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  • Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials

    A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth. The 261-foot Sikuliaq (see-KOO'-lee-ak) next month will leave Seward, sail around...
  • Why carbs don't deserve rap as new diet villain

    It's become popular to think of foods as either good or bad, something to eat or something to avoid. Carbohydrates, which had their moment as a good food back when fat was the bad guy, are now being blamed in part for the epidemic of obesity, diabetes and...
  • Fracking's public health hazards

    Fracking's public health hazards
    Recently I heard a West Virginia resident describe how fracking had changed her community. She had many photographs that were even more graphic than her verbal descriptions. Some families in her area had lost their water supply, others became ill, and...
  • Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl

    Naperville team headed to National Science Bowl
    Naperville teens are finding what a wonderful world it can be because they know much about biology, science books, algebra and trigonometry. For instance, what element makes up the innermost core of a Type II supernova just before core collapse? In...
  • Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service

     Chicago area among noisiest as measured by National Park Service
    In the mosaic of brilliant blues and dazzling yellows on this map, Chicago shines among the brightest. But that's not a good thing. The lighter the yellow, the noisier the city. Chicago is bordering on white. Scientists at the National Park Service...
  • British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid

     British study links fluoride, underactive thyroid
    A British study finds a correlation between the amount of fluoride in public drinking water and a rise in underactive thyroid. While the study is only able to establish an association, not cause and effect, experts say the link deserves serious...
  • The campaign to defeat polio

    The campaign to defeat polio
    Less than a week after a Tribune banner headline proclaimed "Salk Vaccine Called Safe, Effective" on April 13, 1955, Robert Ludford was the first of 300 Antioch schoolchildren to be inoculated against polio. "It didn't hurt a bit," the 7-year-old said....
  • Quinn on Nutrition: Multiple choices from 2015 Dietary Guidelines

    It's snowing in Denver. And I'm at the airport, wondering if I'll make it home tonight. So naturally, I roam around and look for something to eat. What an opportune time to think about a new report just released by the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory...
  • Astronomers find a shockingly ancient black hole the size of 12 billion suns

    Some 12.8 billion light years away, astronomers have spotted an object of almost impossible brightness — the most luminous object ever seen in such ancient space. It's from just 900 million years after the big bang, and the old quasar — a...
  • California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease

    California scientists link tiny particles in car exhaust to heart disease
    A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...
  • A whale of a fight is brewing over Atlantic coastal drilling

    WASHINGTON Oil and gas companies hoping to drill in the Atlantic Ocean will have to contend with a new federal proposal to declare waters off the Carolinas and Georgia as critical for endangered whales. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...