SuperAgers

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October 15, 2012 - SuperAgers

Getting to be in your 80s and 90s and still having the mind of someone much younger is everyone's dream. But now researchers are looking into how so-called "SuperAgers" manage to do it. We take a look.

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The Rise of Rooftop Bees

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Beekeeping in Chicago is legal, relatively easy and increasingly popular. We take a look at the largely unseen world of rooftop bees, and the people who care for them.

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Decoding Chicago's Broadband Challenge

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September 27, 2012 - Decoding Chicago's Broadband Challenge

Can Chicago become the country's high-speed internet hub? Mayor Rahm Emanuel thinks so. We decode Chicago's broadband challenge.

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

A new drug shows promise in the treatment of social withdrawal for people with Fragile X syndrome, and potentially for autism patients.

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SuperAgers

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SuperAgers

Getting to be in your 80s and 90s and still having the mind of someone much younger is everyone's dream. But now researchers are looking into how so-called "SuperAgers" manage to do it. We take a look.

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Protecting Your Digital Life

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Protecting Your Digital Life

WIRED's Mat Honan got hacked and had his digital life wiped. We look at what steps you should take to keep your information secure. 

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West Nile Prevention in Chicago

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West Nile Prevention in Chicago

We find out what the city is doing to fight the spread of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.

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Curiosity Lands on Mars

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Curiosity Lands on Mars

NASA scientists go wild after the Mars rover's successful landing on the red planet early today. An Adler Planetarium astronomer tells us what happens next.

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Field Museum Biologist Works to Protect Biodiversity

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Field Museum Biologist Works to Protect Biodiversity

A new study by a Field Museum biologist shows that despite protections, life inside nature reserves can be affected by the environment surrounding the reserve. Steve Goodman joins us to tell us more, and how this affects Chicago.

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Paul Sereno on Dinosaur Discovery

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October 09, 2012 - Paul Sereno on Dinosaur Discovery

It's a bird! It's a porcupine! It's a tiny fanged dinosaur? The Chicago paleontologist who discovered the new species joins us to talk about the odd dinosaur.

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Fall Gardening Tips with Eliza Fournier

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October 03, 2012 - Fall Gardening Tips with Eliza Fournier

Eliza Fournier from the Chicago Botanic Garden joins us with tips to make your fall garden thrive.

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"Surviving Survival"

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September 26, 2012 - "Surviving Survival"

For trauma victims, surviving an attack or disease can seem like the whole battle. But author Laurence Gonzales says "ongoing survival requires relentless attention."

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

“Brain Clock”, Microbiomes, Levitating Pharmaceuticals, Smell & Dark Energy

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, explains how what appears to be a magic trick is helping scientists develop pharmaceuticals with fewer side effects. He has that story and more on tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Chicago's Tech Boom

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Chicago's Tech Boom

What's happening in the city is a tech boom that has some seeing Chicago as the next Silicon Valley. Eddie Arruza reports on the young workforce and the businesses creating a high-tech hotbed downtown.

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Damaging Drought

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Damaging Drought

Farmers and scientists say this year's corn yield will be the lowest in more than a decade. We take a look at how genetic engineering may have tempered the effects of this year's drought.

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Rip Currents

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Rip Currents

A dozen drownings this year from rip currents in the Great Lakes. We learn more about the deadly currents.

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The Rise of Rooftop Bees

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The Rise of Rooftop Bees

Beekeeping in Chicago is legal, relatively easy and increasingly popular. We take a look at the largely unseen world of rooftop bees, and the people who care for them.

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