Tom Economou is a 77-year-old Chicago scientist with a lot at stake in tomorrow’s Rosetta mission to land on a comet.
A new essay collection shows just how exciting dusty old libraries can be.
Culinary icons from Paul Kahan to Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz to Matthias Merges, Ina Pinkney to Homaro Cantu have forged unlikely relationships with brands such as Nestlé, Kraft, and Lean Cuisine. The results might surprise you.
This week’s Chicagoan is Adam Selzer, ghost-tour guide.
Does your wine have a bouquet of gasoline? Does it have a carbon footprint? Yes, but…
Overweight that falls short of obesity may not be the villain it’s been portrayed as.
What exactly is the Museum of Science and Industry teaching us?
Too hot for you or your pet toad? Change, move, or die.
Are children a central part of life, or an optional choice? Does it depend on your social class?
When Mom chased you outside to play with other kids instead of watching the boob tube, she may have been on to something.
Can genetic engineering at the nanoscale help curb global warming?
Why do so few women wind up in science? It’s a live issue.
The longer Illinois state government postpones its day of reckoning on pensions, the worse it will be.
Deceptive blister beetles and a worm with personal assistants; if a designer was involved, s/he had a nasty sense of humor.
Science and the anti-science.