| Aug 4, 2014
| 12:06 PM
This summer has been an exciting time for political and space-alien junkies alike. On the E.T. front, NASA has discovered so many new planets that it spurred Sara Seager, a professor of planetary science at MIT, to say, “We believe we're very,...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Two Lincoln-Way High School District 210 students earned perfect 36 scores on the ACT, district officials announced.
Brianna McKenna, a senior at Lincoln-Way East High school, achieved the mark, as did Lincoln-Way West High School senior Jacob...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:58 AM
In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:50 AM
The Huffington Post has been running an enormous five-part series about the invention of email. It's a heartwarming story. It begins:
"In 1978, a 14-year-old boy invented email."
It continues: "Email wasn't created, with a massive research budget, in...
| Sep 4, 2014
The new trailer for Season 3 of “Arrow” has arrived, and the 90-second clip teases the possibility of real romance […]...
| Aug 22, 2014
Much in the same way its spiritual predecessor “The X-Files” paired the paranormal with the procedural, “Fringe” — the spectacular […]...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The White House on Thursday dug deeper into Silicon Valley's trove of technology experts by naming Google executive Megan Smith to become the government's chief technology officer and former Twitter lawyer Alexander Macgillivray as deputy chief technology...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Over the past five years, 146 entrepreneurs with undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois have received venture-capital funding for businesses that they’ve started, more than any other college in the state and ranking 12th worldwide,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 4:37 AM
Make a cute, personalized 3D bracelet compliments of Google's Made With Code project.
You code the bracelet by picking words and a color and it will be made on a 3D printer. It takes a few minutes to figure out how to do it, which is the whole point...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:08 PM
If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 2:06 PM
An Irishman, a Jew and a Mexican walk into a bar. It's a classic set-up line for a classic American joke. But it's also a means of coping with our diversity.
We need such jokes. Despite all our slogans to the contrary, diversity such as ours isn't always...