| Sep 3, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The next time you’re inconvenienced by a driver barely going the speed minimum, hold your tongue and pull your finger. The driver could be Wayne Gerdes, arguably the most fuel-efficient driver in the world.
Using techniques known as hypermiling,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Two decades before George Zimmerman spotted a young man in a hoodie walking through a Florida subdivision, another case involving the shooting of an African American teenager roiled Southern California and exposed racial divisions.
Latasha Harlins was...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 8:19 PM
British futurist James Martin, who predicted the ubiquity of computers and foretold the rise of the Internet in "The Wired Society," a 1978 book that was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, has died near his private island in Bermuda. He was 79.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:12 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- President Obama has selected two lawyers from the same California firm -- a former federal prosecutor and a corporate attorney who helped challenge Proposition 8 -- to fill openings on the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:24 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have found a genetic mechanism in mice that hampers their body clock's ability to adjust to changes in patterns of light and dark, and say their results could someday lead to the development of drugs to combat jet lag....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:09 AM
LONDON - It looked like a burger. It smelled like a burger. It tasted, well, almost like a burger.
The first ever lab-grown beef hamburger was cooked and eaten in London on Monday.
"We proved it's possible," said scientist Mark Post, who created the...
| Jul 25, 2013
Some 6,000 refugees pour out of Syria every day, straining humanitarian aid resources and destabilizing the country's neighbors. Cumulatively, they already make up 10% of the population of Jordan. And there is no end in sight.
Antonio Guterres, the U.N....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Among mammals, socially dominant individuals often make decisions for the whole group. (Think of your overbearing friend on a road trip who demands a stop at In-N-Out because he’s craving an animal style burger.) But among pigeons, it’s the...
| Jun 17, 2013
That's a good point! (No it isn't.)
I'd be happy to join the team! (I'd rather be eaten by wart hogs.)
Your cake is delicious! (Thanks for the food poisoning, Julia Child.)
These are but a few examples of the lies we tell at work. Most aren't...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 7:10 PM
Starting the second week in August, the Orland Park Public Library will offer "Muslim Journeys" programs to help further the community's understanding of Islamic culture, art, food and dance and the Muslim faith.
"We are talking not only about...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:52 AM
As immigration legislation grinds through Congress — and as immigrants are branded “illegals,” “criminals,” “anchor babies” and worse — perhaps it's time to think of this population in another light.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Dennis Byrne rises from the fainting couch to insist that gay-marriage advocates must now advocate for legalized polygamy, which he thinks must be next if one follows the U.S. Supreme Court's logic: We will have diluted the meaning of marriage......