Ocean Extinction, Conception Sparks, Brain Generosity & Epilepsy

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, talks about the latest science stories, including a study on the health of the world's oceans, why sparks really do fly at the moment of conception, and a new study finding that generosity can be "written" in the brain.

Researchers at two local universities are looking into how poverty impacts young minds. We have the story. Learn more about the studies, and view a photo gallery.

Cathy Davidson


What does a scene of people passing basketballs to each other say about our conscious perceptions? We talk with the Chicago-born author of a new book that suggests radically re-thinking the way we learn and work.