| Oct 26, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Northfield native Charles Engelman said he is still in shock after he was selected as the winner in a national contest sponsored by National Geographic, in which he will receive a $50,000 grant to launch his "dream expedition."
"To be completely honest,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Mike Cramer's first film, a personal tale about eclectic former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych, won acclaim when it was released amid news of Fidrych's sudden death in 2009.
Now the middle-aged Oak Park lawyer is approaching film festivals with a...
| Nov 16, 2014
Perfume is both sacred and sensuous to the author and artisan who writes passionately about our emotional connection with scent and its powers of transcendence,
From a fragrant atelier in Berkeley, Mandy Aftel creates small-batch, artisanal perfumes and...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Last month, UConn quarterback Casey Cochran stunned fans by announcing that he was quitting football after suffering a concussion, the last of several he absorbed playing the game he loved.
The son of legendary high school coach Jack Cochran, Casey...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs.
He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Bettis Walter Camp Honoree
Former University of Notre Dame and All-Pro running back Jerome Bettis is the recipient of the Walter Camp Football Foundation's 2014 "Man of the Year" award. Bettis currently is an ESPN analyst. ... Natalie Sheary of West...
| Oct 31, 2014
Since October 2007, Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute have been tracking the month-to-month progress of the fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the U.S. In that time, this overall "window...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck."
The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 8:26 AM
When Daniel Promislow jogs with his Weimaraner, Silver, it pains him to see age creeping up on the 11-year-old canine.
"Month by month, he gets slower and slower," said Promislow, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Washington. His other dog,...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For the first time in four years, UC leaders are proposing tuition hikes — as much as 5% in each of the next five years — to help cover rising costs and to expand the enrollment of California students.
For undergraduates who are California...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:25 AM
On an archaeological dig in Arizona in the 1960s, something gnawed at paleontologist Larry Agenbroad every time human artifacts were uncovered. The excavation team went wild taking photographs and planning articles to burnish their credentials. But they...