| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
American teenagers have been branded as "lazy" and "disengaged from the world."
Society views them as uninvolved and not focused on making an impact on their community and environment. This social stigma has persisted for some time, but a study by the...
| Apr 30, 2013
Janos Starker, a renowned concert cellist as well as a distinguished teacher and recording artist, died Sunday at his home in Bloomington, Ind. He was 88 and had been in declining health.
Since 1958, Starker had been a professor at the Indiana...
| Jul 13, 2013
This is a story about a blue crab killed for no good reason.
It is a story about birth and rebirth, law and life, nature and nurture, cooperation and connection, cultivation and civilization, production and destruction, seed and greed, Adam and Eve....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:20 AM
The front table in Hyde Park's Seminary Co-op Bookstore has been a must stop for book browsers for book lovers since the early 1970s. It is always brimming with more than 100 newly published scholarly works vying for readers' attention. Most of the titles...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Dec 26, 2012
As authorities move to address K-8 absenteeism and truancy in Chicago schools, where tens of thousands of elementary students miss a month or more of school each year, they may not have to look far for workable strategies.
Government agencies and...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 1:45 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors order fewer laboratory tests during a patient's hospital stay if they know how much the tests cost, according to a new study.
Researchers found that doctors at one U.S. hospital ordered about 9 percent fewer lab...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:44 PM
When I started working out, I had a personal music player the size of a dachshund for exercise motivation. I filled it with Rush and Joe Satriani mix tapes to enhance my workouts. Technology has come a long way since then.
Now I use an iPod Shuffle,...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A blood test can tell you if you’ve got HIV, high cholesterol or certain kinds of cancer. Now scientists are trying to create a blood test that would reveal whether someone was about to commit suicide.
“Individuals at risk often choose not...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:22 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Americans tend to eat more calories and fat on the days they also have alcoholic drinks, a new study suggests.
"Food choices changed on the days that people drank... and changed in an unhealthier direction for both men and...
| May 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
A River Forest man was killed and three of four other suburban men with him were injured when their SUV blew a tire and rolled over near Remington, Ind., yesterday, causing a backup that led to another fatal crash.
An Indiana woman was killed in the...