| Dec 5, 2013
| 2:57 PM
There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth.
Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
| Nov 29, 2013
Forget about Black Friday and Even Blacker Thursday. If you want a shopping experience with educational appeal that also gives you a feel-good glow, make the gift shops at museums and other cultural institutions a destination this season. In addition to...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:35 AM
As your relatives get older, it can get increasingly difficult to find them great gifts. We've created a number of scenarios for giving the best books for each of your adult family members.
This piece first ran in Printers Row...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 4:44 PM
— Daniel Feehan, who grew up in Batavia, has chased and captured insurgents in Baghdad, taught sixth-grade math in Gary and received a master's from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Now the 31-year-old former Army captain is one of 12 White...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Field Museum scientists have discovered a new "top predator" dinosaur in North America, a significant precursor to Tyrannosaurus rex and an important part of an emerging fossil record for the continent, the museum announced early Friday.
The 4-ton, 30-...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 3:16 PM
Tapped out on holiday gift ideas? Here are a few CTA token trinkets that harken back to the days of yore, the '90s, when riders could use tokens or magnetic stripe cards to pay their fares. The CTA eliminated tokens in 1999, while the magnetic stripe...
| Nov 26, 2013
He was lean, athletic and had traveled hundreds of miles, most likely from the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota. He had attacked no one as he passed hundreds of towns and many more farms, each of them a lethal threat to his mission. Yet for lack...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Meet the rex wrecker, a 3-ton competitor to tyrannosaurs who stoked a family rivalry over millions of years in western North America.
The fossil find in central Utah, dubbed Siats meekerorum, was from the Allosauroid family, weighed around 3 tons, was...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is defending a conservation police officer's decision to fatally shoot a cougar in Whiteside County after it was found hiding near a farmhouse.
The encounter Wednesday near Morrison, about 130 miles west of...
| Nov 23, 2013
It's been nearly a century and a half since native cougars prowled Illinois, but for the second time in five years authorities were forced this week to shoot a big cat that had apparently wandered into the state and was deemed dangerous.
Along with a...
| Nov 9, 2013
Seventy-five years ago in Berlin, Gerald Franks' parents got a 5 a.m. phone call from a distraught aunt.
"Get out!" she screamed, saying her husband had been taken away by the Nazis. Hastily, Franks' family took refuge in his grandmother's house,...