Water, water everywhere -- but how does it get there? It's easy to take water for granted. After all, you just turn a faucet and it pours right out. But how does it get to our faucet? In this episode of Brains On, we explore the water cycle from rain to your drain.3:53 p.m.
Water, water everywhere -- but how does it get there? It's easy to take water for granted. After all, you just turn a faucet and it pours right out. But how does it get to our faucet? In this episode of Brains On, we explore the water cycle from rain to your drain.3:55 p.m.
As Congress fights over highway funding, roads feel pinch A tiny tax on motor fuel that's used to help clean up leaking gas station tanks has some extra cash in it. It's one of the places House Republicans and Senate Democrats plan to scrounge to keep the highway trust fund from going broke in a few weeks.4:53 p.m.
MLB aims to make gay players welcome Major League Baseball has appointed former outfielder Billy Bean, who came out as gay after his playing career, to serve as a consultant in guiding the sport toward greater inclusion and equality.5:51 p.m.
California Rolls Out Statewide Restrictions On Water Use
California is set to impose mandatory water restrictions Tuesday. Urban water users will be prohibited from spraying down pavement, watering landscaping in a way that causes runoff and running fountains that do not re-circulate their water.
A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive
A year into congressional scrutiny of the IRS, House Republicans have narrowed their focus to two issues: former CIA official Lois Lerner's lost batch of emails, and the possible political motivations behind the agency's targeting of conservative groups. As NPR's Peter Overby reports, the investigators may be asking the wrong questions.
Despite Brightening Signs, Fed Is Likely To Stay The Course
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is on Capitol Hill, delivering her semi-annual economic report to Congress. Yellen expressed concern that labor force participation remains weak and that there's been a lack of progress in the housing sector.