| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk.
Both might be the case, researchers at...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 3:20 PM
How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?
Four years after scientists discovered that the two species' genomes differ by a fraction of a percent,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 6:30 AM
The moons that orbit Saturn may be increasing by one -- an icy, pint-sized object that astronomers have named “Peggy.”
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted evidence that a mysterious object measuring perhaps half a mile across is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:15 PM
The end is nigh for Windows XP, and Best Buy is hoping to make some sales off of that.
The electronics retailer will offer users of the the aged operating system $100 credit toward new computers when they trade in their current Windows XP laptop, Best...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 11:47 AM
North Central College and Naper Settlement are each moving forward with plans for projects in and around Naperville's downtown.
The city's Downtown Advisory Commission recently received updates from the liberal arts school and living history museum on...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Antibiotics, pesticides and hormones are not on anyone's grocery list, yet they are standard fare in the foods we eat.
But that is changing in Central Florida and across the state, as buying organic becomes easier, and grocers such as Publix, Whole...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:41 AM
In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was.
"'That was how we used to farm,' he told me,"...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:52 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the United Kingdom advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser until the company fixes a security flaw that hackers have used to launch attacks.
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:40 AM
A plague known as the "Black Death" has was responsible for killing at least 75 million people during the 14th and 15th centuries, including more than half of Britain's population.
Now, researchers have found new evidence that suggests the suspected...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 2:18 AM
For weeks Ottilie Lundgren hadn't been able to shake a pesky cold, so when her niece Shirley Davis visited her Oxford home on a Friday morning and found the 94-year-old woman was having difficulty breathing, they went to the hospital.
"I remember she...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Long before he became an internationally known forensic scientist sought out by the likes of the Kennedys and O.J. Simpson, Henry Lee began his career in a converted bathroom at the Bethany state police barracks.
Virtually a one-man operation with a...