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  • Fed report: Time to examine purposely cooling planet idea Feb 10, 2015 1:06 PM
    With new fed report, idea of hacking and cooling Earth moves from fringe to lab, maybe the air

  • High wind scraps SpaceX observatory launch, rocket landing Feb 10, 2015 8:06 PM
    Dangerously high wind scraps SpaceX observatory launch, rocket landing test at sea

  • After 45 years, souvenirs from Apollo 11 come to light Feb 9, 2015 7:06 PM
    Not lost in space: Museum announces previously unknown souvenirs from 1969 moon mission

  • SpaceX launch of observatory, landing test off until Tuesday Feb 9, 2015 11:06 AM
    SpaceX launch of deep-space observatory, rocket landing test delayed until Tuesday

  • 2 weeks before Oscars, academy hosts night of nerds Feb 8, 2015 11:15 AM
    Two weeks before the glamour of the Oscars, the film academy hosted its annual "night of the nerds" honoring software engineers, digital projection innovators and a former sound guy for Frank Zappa and the Kinks who helped modernize movie audio. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized 58 men and one woman for their behind-the-scenes science and technical work, including creation of a camera rig used in "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and development of software that forms the realistic hair seen in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."

  • SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite Feb 8, 2015 6:06 PM
    SpaceX calls off launch of space weather satellite, ocean landing attempt of leftover rocket

  • Pure science = pure fun at Fermilab open house Feb 9, 2015 5:41 AM
    Fermilab proved Sunday that pure science could be pure fun at its annual Family Open House that drew thousands to Wilson Hall on the Batavia campus. Supported in part by Fermilab Friends for Science Education, the day featured tours of the linear accelerator/main control room and live presentations, including a journey through cosmic structure.

  • Students test skills at Science Olympiad Invitational in Grayslake Feb 7, 2015 3:42 PM
    Hallie Olsen never really liked bugs, until her seventh-grade science teacher urged her to take an entomology class. “I ended up really liking it,” said the 12-year-old from Hainesville. “My coach relies on me to bring home a medal." Olsen was among more than 600 students from 22 schools showing off their science knowledge during Saturday’s Science Olympiad Invitational at Graylake Middle School.

  • Rocket booster aiming for ocean barge in redo of SpaceX test Feb 7, 2015 4:06 PM
    Booster aiming for ocean barge in repeat of SpaceX test after Sunday observatory launch

  • Skull not Gettysburg soldier’s, but 700 years old Feb 6, 2015 7:20 PM
    Experts say a skull nearly auctioned off as that of a Civil War soldier killed at Gettysburg is actually more than 700 years old and from the Southwestern U.S.

  • New $39 million Oakton science and health building open for classes Jan 31, 2015 7:43 AM
    The $39 million Margaret Burke Lee Science and Health Careers Center has opened at Oakton Community College — the culmination of the largest construction project since the Des Plaines campus opened in 1980. "Obviously the hope is we can accommodate more students because these fields are booming now," said Kristi Zenchak, a biology professor.

  • Balloonists land safely in Mexico Jan 31, 2015 2:45 PM
    Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia lifted off from Japan Sunday morning, and by Friday, they beat what’s considered the “holy grail” of ballooning achievements, the 137-hour duration record set in 1978 by the Double Eagle crew of Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman in the first balloon flight across the Atlantic. They also easily exceeded the distance record of 5,209 miles set by the Double Eagle V team during the first trans-Pacific flight in 1981.

  • NASA launches Earth-observing satellite Jan 31, 2015 12:06 PM
    NASA launches satellite to measure amount of water in soil; launch previously delayed

  • Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic find Jan 30, 2015 3:06 PM
    Scientists abandon highly publicized claim about cosmic discovery; new results cast doubt

  • Milk industry has a cow, takes on bad publicity Jan 30, 2015 2:51 PM
    Some scientists have begun to question previous statements about milk’s benefits. For example, some researchers have noted low fracture rates in Asian countries where little milk is consumed, and questioned whether there is enough evidence to support the federal milk consumption recommendations.

  • NASA moisture satellite launch scrubbed due to winds Jan 30, 2015 12:50 AM
    NASA scrubs launch of soil moisture satellite due to excessive winds over California

  • 'Anonymized' credit card data not so anonymous, study shows Jan 29, 2015 5:06 PM
    Not so easy to buy privacy: Study shows how 'anonymized' credit card data still identifies

  • Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think Jan 29, 2015 7:06 PM
    It's as if we're on different planets: Poll shows big gap in what scientists, public think

  • Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age Jan 27, 2015 5:06 PM
    Astronomers find solar system more than double ours in age, with close-to-Earth-size planets

  • Bees, bugs and butterflies topic of CFC program Jan 26, 2015 4:12 PM
    Experienced conservationist and insect photographer Joan Sayre will lead the discussion at Citizens for Conservation’s February program, “Bees, Bugs and Butterflies.” The hourlong program takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, at Barrington Village Hall

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