| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:51 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday.
The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:09 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas - and have sex.
The most accurate timeline...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:55 PM
To Myron Barnstone, artistic skill is not genetic or a divine gift, nor is it learned through faithful copying.
To be a master artist is not to be simply "creative."
Skill, no matter what medium, is based on years of rigorous training, mastered...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:33 AM
The jihadist calling himself Abdullah caused a brief stir on the Internet this week — but not, to his disappointment, because of his backing for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
Instead, his comments posted on Twitter over the death of...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:31 AM
WARSAW (Reuters) - NATO member states are close to reaching consensus over steps to beef up the alliance's military presence in eastern Europe in response to Russia's intervention in Ukraine, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said on Wednesday...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:04 AM
On Monday, Tribune Publishing spins off from Tribune Co. and starts a new chapter as a stand-alone company.
Its stock begins regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPUB on Tuesday, which is also when its board of directors...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways.
A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:59 AM
It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.
Many of the once-...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:29 PM
There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Your Midweek Madness supplier confesses ignorance of Shakira. Please forgive.
The first awareness of this global sensation came a couple days ago with the accidental discovery of a cover made of one of Shakira's mega-hits, "Hips Don't Lie," sung by an a...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Go to Adler Planetarium if you're feeling big in your britches, a little prideful about our species' role in things.
In Chicago's lakefront astronomy museum, there's no escaping what a little grain of sand on an enormous beach we are.