| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:34 PM
A student remains in critical condition this afternoon after falling from a third-floor window at his fraternity house at Northwestern University in Evanston, according to school and hospital officials.
Matthew Cooney is in critical, but "stable"...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Now that voters have rejected a plan to save the Houston Astrodome, a marvel of engineering muscle and space-age glamour and easily the city's most important building, it would be easy to conclude that modern architecture has a major image problem in this...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:27 PM
John Palmer, 77, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington during a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at George Washington University Hospital of pulmonary fibrosis, according to his wife, Nancy.
Palmer worked for NBC...
| Aug 23, 2013
Two million recent high school graduates will start college in the coming weeks. Sadly, many of them selected schools for the wrong reasons.
How did they pick them? Many played the ratings game. "By all means stick to the rankings," they believed....
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:21 AM
When Wilmette officials announced they were resurrecting the tradition of honoring a local person of the year, housing advocate Gail Schechter quickly nominated a fellow advocate she said is known for her calm and grace when building bridges between...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:07 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More patients are filing claims after being burned, scarred or otherwise injured during laser surgeries performed by non-doctors, a new study shows.
Researchers found 75 out of 175 legal cases related to procedures like...
| Dec 15, 2013
Philip Laible, Argonne National Laboratory: endurance bioenergy reactor. An endurance bioenergy reactor. Huh?
Most of us have seen one — in a movie.
In "Back to the Future," Doc barrels his DeLorean into the McFlys' driveway. "What are you...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
It’s a favorite parlor game for science geeks: predicting who will win the Nobel Prizes.
For guidance, you can look to the winners of the Lasker Awards for medical research, or the Shaw Prizes for astronomy and life sciences. Recipients of the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
It's infuriating to chronic pain sufferers to be told their pain is "all in the head." But a new study offers strong evidence that even before a person experiences an injury, the likelihood that the resulting pain will become chronic can be predicted by...
| Aug 4, 2013
For most people, attending a relative's wedding is a happy occasion. But for one Highland Park couple, seeing their son socialize and dance qualified as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill.
"Ethan was just so appropriate ... so engaged in life," said Rebecca...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:34 PM
A little about my background: I was a reporter at the Tribune for 12 years, primarily writing about politics, before I joined the editorial board in 1990.
I wrote a column for five years-- great fun, I miss it--until I became the Editorial page editor in...