| Sep 21, 2012
| 9:19 AM
Purdue officials sent a note to students after someone discovered a racist remark written on a whiteboard Wednesday night.
Purdue administrators said students found the hate word at the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics in the...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 7:14 PM
When Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, on July 20, 1969, he uttered a phrase that has been carved in stone and quoted across the planet: "That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind."
The grainy black-and-...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:00 PM
Norman J. "Bud" Goldstone, a former aerospace engineer who devised and directed the 1959 stress test that saved the Watts Towers from the wrecking ball by proving that the world-famous landmark was structurally sound and safe, has died. He was 86....
| Feb 11, 2011
| 1:50 PM
"Don't tiger mother me!" my daughter replied the other evening in response to the obligatory nightly homework question.
Eye-rolling and laughter ensued, and it became clear that the phrase "tiger mother" had entered the national lexicon. Since The Wall...
| Aug 26, 2011
The scowl that creased Troy Piccinini's face on a recent afternoon was not the game face of a football player, at least not this fall.
Piccinini, 16, just had struggled through tests of his short-term memory and other cognitive functions. After suffering...
| Jul 4, 2011
It's hard to believe, but there was a time not long ago when everyone walked around (in public!) with naturally colored teeth. Today, with so many whitening gels, strips and trays out there, yellowish grins aren't as common — nor the natural look as...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 8:35 PM
A few weeks ago, 24-year-old Amanda Stirrat completed her master's degree in public health at Purdue University. Most of her peers struggled to find work. As for Stirrat?
"The job market seemed easy," she said with a shrug.
She credited her studies in...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
If you feed, clothe and care for one of the nation's 1.1 million high school football players or 3 million younger kids playing tackle football, get ye to a newsstand for this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, a special edition devoted to the subject of...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:36 PM
Relaxing on a couch, hanging out with his brother and cousin, another Big Ten title tacked onto his resume, Terrelle Pryor took a call from DeVier Posey, one of his Ohio State teammates.
Posey is a receiver, but he nonetheless managed to deliver a...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 5:47 AM
The three young workers sank into a funnel of corn that pulled them down like quicksand toward the bottom of the giant grain bin.
Wyatt Whitebread, 14, started screaming as the kernels moved past his chest, up his chin and over his head within a matter...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 5:11 PM
At 3:15 p.m. on a weekday, the busy eighth floor of Chicago's St. Joseph Hospital is buzzing with noise. Alarms beep incessantly. The elevator dings each time the doors open. During the shift change, the "cocktail party effect" kicks in; people talk...