| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Computer science is getting stunningly close to granting the wish of the Scarecrow, not to mention the needs of the modern soldier.
The Pentagon has long sought what the Wizard of Oz could not manufacture: a brain, or at least an electronic cognition...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:15 AM
1984 brought us another presidential term for Ronald Reagan, the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the return of "Jeopardy! to television" (with Alex Trebek as host), and the birth of Hulkamania, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, LeBron James and Ethan...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:47 PM
An Arlington Heights 17-year-old went all in on "Teen Jeopardy" and lost on the final question, though most of her episode was interrupted by the president Tuesday.
"How many people can say that? Of course, national security takes precedence," said...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:10 PM
A map in Wednesday's main section showing Nik Wallenda's proposed high-wire walk in Chicago had an incorrect scale. The scale showed 400 feet, not miles.
A Business story Wednesday about "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek misspelled actor Darrell Hammond's...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:59 PM
Steve Lozano, a flight officer at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, competed on the season premiere of the popular syndicated game show "Jeopardy!" that aired on Monday evening.
Lozano, who flies F-18 Super Hornet aircraft, started slow,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek was in Chicago on Tuesday to promote the start of his 31st season as host of the TV game show. His recently regrown mustache, however, was a no-show.
The new season, which began Monday, marked the return of...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Fall comes. Not such a big deal as it was back before there were 27 TV seasons in a year and a thousand new shows starting every week, but there are still something like a million series premiering on 6 billion channels between now and the end of the...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 9:10 AM
"A Reader's Book of Days" is essential reference material for anyone obsessed with literature and the people who create it. Author Tom Nissley -- who ran Amazon's book blog before he became a "Jeopardy!" champion -- includes incidents fictional and real...
| Jan 21, 2014
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — At the headquarters of IBM Research, a curved glass structure surrounded by acres of woods, clusters of high-powered servers hum constantly, their digital eyes trained on the clouds.
Information from weather services,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 1:56 PM
You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year.
PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Jerry Seinfeld will continue to tool around in fancy cars, chatting with celebrities and drinking coffee for four more seasons. The digital entertainment channel Crackle announced Wednesday that the hit online series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" has...