| Sep 10, 2010
| 6:54 PM
Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich's list of great books for the Chicago jazz enthusiast.
“A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music,” by George Lewis (University of Chicago Press). In this definitive history,...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 7:15 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fatherhood lowers testosterone levels, U.S. researchers said they have confirmed, making it easier for men to be involved in raising children.
High levels of the hormone can rev up a man's sex drive, increase risk-taking behaviors and...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 12:16 PM
People who don't believe their pain medicine will work can actually reduce or even cancel out the effectiveness of the drug, and images of their brains show how they are doing it, scientists report.
Researchers from Britain and Germany used brain scans...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
| Apr 21, 2011
| 7:17 AM
LIBYA -- Oscar nominee Tim Hetherington and acclaimed photojournalist Chris Hondros died Wednesday while chronicling the gritty violence in the war-torn city of Misrata in Libya, their agencies said.
Two other photojournalists were hurt in the incident,...
| May 10, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Editor's Choice Academic Journal Main Category: Pediatrics / Children's Health Article Date: 10 May 2011 - 10:00 PDT
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| May 21, 2011
| 4:31 PM
That morning Cup O' Joe may be a good thing -- especially if you're a guy. The Harvard School Of Public Health says guys who drink six cups of coffee or more a day could help lower their risk of prostate cancer by 60 percent.
However, that's a HUGE flip-...
| Feb 6, 2011
The Improbable Story of America's Greatest Word
Oxford University Press: 211 pp., $18.95
Is there another word as supple as "OK"?
Those two letters, side by side, separated (or not) by periods — they answer so many...
| Feb 8, 2011
Lesley M.M. Blume, the New York editor of an online culture and style website, hardly cuts the profile of someone with her Manolo Blahniks stuck in the cement of the past.
Which makes it all the more curious that she stitches her days with a bevy of...
| Feb 14, 2011
30- year old Lisa Hall is about a month into rehabbing her heart--last August she was diagnosed with a massive blockage and had surgery to increase blood flow.
"Absolute shock," Lisa said. "I knew something was wrong but I don't think I wanted--you know-...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Colleen Thom and Chelsea Shine have been through the wringer. Three weeks of abject poverty, withering heat and tasteless food. Three weeks of lurking lizards, scary spiders and swarming mosquitoes.
They couldn't be more grateful.
Grateful for the...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:22 AM
First of all, let's explain why the serial comma is important to some people. A blog on economist.com cites an apocryphal example: "I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God." Without a comma after "Rand," the writer has a mighty unusual parentage....