| Jun 23, 2014
Those who plead guilty typically do their time quietly. Phillip McDowell has spent two decades in prison insisting he was innocent.
McDowell pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing an acquaintance in 1989 after he says courtroom deputies beat him and he...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It sounds like a cross between the movies "Jurassic Park" and "Lust for Life."
A museum in Germany is displaying what it says is a copy of Vincent van Gogh's ear created using genetic material from a family member of the 19th century artist. The...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:23 PM
More than two decades after 11-year-old Holly Staker was raped and killed in what became one of Lake County's most contentious prosecutions, DNA evidence from her 1992 case has been matched to a potential suspect in a second slaying that took place nearly...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment.
The broadest analysis...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sap dried around them like bloodstains.
The victims are box...
| May 30, 2014
| 9:51 PM
More than a decade has passed since scientists completed the Human Genome Project, a worldwide effort to decode our DNA. That DNA sequence contains instructions for making all of the proteins that our bodies need to function.
Now researchers have...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:42 AM
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania awarded 1,079 degrees at separate commencement exercises for undergraduate and graduate students on May 9 and May 10. The three graduation ceremonies include one for graduate students on Friday, May 9, at 7 p.m....
| May 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| May 21, 2014
| 6:30 AM
California-based Main Street Films has pacted with Hong Kong investment fund Crown Brand Corporation to acquire films for distribution in Greater China.
The two will also co-produce family oriented and romantic comedy films and television productions...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Oak Park and River Forest High School senior Grace Niewijk has developed a new medical use for the slime of the Pacific hagfish, and is pitting her research against 14 other American students and one Canadian in an international science competition.
| May 5, 2014
| 2:15 PM
North County High School students Jack Andraka and Chloe Diggs recently captured the gold medal and $50,000 in the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, which encourages student teams to identify an environmental issue that has global impact and...