs thrive in US - Futurity

U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US) — Researchers have identified regions in the United States where a feeling …

Free your Fitbit: can a 'Human API' liberate your health data from corporate overlords?

First came the fitness trackers. Wearable electronic sensors like the Fitbit, Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, and Withings have taken off in recent years, letting users automatically collect oodles of data on their running mileage, food intake, and general activity levels. But the boom in body tracking …

The Best Ever Maps Of Our Two Nearest Galaxies

Say hello to the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, like you've never seen them before.<p>Thanks to NASA's Swift satellite and astronomers from both NASA and Penn State University, we can now feast our eyes on this: the most detailed ultraviolet light survey ever of the two closest galaxies to …

The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

10 Stunning Underwater Photos

Featuring a ghostly seal, a stylish crab, and more. You're welcome!<p>Every year since 2005, the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has judged a crop of photos for consideration in its Underwater Photography Contest. The winners and runners-up--in categories …

NASA charts how stars evolve with a 160-megapixel image of neighboring galaxy

NASA has been spying on our neighbors. With the help of Pennsylvania State University, it's assembled a huge photo collage of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, two of the closest galaxies to our native Milky Way. The images, gathered with NASA's Swift telescope, create a picture that could let …

The Energy Fix: How To Clean Up Fracking's Bad Rep

If fossil fuels are to remain a large part of the nation’s energy mix, engineers need to reduce their environmental impacts.<p>Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have opened up huge reservoirs of oil and gas across the U.S. The Energy Information Administration predicts that production of …

French wine 'has Italian origins'

France gave rise to the grape varieties we know from all over the world<p><b>Evidence of the earliest winemaking in France has been described - and it indicates Italian origins.</b><p>Shaped vessels called amphoras, known to have been imported from the Etruscan people of Italy around 500 BC, have shown chemical …

Insider’s Guide to Basel’s Art Week

Bordering Germany’s Black Forest and France’s Alsace, the Swiss city of Basel is blessed with historic architecture. But it is modern and …

Starter Kit to Patagonia

Few places in the world provoke wonder like Patagonia. The expanse of land, carved by the Andes Mountain Range and reaching down to the end of the …

When is the next supermoon?

We’ve just passed a series of 3 full supermoons. The next supermoons of 2018 will be the new moons of June, July and August.<p>A supermoon is a new or …

Are Europe's wild bees bouncing back? - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) — Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants in …