6 hrs ago
This is how your next selfie could reveal when you will die
Here's how it works: The website analyzes everything from the lines in your forehead to crow's feet and the size of your nose.
11 hrs ago
New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel
Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other energy-rich products, bringing the process closer to commercial viability.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Glucose 'control switch' in the brain key to both types of diabetes
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have pinpointed a mechanism in part of the brain that is key to sensing glucose levels in the blood, linking it to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students
Elementary school students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches being offered to them, according to a new study of school officials.
Physicists unlock nature of high-temperature superconductivity
This is UIC physicist Dirk Morr, who worked with researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory, says the findings were the result of 'the close collaboration of theory and experiment.'
Why this is the worst summer construction season ever
Late for day care. Late for work. Late for meetings. Crawling along I-355. At a standstill on I-90.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Renaming the Circle -- a loopy idea
I'm all for affording former Mayor Jane Byrne a long overdue geographical honor, but I draw the line at the Circle.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Chicago gun violence may cost 'Rahmbo' his job
A particularly violent July in Chicago - following years of staggeringly-high numbers of homicides in the city - has drawn attention to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election campaign, raising questions about his chances of surviving a challenge in 2015.
Gun Violence May Cost America's Most Famous Mayor His Job
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to speakers during a press conference December 20, 2012, in Chicago.
My FOX Chicago
Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction
Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Impaired emotion recognition runs in families with psychosis
The findings emerge from an analysis of patients and relatives in the Bipolar- Schizophrenia Network on Intermediate Phenotypes study.
Student attitudes changing on healthy school lunches, studies say
A student picks up grapes in the lunch line at Copper Hills High School in West Jordan on Thursday, Sept.
R & D
Quenching the world's water and energy crises, one tiny droplet at a time
In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Cook County Board adds two questions to packed fall ballot
An already lengthy list of questions that will be posed to Chicago voters this fall got a little longer today after the Cook County Board voted to add two more advisory referendums to the Nov. 4 ballot.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
New Chicago-Based Non-Equity Theatre Company Bluebird Arts Founded
Founded in 2014, Bluebird Arts is a Non-Equity company established in Chicago by Luda Solomon, who will serve as Artistic Director.
New York Daily News
Circumcised African men less likely to engage in risky sex: study
Young African men who are circumcised are less likely to engage in sexual behavior that ups their chances of catching HIV.
Independent Women's Forum
Are Students Really Embracing "Healthier" School Lunches?
Participation in the federal school lunch program has dropped nearly 4 percent, more than 1 million students , since the 2012 Healthy Kids mandates were enacted.
WTMA-AM North Charleston
Lunchtime Shocker! Most Kids Like Schools' Healthier Meals
Do kids really hate the healthier foods that have been mandated in school lunch programs? A study out of University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that first lady Michelle Obama may have been on the right track when she pushed for tougher nutrition standards, even as more schools now seem to be resisting the program that covers some 30 million ... (more)
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Chicago State official sues UIC officials over her dissertation
A high-ranking administrator at Chicago State University is suing University of Illinois at Chicago officials after a Chicago Tribune story earlier this year about her dissertation, alleging people at the school illegally disclosed private facts about academic matters, among other allegations.
School Leaders Report Students Accept Healthier Lunches
Seventy percent of elementary school leaders nationwide reported that students generally like the healthier school lunches that rolled out in fall 2012, according to a first-of-its-kind national study whose lead author is now a research associate professor at Boise State University.