| Nov 25, 2012
In spring 2011, Michael Slaby made a pitch to a small group of men at the West Loop offices of Sandbox Industries, a local venture capital firm and business incubator. Slaby, a Chicagoan and the chief integration and innovation officer for President...
| Nov 14, 2012
If Paula Broadwell is David H. Petraeus' mistress, what is he to her?
Biography subject, sure. Boyfriend, maybe. But what's the male equivalent of "mistress"?
The growing cast of extremely prolific characters (30,000 pages of email!) in the Petraeus...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:56 PM
On the 94-acre campus of Broadmead, a retirement community, there is an immediate sense that this isomething very different from preconceived notions about senior life residences.
Instead of multistory buildings tucked into the hills of Hunt Valley,...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 5:24 PM
How did Japanese workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant jury-rig fire hoses to cool damaged reactors? Is contaminated water from waste pools overflowing into the Pacific Ocean? Exactly who is the national incident commander?
The answers to these...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Several readers pointed out that water vapor is the biggest contributor to global warming, which was not mentioned in last week’s post about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s release of its Annual Greenhouse Gas Index,...
| Nov 17, 2010
Astronomer Allan R. Sandage of Pasadena's Carnegie Observatories, one of the most prominent cosmologists of the 20th century who spent the better part of his lifetime trying to determine the precise age of the universe, died Saturday at his home in San...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Theater book suggestions for the holidays....
| Dec 5, 2010
Molecular biologist Britton Chance, who combined an expertise in electronics and automation with a knowledge of physiology to pioneer the study of ultra-fast reactions in human biology, died of heart failure Nov. 16 at the Hospital of the University of...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Christopher Knight reviews "The Young Leonardo: Art and Life in Fifteenth-Century Florence."...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:35 PM
It’s a 10 minute walk from Northwestern University’s music building to its physics building. Some might think the two subjects are worlds apart. In his …...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Christopher Knight looks at the structural problem facing the Getty Museum's new director, Timothy Potts....