| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:43 PM
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Perennially safety-conscious automaker Volvo is now betting it can save pedestrian lives, with the world's first external airbag.
The new system is one of the many high-tech safety features being introduced on the Swedish maker's...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 12:56 PM
'Super-Earth,' 1 of 50 Newfound Alien Planets, Could Potentially Support Life (Source: Yahoo! News)
More than 50 new alien planets — including one so-called super-Earth that could potentially support life — have been discovered by an...
| Apr 10, 2012
"The Vampire Diaries" star Kat Graham stopped by the PIX11 studios to talk about the show's season finale, her role as witch Bonnie Bennett and her music career.
The season finale of "The Vampire Diaries" airs on May 10th. She appeared in various music...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 11:30 AM
A suspicious item prompted the crew of a United Airlines flight to Switzerland to divert it to Boston, as two F-15 fighters shadowed the plane Tuesday night.
The item, found inside an airsickness bag, turned out to be an unclaimed camera. officials said....
| May 11, 2009
| 4:27 PM
In a book-lined room of a converted barn, Douglas Filler leans over a 124-year-old Bible. In his hand is a tiny paintbrush. In his heart is a passion for book conservation, an old-world craft carried out in his secluded home.
These days, many of the...
| Feb 7, 2010
We're packing the mobi for a madcap trip across Europe to see as much as we can in 18 days. If this trip goes badly, it's our daughter's fault. This is her idea, pitched from her apartment in downtown Antwerp during a call months earlier.
"Come visit us,...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 2:18 PM
Sold on a promise of cheap, clean electricity, dozens of communities in Illinois and eight other Midwest states instead are facing more expensive utility bills after bankrolling a new coal-fired power plant that will be one of the nation's largest sources...
| Jul 22, 2009
The cans are lined up at grocery and convenience stores, with names such as Monster, Jolt and Amp screaming from the packaging.
Energy drinks are an exploding multibillion-dollar industry, and young people are the demographic most likely to lap them up....
| May 12, 2010
Once again area residents can find the fruits of the Midwest in farmers markets throughout the city and suburbs. Most are opening this month.
Farmers and vendors from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan will bring produce, baked goods, cheese,...
| Mar 12, 2010
| 8:45 AM
Like surgeons with their array of implements, well-organized cooks know that having ingredients, pans and utensils near at hand makes all the difference — only at home, no surgical team is on duty.
That is why the vast array of organizational items...
| Jun 4, 2010
| 11:33 AM
Often lost in the sea of nails, hooks, hammers, levels (and expletives) is the potential for glory that exists in the hanging of art on one's walls.
We're talking about the arrangement and composition -- the "how" of the hanging.
We're talking about...
| Sep 11, 2008
The world did not end Wednesday morning after scientists near Geneva turned on the Large Hadron Collider, smashing protons onto protons at nearly the speed of light. At least I don't think a black hole was formed, as some feared could happen,...