• driver Oct 2, 2019

    NTSB Calls for National Seat Belt Requirements After Deadly NY Limo Crash

    The National Transportation Safety Board called Wednesday for new seat belt requirements for limousines following a crash in upstate New York that killed 20 people.

  • director Mar 16, 2018

    Snow Science: Crystal Clues to Climate Change, Watersheds

    Capturing snowflakes isn’t as easy as sticking out your tongue. At least not when you’re trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves isolating the tiniest of crystals on a metal card printed with grid lines and quickly placing them under a microscope to be photographed. “They are very tiny and they are close to the melting point,” Marco...

  • United States Jan 10, 2018

    US Jails Increasingly Setting Aside Cellblocks for Veterans

    The military veterans playing cards in the Albany County jail wear the same orange uniforms as everyone else, with “INMATE” printed down the legs. But their service offers one distinct privilege: a special cellblock where they can work through issues they often share, such as substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. “It’s not just us and our thoughts all day,”...

  • New York City Nov 13, 2017

    Flora Stevens Recognized Her Own Photo, But Can't Account for 42 Years

    The 78-year-old woman’s mind was clouded by dementia. But she recognized the brunette with a slight smile in the faded picture from the 1970s detectives showed her. “Me,” the woman uttered in a voice barely above a whisper. The picture helped investigators visiting an assisted-living facility near Boston last month verify they had finally found Flora Stevens. She had been...

  • California Oct 23, 2017

    In Response to Far Right, LGBTQ Gun Group Hits Firing Line

    Lore McSpadden never touched a gun before the Trigger Warning Queer & Trans Gun Club started this past year. Now McSpadden is among the shooters routinely yelling, “Pull!” and blasting at clay pigeons angling over a mowed field near Rochester. Trigger Warning members are anxious about armed and organized extremists who seem increasingly emboldened. Their response has a touch of...

  • mayor Mar 25, 2017

    Dozens of Families Displaced After Fire Destroys Woodstock Apartment Building

    Dozens of families were displaced when a massive fire destroyed an apartment building in far northwest suburban Woodstock early Saturday, officials said.

  • Mar 25, 2017

    Fire Destroys Woodstock Apartment Building

     Dozens of families were displaced when a massive fire destroyed an apartment building in far northwest suburban Woodstock early Saturday, officials said. NBC 5’s Trina Orlando reports.

  • New York Nov 14, 2016

    Fungus Furniture

    Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.

  • New York Nov 14, 2016

    Toadstool Footstools: Design Firm Grows Furniture From Fungus

    The sturdy stools and spongy cushions made at a factory in upstate New York are formed with fungus. Ecovative Design is a business staking its growth on mycelium, the thread-like “roots” of mushrooms. The mycelium grows around small pieces of stalks and stems to create a bound-together material that can be molded into soft packaging for glassware or pressed into...

  • New York Jan 14, 2016

    Ice Wine Harvest Comes Late to Finger Lakes This Winter

    Winter finally came down hard on New York’s Finger Lakes this month with single-digit temperatures at dawn and fresh snow blowing over the rolling vineyards. The wait was over for an ice wine harvest. Thick-gloved workers briskly picked frozen bunches of grapes that would be pressed into extra-sweet juice within hours out in the cold air. Hunt Country Vineyards makes...

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