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  • Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize

    Iranian Stanford professor first woman to win top math prize
    Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize. The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the...
  • Excess sodium intake linked to 1.65 million deaths annually

    Excess sodium intake linked to 1.65 million deaths annually
    Across the world, the excessive consumption of sodium--hiding in breads, soups and snack foods and beckoning from salt shakers everywhere--is the cause of some 1.65 million deaths by heart disease and strokes yearly, including roughly 667,000 "premature"...
  • Two Expelled From Yale on Sexual Assault Charges

    With colleges and universities around the country reevaluating how they deal with sexual misconduct complaints, Yale University reported recently that a disciplinary committee has expelled two men charged with sexual assault. The men, who were both...
  • Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes

    Watch! Origami-inspired robot assembles itself in 4 minutes
    It’s alive! Using some paper, a circuit board and the plastic used in Shrinky Dinks, a team of researchers has designed an origami-inspired crawling robot that folds itself into working order in about four minutes. These transformer-like paper...
  • Walgreen CFO Wade Miquelon replaced

    Walgreen Co. on Monday replaced longtime chief financial officer Wade Miquelon with Timothy McLevish, who held the same position at Kraft Foods Group Inc. The move, effective immediately, comes days before the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain prepares to...
  • Parents Helping Kids With Homework Inhibits Growth

    I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with...
  • Ebola death toll skyrockets by almost 200 in one day

    The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak in history has jumped by almost 200 in a single day to at least 2,296 and is already likely to be higher than that, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The WHO said it had recorded 4,293 cases in...
  • Piano master Vijay Iyer preps for Chicago solo show

    Piano master Vijay Iyer preps for Chicago solo show
    New York pianist Vijay Iyer has been giving significant performances in Chicago since the 1990s, his colossal sound and complex improvisations building a fervent following for his work here and around the world. But the past year or so represented a...
  • Fine wine is really not so fine

     Fine wine is really not so fine
    Gov. Pat Quinn's campaign is arguing this week that his Republican challenger Bruce Rauner's membership in an exclusive California wine club is evidence that Rauner is "out of touch" with "hardworking Illinois families." I disagree. I think it's...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Poet Jericho Brown To Read At Quinnipiac University

    Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his work at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, at Quinnipiac University. Free and open to the public, this event is part of the university's creative writing program's...
  • Charity likely to fold in billionaire Griffin's divorce

    Charity likely to fold in billionaire Griffin's divorce
    As one of the world's richest men, Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to causes around the globe since 1999, including tens of millions to Chicago institutions. But one of the vehicles for his...