| Mar 16, 2014
It was while sitting in a Missouri federal courtroom watching his peace activist wife refusing to pay $424.47 in restitution to reduce an 11-year sentence for damaging a nuclear missile silo that Joe Gump decided that he, too, would take what he liked...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Today is Darwin Day, the 205th anniversary of the birth of the father of the theory of evolution.
It's a scientific "holiday" that has had its evolutionary ups and downs.
Five years ago, for the bicentennial of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary...
| Mar 2, 2014
Betty Jane "Lindy" Bergman donated important pieces of art to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among them works by Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali.
Mrs. Bergman, 96, died of complications from...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Sitting in a packed house of excited, engaged young people at a concert by Third Coast Percussion last week in the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts, I was reminded how much the city's lively – and getting livelier all the time...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Not getting a good night's sleep may be a lot more harmful to your health than you thought. Beyond making you tired and cranky, it has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, depression and — most recently — cancer.
Two 2012 studies...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Nearly 14 billion years ago, in a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, the universe suddenly expanded from smaller than an atom to 100 trillion trillion times its original size, faster than the speed of light. This mysterious period, known as...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| Apr 6, 2014
Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban.
After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a highly visible evening Thursday, first talking big city politics with three other mayors and then appearing in living rooms across the country as the face of a new CNN documentary about Chicago.
At a University of Chicago forum,...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Celebrity chef and Chicago restaurateur Graham Elliot is so grateful for the surgery that allowed him to drop 150 pounds in less than a year, he’s agreed to let his surgeon cook him dinner.
“I think that’s awesome,” Elliot said...