| May 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A study of white married couples in the U.S. -- the majority of who were born in the 1930s -- concluded that spouses are more genetically similar to each other than they are to random individuals.
In a paper published Monday in the journal PNAS, a...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:18 PM
With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof.
Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Yazan Karadsheh is wary of unannounced visitors. When a car without an appointment arrives in the outer yard of his factory, seven guard dogs surround it, barking furiously.
Karadsheh trudges out with three of his employees to check the source of the...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:23 PM
They're the Buridan's Ass bandits! The feminist police who patrol academia for signs of "rape culture" must have run out of fraternity houses to pick on, so they've decided to go after -- philosophy professors.
Yes, you read that right. You might think...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Chicago is seriously funny.
A new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder ranks Chicago as America’s funniest city, beating out laugh riots Boston and Atlanta to claim the top spot. Researchers hailed Chicagoans for their witty banter and...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:11 PM
LITTLETON, Colo. — In the posh resorts of Vail Valley, where celebrities are as common as the paparazzi who stalk them, a machine has suddenly stolen the limelight.
Meet Zazzz, thought to be the nation's first identity-verifying marijuana...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:53 AM
As if it weren’t bad enough to breathe already, a new study has detected traces of more than 1,300 species of microbes in some of Beijing’s most polluted air.
Most of the microbes detected by scientists were harmless bacteria that are...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 10:24 AM
With heavy hearts and eternal hope, the family of Richard Cross announces his passing on December 19, 2013. Richard follows his beloved wife of 56 years, Susie. He is survived by his son John Cross and his wife, Donna, daughter Carolyn Suttle and her...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:33 PM
M. Scott Carpenter, a college dropout and local ne'er-do-well who became the second American to orbit Earth, wasn't proud of the way his teen years took off.
"The local papers that say I was just a normal boy are trying to think of something not bad...