| May 19, 2015
| 8:45 AM
Prashant Bhargava, a filmmaker born and raised on Chicago's South Side, died Friday in New York at the age of 42.
Bhargava primarily worked as a director of commercials (including promos for several HBO series such as "The Wire," "Def Poetry Jam,"...
| May 15, 2015
| 10:33 AM
Six years ago, a handful of Northwest Indian College robotics students were looking for something to do when they came up with what they considered a relatively easy and fun idea: launching rockets.
They didn't have much money, so they built water...
| May 14, 2015
| 11:58 AM
There's a scientific reason behind your frequent airplane Bloody Mary cravings.
According to a new study by Cornell University, the 85 decibels you hear up in the air can actually make some food taste better.
"Our study confirmed that in an...
| May 13, 2015
A steady parade of students from the class of 2015 to the stage in West Boca High School marked the school's annual Senior Award Night.
It took several hours for more than $2.7 million in scholarships to be handed out to the cheers of classmates and...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:22 AM
LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets.
Experts blame the epidemic...
| Apr 22, 2015
My generation had the pill, the Vietnam War, the Kent State shooting, civil rights and Woodstock to deal with, all at once. As youth, we had energy and passion.
Now, 45 years later, some of these issues have become faded memories. But...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 3:09 PM
As the father of a high school senior who suffered this spring through the angst of waiting for college acceptance notices at a time when some top schools reject more than 90 percent of applicants, I have a simple suggestion to reduce some of the...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 4:54 AM
Could Taiwan have its first female president in 2016?
Taiwan’s chief opposition party on Wednesday nominated Tsai Ing-wen, a 58-year-old law scholar, as its candidate for the January presidential election, and opinion polls show the Cornell...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 8:12 AM
CHICAGO — Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 9:25 PM
Hunter, a fox red Labrador retriever, spent 10 days at a North Side boarding facility earlier this month while Alicia Fitzgerald was on vacation.
When Fitzgerald returned to pick up her pet Sunday, she was told Hunter had been coughing.
| May 6, 2015
| 5:20 AM
A popular scientific instrument used to measure methane leaks from oil and gas operations severely underestimates emissions under certain conditions, a preliminary study found. The results could have major implications for federal policies as the Obama...