| Mar 15, 2015
| 9:00 AM
With President Obama expected to choose the site for his library in coming months, Chicagoans have been engaged in a bitter fight over a proposal to place it in a public park. But this is not the first time a presidential library has been at the center of...
| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:30 PM
If we knew we'd die tomorrow, we'd be rich today. Literally. With only one day to live, a nest egg of $100,000 would be enough to take a trip around the world (at lightning speed), buy a Tesla, or live in the lap of luxury for a few hours.
But since most...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:07 PM
The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 12:19 PM
Any day above ground is a good one. Or is it?
People are living much longer than they did a century ago, but in many cases this comes despite terrible lifestyles; it's medical advancements that increase longevity for those disinclined to help...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 9:00 AM
California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
| Mar 8, 2015
| 5:20 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. On a thoroughbred ranch in Vacaville, a 3-week-old foal gallops close to its mother. Their bond seems natural, but it didn't start out that way.
When the foal was born, it completely ignored its mother and refused to nurse.
| Feb 16, 2015
| 1:16 PM
Deerfield High School teacher Brett Schwartz instructs his students in communication and he is a renowned storyteller himself.
Before he was a teacher, Schwartz was a filmmaker. He continues to create movies and his short documentary, "Rare Tea Cellar,"...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Mapping the human genome was a gargantuan task. But it was just the beginning.
Nearly a dozen years after scientists published the first complete draft of human DNA, a global research effort has addressed another profound genetic mystery: how cells...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Climate change is increasing the risk of severe drought in California by causing warm periods and dry periods to overlap more often, according to a new study.
Rising temperatures resulting from increased greenhouse gas emissions mean warm and dry...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 3:00 AM
He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate.
President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
| Feb 21, 2015
In recent years, the nap has become better accepted — and better studied. According to a Pew Research Center study, one-third of adults in the United States take naps, and more men report napping than women.
Although naps for adults may be gaining...