Dockless electric scooters – 2,500 of them – arrive in Chicago as the city launches its pilot program, but will riders stay safe?
A new pilot program will give Chicagoans another option for getting around the city. But will electric scooters help reduce transportation-related pollution?
Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine.
The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering will become the university’s first new school in three decades, thanks to a $100 million commitment from the Pritzker Foundation.
At 82.5 inches, Java is not only the tallest corpse flower to bloom at the Chicago Botanic Garden, but the quickest among its type at the garden to re-bloom.
As police departments across the U.S. weigh the use of facial recognition software, several communities are raising concerns about privacy.
Neil Shubin, University of Chicago paleontologist and one of our favorite explainers of all things scientific, joins us to discuss stories making news in the world of science.
If the discovery is confirmed, it would be the first evidence that black holes and neutron stars can pair up to form binary systems.
Ready for even more rain? A look at how local tunnels and reservoirs handled the wettest week in years – and what’s next.
Nearly 6 inches of rain has fallen in and around Chicago since last weekend, which in years past might have caused significant flooding in some neighborhoods. But that hasn’t happened, city officials said.
From brain mapping to climate modeling and beyond: the potential impact of a new supercomputer being developed in the Chicago area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch Saturday for a storm system that could bring up to 8 inches of snow to the Chicago area.
In research released on Friday, Nobel winning astronomer Adam Riess calculates the cosmos is between 12.5 and 13.0 billion years old - about 1 billion years younger than previous estimates.
With more and more alternatives to cable television, is it time for you to cut the cord?
By tracking the types, frequency and intensity of frog mating calls, experts hope to gauge the success of conservation efforts in an area commonly referred to as the city’s dumping ground.