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Tax breaks, incentives make going solar cheaper

04/28/2016 06:25 AM EDT
Installing solar panels on your roof is not just for tree-hugging environmentalists. 
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Call to action for better pain relief for preemies

OAK LAWN, Ill. >> It happens every day to the most vulnerable infants in hospital intensive care units: fragile babies born way too soon are poked, prodded and jabbed as part of medical care meant to help them survive — and it can be heart-wrenching to watch. Full Story
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From the cheese to the bread — how to make perfect grilled cheese

It can be as uncomplicated as a slice of cheese melted between two pieces of bread. Full Story
Stargazers: Viewing Halley's Comet meteors

Do you remember seeing Halley's Comet — the most famous of all celestial nomads — when it swung past our neck of the cosmic woods in 1986? Full Story
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'Children of the Song': Sci-fi fun from Berkshire native

04/26/2016 10:01 AM EDT
The scientific data that Susan Bradbury crunched as a public health nurse somehow morphed a few years ago into a torrent of science fiction — fueling a stream of future-world tales that has yet to dip below warp speed. 
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Wildflower festival: Trustees of Reservations host wildflower tours at Bartholomew's Cobble
04/22/2016 03:45 PM EDT - SHEFFIELD >> White trillium cover a hillside with wide three-corner flowers and the pungent odor of old socks. Full Story

Website asks public to make, judge TV ideas
04/22/2016 09:36 AM EDT - LOS ANGELES >> You're mystified by the number of destined-for-failure shows on TV and figure you could make better picks than network executives. Full Story

Short Answers: Too much info on social media
04/22/2016 09:34 AM EDT - Dear Short Answers >> What do you think of this trend for massive "over-sharing" on social media like Facebook? Full Story

Help protect butterfly populations
04/22/2016 09:28 AM EDT - Bees aren't the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Full Story

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Is Chris Hemsworth upset at 'Captain America' snub?

'Thor’ actor Chris Hemsworth wonders why he and the Hulk were left out of 'Captain America: Civil War’ in new video.