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The Swampby Mark Silva The House speaker's office, preparing for debate over the $789-billion "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act'' that Democratic leaders from both sides - and a few Senate Republicans - have agreed upon, has rolled out a long......
KickingTiresThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released a new report stating that very small cars face significantly greater risk in crashes with midsize cars. IIHS crash-tested three subcompact or microcars ??? the Honda Fit, Smart ForTwo and Toyota...
The Swampby Mark Jacob With a Chicagoan -- President Barack Obama -- winning the Nobel Prize for Peace, it's fitting to take a deeper look at the world's most famous awards for peaceful human achievement. The fact that they were founded......
Any attempt to make bicycling in Chicago easier and safer by using the law is welcome. That includes Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposals last week to amend the city's bike ordinance to give cyclists more freedom to maneuver but also increase penalties on...
You may have heard of a video game called "Angry Birds." If you haven't, the object of the game is to slingshot an angry bird and destroy a group of pigs' fortified shelter, thereby defeating the pigs. The game has been known to cause excessive...
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For 14-year-old eighth-grader Dylan Meeks of Central Florida Christian, competing in this week's FHSAA state wrestling tournament for the first time should be an intimidating challenge. Except he'll probably laugh when he reads that line. Dylan is 6...
The highly respected Nature Scientific Reports journal has just published a map of the world's leading science cities, and it looks pretty bad for emerging countries: It shows the planet's northern hemisphere full of lights, and the south almost solidly...
Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...
Political consultants often use the term "optics" to describe how consequential events are perceived by the general public. With regard to the present Middle East crisis, the president's optics are way off course. There was the Las Vegas fundraiser...
The state may overhaul the system that protects us from getting ripped off at the gas station, grocery store and even the parking meter. Some lawmakers want to do less-frequent inspections to make sure fuel pumps, home heating oil trucks and parking...
Football never has an offseason, and there’s always a way to make it about the Bears, whether the news comes from drugs, fashion or potential litigation. F’rinstance, Bill Parcells coming to the NFC North. That was the story from the New...
One of the first things C. Burke Swan of Allentown emphasized was that he does not pretend to be a climate scientist. His doctorate is in electrical engineering and he retired from Bell Laboratories in 1994. That said, he wanted to call my attention to a...
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