| Jul 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: My daughter and son are in high school and it will soon be time for them to anticipate their future careers. What are some of tomorrow's good jobs and which ones are likely to hit the dustbin? -- P.H.
As technology continues to fire away at...
| 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.
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:19 AM
I was on my way to a meeting on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley years ago when a man hawking the socialist Workers Vanguard newspaper stopped me. The headline screamed, "Open Admissions!" In other words, the prestigious University...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:46 PM
The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday.
The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Some chefs spend a good amount of time in the kitchen making sure your dish looks beautiful before it reaches the table. And, according to science, it's not just about the aesthetics.
A new study by the Crossmodal Research Library at the University...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Cooking isn’t rocket science, but maybe designing cookware is. A professor of engineering at Oxford University has designed a new saucepan that he says heats up faster and uses 40% less energy than conventional saucepans.
The “Flare Pan&...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights
George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 1:20 PM
GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers
With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:16 PM
When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses.
Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...
| 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...