| May 12, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Not too long ago, a woman who was sexually assaulted on campus might understandably have felt that her experience was, if not unique, at least uncommon. Colleges, worried about their reputations, often downplayed such incidents, sweeping rape...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:29 PM
A pilot study failed to show something many people believe – that drinking raw milk reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance or malabsorption.
The condition is common worldwide, and can lead to bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. But the...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:56 PM
Scientists staring at the faint afterglow from the universe's birth 13.8 billion years ago have discovered the first direct evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation — the mysterious and violent expansion after the big bang.
The findings, made...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Spurred by outrage from fans and players alike, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted with admirable swiftness in addressing the blatant racism of Donald Sterling. Now the NBA should turn its attention to a more subtle and pervasive form of racial...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Mar 30, 2014
The defining feature of human brains is the size and complexity of the cortex, which provides the underpinnings of rationality for our actions. But just because we have more developed cortexes doesn't mean we are always rational decision-makers. We humans...
| Mar 31, 2014
Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish.
And that's precisely the problem with this action.
Giving three senators a "time...
| May 16, 2014
Last week, Stanford's Board of Trustees announced that the university would not directly invest funds from its endowment in coal mining companies. Even the strongest advocates of this action acknowledge that it is a symbolic gesture with little direct...
| Mar 13, 2014
Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva.
I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools.
I view this as a...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Perhaps without realizing it, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrated the value of some advice she gave students at Judson University in Elgin on Wednesday when she took a few minutes to speak Russian with a student from Ukraine at a...