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1 hr ago |

Word on the Street: Name-brand products

The report by Tilburg University and the University of Chicago says that Americans reach for name-brand products rather than generic versions nine out of 10 times.


4 hrs ago | Fox Point

If you believe....

He's also an extremist Muslim. If you believe the Republicans, then Barack Obaama is an anarchist.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Terrorism, Columbia University

8 hrs ago | KRVN-AM Lexington

Many Still Have a Hard Time Choosing Generic Brands

They may not have the big recognizable names but generic brand products deliver big savings.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

8 hrs ago | World Magazine

The rising tide of Muslim converts to Christianity

If you spend any time keeping up with the news, you know that radical Islam is a significant and destructive force in the world.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam

8 hrs ago |

Lemaitre, Deng Xiaoping And Thomas Cook - Space Travel And Chinese Travelers

On July 29th, 2014, NASA Television will broadcast live the launch and docking of the European Space Agency's fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.


Related Topix: Travelers, Entertainment, Television, Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Astronomy, Science, French Guiana Travel, Travel

9 hrs ago | Architect Online

University of Chicago Opens North America's First Passive House-Certified Laboratory

MAde Studio is applying its data-driven approach to Detroit, revealing ways that the region's water systems can influence urban planning.


12 hrs ago | Wired

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, in Stockholm, Sweden.


Related Topix: Physics, Science, Sweden, World News, Princeton University, Columbia University

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Architect brings fresh spin to Maggie Daley Park

Strolling through Maggie Daley Park, stubble on his face and a yellow hard hat covering his graying red hair, Michael Van Valkenburgh paused before the contours of an undulating ice skating loop that will weave through a stand of evergreens.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Streeterville (Chicago, IL), us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois Travel, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Ringling Museum in Sarasota features famous photos of outlaw bikers

It was the Golden Age of new Journalism. It was also, Chris Jones said, the Golden Age of the American biker.


Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Journalism, Photography, Arts

Lansing State Journal

Tim Salisbury: Early education pays off over a lifetime

One of the earliest indicators of a child's future success is the number of words he or she hears prior to kindergarten.


Washington Examiner

Stephen Walt's 'Israel lobby' paranoia

He even co-wrote a book about it, with University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer, which suggests that the lobby has hurt U.S. interests by steering U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Daily Herald

Smart shoppers choose cheaper store-brand aspirin

A study by Dutch economist Bart Bronnenberg of Tilburg University and three colleagues from the University of Chicago found the more informed you are, the more likely you are to choose store brands.


Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Headache, Health, Nursing


Overseas students put China to the test

With Chinese students flocking to schools overseas, students from other countries are, in turn, spending their summer vacations in China to prepare for college entrance tests.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, New York University


Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial.


Fri Jul 25, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Why You Should Talk To Strangers

Think you'd feel uncomfortable if you had to talk to a random stranger on the train or in the street? New research from the University of Chicago shows that it's a near-painless way to have a happier day.


Tikkun Magazine

Does "God" Make Sense? A Theological Autobiography

I was a pious child. God was my loving companion, the one to whom I could talk most freely with the confidence of being understood.


Related Topix: Methodist, Religion, New York, US News, Liberal Political News


University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North America

Three Oaks, MI - The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America and only the fifth worldwide.


Related Topix: Three Oaks, MI, Berrien County, MI, Science, Ecology


bottle of pills spilling out, medicine

Nine times out of 10, pharmacists and doctors will buy the generic version of aspirin, rather than a brand-name like Bayer.


Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern sues author in Leopold and Loeb book dispute

Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman who was hired by the university to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder.


Related Topix: Northwestern University

CBS Local

South Side Museums Form "Museum Campus South"

Seven museums on the South Side have banded together to try to raise their profiles, and get more people to visit them.


Related Topix: Chicago, IL