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  • I want a president who believes in aliens

    I want a president who believes in aliens
    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,...
  • Two Lincoln-Way students earn perfect ACT scores

    Two Lincoln-Way students earn perfect ACT scores
    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...
  • Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]

    Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]
    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...
  • A discredited old yarn resurfaces about who 'invented' email

    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...
  • ‘Arrow’ Season 3 trailer spotlights Oliver and Felicity, Brandon Routh

     
    The new trailer for Season 3 of “Arrow” has arrived, and the 90-second clip teases the possibility of real romance […]...
  • ‘Fringe: Sins of the Father’ preview: Read excerpt from new novel

     
    Much in the same way its spiritual predecessor “The X-Files” paired the paranormal with the procedural, “Fringe” — the spectacular […]...
  • Google's Megan Smith recruited to a top federal post

    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...
  • U of I ranks high in undergrad entrepreneurs getting venture funding, study shows

    U of I ranks high in undergrad entrepreneurs getting venture funding, study shows
    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,...
  • Free personalized 3D bracelet from Google Made With Code project

    Free personalized 3D bracelet from Google Made With Code project
    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...
  • NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth
    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....
  • Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]

    Does diversity make you smarter? [Commentary]
    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...