Discussing Drones

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January 27, 2015 - Discussing Drones

Drones have been a hot topic in the media nationwide with the FAA working to catch up with the technology and a drone landing on White House property this week. What are the current regulations in Chicago and Illinois? We discuss drones with our panel.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Ocean Extinction, Conception Sparks, Brain Generosity & Epilepsy

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January 20, 2015 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

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.

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“Big Bang Machine”

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January 13, 2015 - "Big Bang Machine"

A NOVA special called Big Bang Machine about the Large Hadron Collider airs at 9:00 pm Wednesday on WTTW11. Don Lincoln, one of the top scientists from the documentary, joins us to discuss the role of Fermilab -- located just outside of Chicago -- in the experiments at CERN in Switzerland.

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Scientists Speak about Spinosaurus

Paleontologists Discover Largest Predatory Dinosaur

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December 23, 2014 - Scientists Speak about Spinosaurus

We revisit our conversation with the scientists behind the discovery of Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur ever found.

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Asian Carp Control

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December 18, 2014-Asian Carp Control

The Army Corps of Engineers moves ahead on its plan to control Asian carp and other invasive species.

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Winter Gardening Tips

Tis the Season

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December 9, 2014 - Winter Gardening Tips

The holiday season is upon us which means a rundown of winter planting and festive decor with Eliza Fournier from the Chicago Botanic Garden.

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Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

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December 2, 2014 - Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

Sony Pictures is the latest victim of a cyber hack and data breach. The FBI is warning more cyber attacks are coming. We look at what it means for your wallet and security.

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NASA Astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins

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November 13, 2014 - NASA Astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins

NASA astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins belongs to the very exclusive group of just 215 people who have visited the International Space Station (ISS). But Col. Hopkins distinguished himself during his time on the ISS in a couple of memorable ways. 

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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November 6, 2014 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

Rabiah Mayas of the Museum of Science and Industry talks about the future of commercial space travel and identifying food poisoning via Twitter on Chicago Tonight.

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NASA Astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins

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January 14, 2015 - NASA Astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins

NASA astronaut Col. Mike Hopkins belongs to the very exclusive group of just 215 people who have visited the International Space Station (ISS). But Col. Hopkins distinguished himself during his time on the ISS in a couple of memorable ways. We revisit a conversation with Hopkins.

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Bitter Cold, Snow for Chicago Area

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January 5, 2015 - Bitter Cold, Snow for Chicago Area

Chicagoans are bracing for a wintry week to start off the first full week of the New Year. Send us your severe weather photos here.

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Science Meets Cinema

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December 22, 2014 - Science Meets Cinema

We revisit a conversation with Marius Stan, an Argonne scientist, who came to have a recurring part in the hit TV series Breaking Bad.

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Winter Weather Forecast

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December 11, 2014 - Winter Weather Forecast

Last year's winter was known as "Chiberia." Will this year's winter be a repeat? We talk with WGN Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling about what to expect in the winter weather forecast.

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The Futuristic Art of Chesley Bonestell

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December 3, 2014 - The Futuristic Art of Chesley Bonestell

American illustrator Chesley Bonestell was a visionary of universal proportions. The Adler Planetarium is currently presenting an exhibition of Bonestell’s artwork. We take a look at the art and science behind his out-of-this-world paintings and how they influenced the modern fascination with what lies in the final frontier.

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Net Neutrality

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November 18, 2014 - Net Neutrality

The debate over net neutrality is at the very core of how the Internet will develop. For some, the principle that all data on the Internet should be treated equally is the cornerstone of an open Internet. But that principle has been challenged in court by Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, who want to be able to charge a fee for traffic carried on their network and charge some Internet users more than others. We debate the issue with experts on opposing sides.

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Landing on a Comet

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November 12, 2014 - Landing on a Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae lander has successfully landed on a comet.

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How Technology is Changing Work and the Workplace

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October 27, 2014 - How Technology is Changing Work

Technological advances are changing not just our work, but our workplace as well. While creating whole new industries and products on the one hand, it also ushers in the decline of other, traditional industries. A panel of experts gives us a glimpse of what the workplace of the future may look like.

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