Several weeks ago I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation among four scientists from local institutions, all of whom worked in rather unconventional “labs:” a mine shaft half-a-mile underground, a volcanic crater in Siberia, a racetrack in rural America.The subject of the event was “Xtreme r
Charles Darwin ushered in modern biology with his explanation of how different species evolve. But his work leaves us with a paradox: Why should dozens or even thousands of species coexist in a single habitat? The theory suggests they ought to duke it out until just a few winners dominate.
A planned protest at the University of Chicago against former Goldman Sachs CEO and former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice went on without the pair Monday night, while Occupy protestors across the country faced increasing police pressure.The ev
When it comes to word matters, The Chicago Manual of Style is boss. That is according to devotees of the manual. The Manual has been around for more than a century. The 16th Edition is the latest and includes further updates for our electronic age.
The television show Jersey Shore and the University of Chicago could be further apart from each other, but not much, at least conceptually speaking.After all, the Jersey Shore has been lambasted by many for contributing to the downfall of modern American society, while the Uni
A WBEZ analysis suggests that residents on Chicago's South Side experience longer ambulance run times than residents in other parts of the city. In our final look at trauma care in Chicago, we examine claims that these disparities are literally costing lives.