| Mar 9, 2013
— President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in the western suburbs Friday to promote his energy policies, according to White House officials.
Aides would not say whether Obama also plans to talk about the sequester cuts...
| Dec 2, 2012
Half a century ago, the unthinkable became all too thinkable as the Soviet Union and the United States engaged in a game of chicken, played with nuclear bombs.
On Oct. 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy went on television to announce that the Soviet...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a signing ceremony in...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Robert Lee Lyles Jr., who had two careers in his 69 years and excelled at each, died May 27 at his home in Annapolis.
A scientist, physician and state policy adviser, Dr. Lyles "was a modern renaissance man with a tremendous curiosity," said Gene Ransom,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:33 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will travel to Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago's western suburbs next week to promote his energy policies.
The Friday trip to Argonne, near Lemont, is to "focus on American energy," according to an...
| Oct 29, 2012
Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.
"I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.
| Jan 13, 2012
He gets around, that George Washington.
Spit crisp and slick from the ATM, he slides in and out of wallets, waiters' aprons, beggars' coffee cups, deli cash registers, the pockets of teens' jeans.
Countless anonymous fingers have fondled that buck of...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Universities were not always the engines of research and discovery," says Robert Rosenberg, associate vice president of communications at the University of Chicago.
"World War II changed all that."
Rosenberg says there was an exodus of scientists out of...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 10:39 PM
Lurking beneath the surface of the West Branch of the DuPage River are the remnants of radioactive contamination left behind by a factory that was shuttered almost four decades ago.
The Rare Earths Facility in West Chicago not only was a major employer...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Chrysler and the U.S. Department of Energy are developing a radical prototype engine that burns a combination of gasoline and diesel fuels that could help Chrysler and other automakers meet future fuel economy targets, according to a presentation given...
| Mar 25, 2011
| 1:19 AM
Federal and state nuclear experts will undergo questioning from Illinois' two U.S. senators at a forum in Chicago today.
Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican colleague Mark Kirk are hosting the public forum this afternoon at the Dirksen Federal...