| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:56 AM
Anthony Trollope was one of Victorian England's greatest and most prolific novelists. While working full time at the Post Office for the majority of his career, he was still able to write 47 novels (more than three times the number of novels written by...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:27 PM
It take a flock to fly. Over grueling, dangerous flights, Northern bald ibises will take turns at the toughest job during their migration -- leading the V-shaped formation, a new study finds.
The findings, described in the Proceedings of the National...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 11:48 AM
Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:46 AM
The Mystery Writers of America have announced the finalists for the 2015 Edgars, or more formally, the Edgar Allan Poe Awards. The awards, which celebrate writing for print and screen, will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York on April 29....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Another Ebola vaccine trial is set to begin in Maryland by the end of the month, as a Rockville company conducts research on behalf of Johnson & Johnson.
Optimal Research LLC said Tuesday it was recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial and planned to...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:49 AM
Brian died peacefully in his home in Newport Beach.
He was born in Detroit, Michigan to Margaret and Leonard Loftus. He was an only child whose father died shortly after his 15th birthday. Brian took it upon himself to help his mother through this...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:29 AM
Define "suburb." More specifically, define "Chicago suburb." The task is harder than it at first seems. Affluent residential communities from which the elite commute to the Loop? Sure, but what about Cicero or Blue Island?
OK: Smaller towns outside...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A new study finds that most Americans know precious little about the financial aspects of retirement.
The American College of Financial Services randomly surveyed people aged 60 to 75 with assets exceeding $100,000 (excluding their home) regarding...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Many of today's workers will have a hard time retiring at the traditional age while maintaining their standard of living.
A new book on the subject, "Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis" (Oxford University Press), offers useful insight into the...