| May 22, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Dylan Jerrell was having a tough time in kindergarten.
The energetic, outgoing Bigfoot fan was easily frustrated, and he responded to challenges with disruptive meltdowns. He wouldn't hit anyone, but he'd break down and cry or yell at his teachers....
| Jan 9, 2013
In this era of high-stakes testing, recess has taken a back seat to more scholarly pursuits. But don't be so quick to dismiss the value of downtime, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The organization began studying the importance of...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 3:59 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group of American pediatricians is telling school districts that children need recess and free time during the school day, and it should not even be taken away as punishment.
"We consider it essentially the child's...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:49 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite a widespread belief that sex during the later stages of pregnancy can jumpstart labor, a new study from Malaysia found no differences in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency.
The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
| Apr 12, 2013
DePaul University students and other Lincoln Park nightowls now have a new way to satisfy their late-night munchies: cookies and milk delivered to your doorstep by Insomnia Cookies, which opened its first Chicago-area location in Lincoln Park Tuesday....
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Michael Moses Tarpeh allegedly went on a cross-country crime spree that included incidents of theft, sexual assault and attempted carjacking, many of them near college campuses where Tarpeh, 23, can blend in. Recently, he partied with some UConn...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:51 AM
When it comes to LGBT inclusiveness, two Chicago schools are at the top of the pack, according to a recently released list by Campus Pride.
The organization, which promotes safety for LGBT students in higher education, named both the University of...
| May 9, 2011
Bill Blackbeard, an early scholar of newspaper comics who created an indispensable archive in San Francisco that helped legitimize the study of comics in popular culture, has died. He was 84.
Blackbeard died at a Country Villa nursing home in...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 3:36 PM
Relaxing on a couch, hanging out with his brother and cousin, another Big Ten title tacked onto his resume, Terrelle Pryor took a call from DeVier Posey, one of his Ohio State teammates.
Posey is a receiver, but he nonetheless managed to deliver a...
| Dec 7, 2010
| 5:08 PM
Denard Robinson and Rich Rodriguez bonded on a football field covered with snow.
Robinson had come to Ann Arbor from south Florida for a recruiting visit on the second weekend in January 2009. The inside of Michigan Stadium looked whiter than Miss...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 5:29 PM
One former Purdue teammate nicknamed him " Superman."
Boilermakers coach Danny Hope favors "Tarzan."
Quarterback Robert Marve tagged him "The Beast."
Ryan Kerrigan answers to all of them, mainly out of politeness.
" 'Superman' is so out of character...