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  • Obama Actually Said This!

    Obama Actually Said This!
    President Obama is well aware that he is president of all the peeps, not just of African- American peeps and not just of white peeps. But this is an opportunity for him to actually earn that Nobel Peace Prize right here at home. Hey, that might be a...
  • The Week in Pictures | December 8 – 14, 2014

     
    Each week, we bring you the best in visual journalism. The powerful storm that hit Southern California on Friday caused mudslides that left 10 homes uninhabitable, led to the rescue of two people from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River, felled trees and...
  • Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse

    Reader of the Week: Clark Hulse
    Who I am Clark Hulse, Chicago Humanities Festival board chair, from downtown Chicago. One unique thing about me I laughed all the way through "Moby-Dick." It's hilarious. I loved I've been reading novels by great novelists from places I knew...
  • A great scientist's fall into crankdom: The case of DNA pioneer Jim Watson

    Word emerged over the weekend that James D. Watson, whose co-discovery in 1953 of the structure of DNA is one of the landmarks of 20th-century biological science, is putting his Nobel Prize medallion up for auction. The sale of the medal he received for...
  • Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy

    When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as...
  • Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.

     Elementary, Watson, you're wrong on race. Go ahead, sell your Nobel medal.
    James Watson is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He is also a peevish bigot. History will remember him for his co-discovery of the structure of DNA, in 1953. This week, Watson is ensuring that history, or at least the introduction...
  • 2015 book preview: The future in reading

    2015 book preview: The future in reading
    In American pop culture, the year 2015 is kind of a big deal. It's the one Marty McFly visits in "Back to the Future II," replete with flying cars, hoverboards, rehydrated pizza and the Cubs winning the World Series — all cinematic prophesies we...
  • Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war

    Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war
    Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai received her Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, delivering an impassioned speech on behalf of the “forgotten children” who crave the right to education and deserve peace. The 17-year-old also hit...
  • 3 Chicago-area teachers vie for $1 million prize

    3 Chicago-area teachers vie for $1 million prize
    Three suburban Chicago educators are up for a $1 million prize after being chosen as finalists in an international contest for exceptional teaching. Teachers from more than 120 countries were nominated for the Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey GEMS...
  • Researchers discover new class of stem cells

    Researchers discover new class of stem cells
    Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies. The discovery, which...
  • Michelle Obama pledges stepped-up effort to educate girls overseas

    First lady Michelle Obama pledged on Friday to help in the drive to expand girls' access to education in countries where they struggle with poverty, violence, forced marriage and socioeconomic constraints. "I'm committed to this issue — I'm in,"...