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We explore the latest recommendations from two researchers on the Ebola outbreak. 

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Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a blood test to detect depression in adults.

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A new Science & Symphony production is premiering at the Grant Park Music Festival. It's a musical and visual journey through the Northern Lights.

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The discovery of a tiny cricket in a 20-million-year-old piece of amber that was found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago offers new views into an ancient environment and how it once thrived.  

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After a decades long search, scientists have found a vast reserve of water 400 miles beneath the Earth's surface that could support new theories on how the planet formed.

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A team of cave-diving scientists recently announced the discovery of a near-complete skeleton of a teenage girl in an underwater cave on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. Northwestern professor Patricia A. Beddows was a member of the team and joins us to discuss the find. 

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If you've ever dreamed of leaving our planet to visit otherworldly destinations, it just got a bit easier to do. On May 16, Adler Planetarium is set to open its newest space adventure, “Destination Solar System." Adler President Michelle Larson joins us to talk about the new show, more. 

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Rocks on Mars, a sleeping spacecraft, and how science can affect this year’s Super Bowl; Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us with the latest top science news. Read an article.

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Scientists at west suburban Fermilab have installed the final piece on a massive particle detector called NOvA that may answer some very big questions. We go deep underground to uncover how the contraption might do that. Read an article.
 

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We take a tour of the MINOS underground facility and watch the installation of the last NOvA Far Detector module. Read a behind-the-scenes blog and view a slideshow.

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Emily Graslie, creator of the “The Brain Scoop” YouTube channel, talks about her recent video addressing sexist comments and the lack of women in the science industry. Watch the video.

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The movie Gravity, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, has become a runaway box office hit and critical success. And while it’s been hailed for its groundbreaking technical accomplishments, how realistic is it? We hear from some Adler Planetarium astronomers about what they thought of the scientific aspects of the film. Read an Q & A.

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We take you inside a groundbreaking research project that's using science to come up with new ways to fight modern day fires.

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Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951. But her cells kept living, starting a scientific revolution and a multi-billion dollar industry. When members of her family found out, they felt angry and exploited. We revisit our recent conversation with the author of a best-selling book about the story.

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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.

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It's the best score Illinois has seen in a decade, but students in the state are still testing below the national average when it comes to the ACT. Especially in science. We look at where we may be going wrong.

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