| Jun 15, 2012
Question: Is it okay if a dog drinks from a water garden with submerged pots of elephant ears and water lilies?
Answer: It’s okay if a dog drinks water from a water garden with submerged pots of elephant ears or water lilies, neither plant will...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:42 PM
The University of Illinois received nearly 48,000 applicants this year across its three campuses, a number the university says is a record high.
According to the university, 31,454 prospective freshmen applied for the Urbana-Champaign campus’...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:57 PM
Becoming more conscientious could be your ticket to better health and longer life.
Our weight, our genes, our diet, whether we exercise or smoke (or used to)‚ we accept that these are all part of the complicated mix that determines how healthy we...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Updating “The Smell of Napalm in the Morning”: A cosmetics company in Gaza recently began selling a fragrance dedicated to victory over Israel and named after the signature M-75 missile that Hamas has been firing across the border. “...
| Jan 22, 2013
Before Carl R. Woese, science divided the living world into two types of organisms: bacteria and everything else.
But the University of Illinois professor and colleagues in the 1970s discovered that microbes now called archaea look like bacteria but...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Dr. William J. Weiner, a professor and chairman of the department of neurology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine who was nationally known for his work with Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, died Dec. 29 of multiple myeloma...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The last time filmmaker Jason Reitman came through town we got into a conversation about unlikable characters. He knows something about unlikable characters: "My first movie was about the head lobbyist for Big Tobacco ('Thank You for Smoking'), my...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him.
The American writer David...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Quiltavia Patterson was an aspiring rapper who left Chicago months ago to get her twin toddlers out of harm's way.
Jermaine Carter was "the cool guy" in the West Pullman neighborhood who did tattoos. He also preached to his children daily about staying...
| Jul 13, 2012
The University of Illinois handed out a $4.6 million contract to an architectural firm partially owned by the husband of a key administrator who oversees the planning of campus construction projects.
The school initially did so without asking for the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The heat backs up across the country, causing drought, wildfires, a mega-storm on the East Coast. More than 4,000 "hottest day" records have been shattered in the U.S. in the past month.
"The ecological ego matures," Theodore Roszak wrote 20 years ago in...