Norma Taylor

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These 3-D Printed Bricks Cool Rooms Without Air Conditioning

The idea of “evaporative cooling” goes back centuries. Now it’s seeing new life in the shape of a brick–the 3-D printed “Cool Brick.”<p>Developed by Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Cool Brick is both masonry and an alternative to air conditioning. Containing thousands of holes, it’s porous …

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren puts Jeff Sessions on notice in fiery tweetstorm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts put Jeff Sessions, who was just confirmed as Trump's attorney general, on notice in a series of tweets on Wednesday night.<p>"I'm deeply disappointed that the Senate voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General tonight," she wrote.<p>"And you better believe …

Some In Congress Have Behaved Badly From The Start

The shutdown of the U.S. government has sparked lots of finger-pointing and name-calling in Congress. But A.J. Jacobs, editor at large at <i>Esquire Magazine</i>, tells host Scott Simon that this is hardly the nastiest dispute in the history of our democracy.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>The shutdown of the …

After Shutdown, A Familiar Feeling At The White House

President Obama spoke with NPR in the Oval Office on Monday, as a visiting group of young people in suits got a tour of the Rose Garden outside the windows. The most striking part of our encounter in this moment of crisis was how familiar the atmosphere seemed.<p>Some of what the president said he …

Not so fast, Tom DeLay!

Sure, a pair of Republican judges overturned his convictions — but the D.A. isn’t done with this case. Stay tuned<p>Brad Friedman<p>September 23, 2013 6:53pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on The Brad Blog.<p>Following Thursday's 2-to-1 decision by a three-judge panel from an appellate court in Texas …

You May Not Want To Look: Blobfish Named 'Ugliest Animal'

At first glance, we thought it was a <i>Star Wars</i> character.<p>But, no, the blobfish is a real creature that bobs around in the waters off Australia.<p>And now it's the "winner" of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society's online vote to choose a mascot.<p>Or as the society and the British Science Association say, …