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  • Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize

    Northfield native wins $50K National Geographic prize
    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,...
  • Oak Park lawyer makes second feature film: a 'supernatural punk rock romantic comedy'

    Oak Park lawyer makes second feature film: a 'supernatural punk rock romantic comedy'
    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...
  • History, memories and emotion waft through Mandy Aftel's 'Fragrant'

    History, memories and emotion waft through Mandy Aftel's 'Fragrant'
    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...
  • Football: One Hit Too Many

    Football: One Hit Too Many
    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...
  • Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton

    Martin L. Perl dies at 87; Nobel winner discovered tau lepton
    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...
  • Bettis Named A Walter Camp Honoree

    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...
  • Study: Mileage Improvements Save Nation a Month's Worth of Gas

     
    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...
  • Democrats playing the race 'deck' in midterm elections

    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...
  • Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives

    Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives
    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,...
  • UC proposes steady tuition hikes

    UC proposes steady tuition hikes
    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...
  • Larry Agenbroad dies at 81; paleontologist led Mammoth Site excavation

    Larry Agenbroad dies at 81; paleontologist led Mammoth Site excavation
    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...