| May 15, 2014
| 4:57 AM
It might sound like a misleading tagline, but the award-winning "A Simple Way To Get Ready For Work" machine can zip up a zipper in just 1 minute and 15 seconds, and 75 easy(ish) steps.
Built by a team of Purdue University students led by Palatine...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park need more than a laptop, a room of standard servers or even a supercomputer dubbed Deepthought to tackle research exploring Saturn's rings, the earliest galaxies, fire dynamics and drug-resistant...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Not long ago, I attended a panel discussion aimed at engaging high school juniors and their parents in the college application process.
To jump start the program, the moderator asked a question: How many parents had attended Ivy League or other top-...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Growing up in their Park Ridge home, Jean McCabe's daughters said their mother would often tell them, "For those who have much, much is expected."
It was that one simple principle, her daughters said, that shaped a lifetime spent in service of others....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Every day this week a shooting, lockdown or scare jolted five campuses across the nation.
5) Friday: South Carolina State University was locked down for several hours Friday afternoon after a fatal shooting outside a dormitory left one student dead....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Authorities are seeking at least four assailants in the shooting at South Carolina State University in which one student was wounded, officials said on Friday.
The assailants are being sought off campus, University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson told...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:59 PM
A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said.
Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon...
| May 6, 2014
A new national poll has found that satisfaction with life and work does not depend much on where graduates attended college -- except if they attended a for-profit school. The study also suggested that encouragement from professors is important for...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.
Using a plane that was...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules.
The suit, filed by a parent of a...