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Volunteers restore Chicago's prairie
Jan. 8, 2013
Beaubien Forest Preserve is an unlikely swath of wet prairies amid the industrial patchwork of Chicago’s far Southeast Side. But invasive species have harmed the preserve's rich biodiversity.
Tips on beating the common cold
Jan. 4, 2013
The occasional cold or flu is a fact of life, but every now and then you just don’t have time to be sick.
Illinois law takes aim at aquatic invasives
Dec. 28, 2012
The state fears bad boat hygiene is letting too many invasive plants and animals hitch rides around the Great Lakes, hence a new mandate to clean your boat.
The worst pregnancy books
Dec. 5, 2012
Pregnant? Avoid these books as if they were high-mercury fish.
The truth about vampire power
Dec. 3, 2012
An average household has 40 appliances that use standby power when turned off. They consume up to 10% of total power used in the home.
NIU to study climage change in Antarctica
Nov. 14, 2012
A group of NIU students and professors join research team in Antarctica to study climate change.
Man climbs Willis Tower using bionic leg
Nov. 5, 2012
The metal on Zac Vawter's bionic leg gleamed as he climbed the 103 floors of Chicago's iconic Willis Tower, becoming the first person ever to complete the task wearing a mind-controlled prosthetic limb.
No need for the Enterprise, crowd-sourcing finds new planet
Oct. 18, 2012
A citizen-astronomy project finds a new planet with Star Wars ties, and professional astronomers discover a planet near the setting of Avatar.
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