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  • Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

    Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project
    Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it has...
  • One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast

    One day, we could have super beer, thanks to scientists' study of yeast
    The most critical ingredient in beer is also the least understood. Without the biological marvel that is Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- brewer’s yeast -- beer would simply be grainy soda pop, but brewers didn’t even know that yeast existed...
  • Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes

     Damien Puckler tries to get his foothold in a land of action heroes
    The man in the backyard carries the tattoos and scars of a fighter. He spins and kicks. Dust flies, a punching bag shimmies on a rusted clothesline. Sweat drips around blue eyes and seeps through a thin beard. The lines on the face show, but barely. He'...
  • Cedar Creek fix to cost almost $3 million, officials learn

    Cedar Creek fix to cost almost $3 million, officials learn
      The nearly $3 million required to fix stormwater drainage issues in Cedar Creek would likely have to come out of residents' pockets, Lake Zurich officials learned at a recent board meeting. The board heard the results of a study commissioned last...
  • June Wayne retrospective celebrates an artist who loved science

    June Wayne retrospective celebrates an artist who loved science
    A new retrospective of work by June Wayne is opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and science lovers will want to check it out. Wayne was an artist who counted rocket scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory among her close...
  • Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says

    Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says
    Looks like good news may come in threes. The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective  peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization...
  • Police reports: Blackhawks coats, electronics stolen from cars

    Police reports: Blackhawks coats, electronics stolen from cars
    Naperville police are looking for burglars who scored Blackhawks coats and electronics during a series of vehicle burglaries on the city's South Side. Vehicles were entered overnight April 20 into April 21 in the 1100 block of Starlite Court, the 1100...
  • OR7, the wandering wolf, looks for love in all the right places

    A Hollywood publicist couldn't have planned it better. Just in time for the world premiere of "OR7 -- The Journey," a documentary about a photogenic gray wolf who stole hearts on his 2011 trek from Oregon to California, comes big news from wildlife...
  • Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes

    Depletion of Central Valley's groundwater may be causing earthquakes
    For years, scientists have wondered about the forces that keep pushing up California's mighty Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges, causing an increase in the number of earthquakes in one part of Central California. On Wednesday, a group of scientists offered...
  • Deerfield honors students in athletics at signing day

    Deerfield honors students in athletics at signing day
    At its annual signing day festivities, Deerfield High School recently honored 23 seniors who will continue their athletic careers in college. The group included two state champions, three of the five starters on the Central Suburban League North...
  • Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking

    Hubble catches Jupiter's Great Red Spot in the act of shrinking
    The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a little less great than it used to be. New images of the spot taken in April by the Hubble Space Telescope indicate that it’s about 10,250 miles across, according to Amy Simon, an expert on Jupiter’s...