Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Chicago

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October 30, 2012 - Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Chicago

Hurricane Sandy has made landfall out east, but Chicago is keeping its eye on the storm as huge waves churn Lake Michigan.

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East Coast Braces for Crippling Hurricane

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October 29, 2012 - East Coast Braces for Crippling Hurricane

As the East Coast braces itself for what’s to come, we break down the possible impact of Hurricane Sandy with a meteorologist.

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Touch Technology

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October 17, 2012 - Touch Technology

Could the touchscreen on your smartphone or tablet actually touch you back? Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at the technology that could add more dimension to how that flat plate of glass feels.

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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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Tom Skilling On Former Hurricane Sandy

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October 30, 2012 - Tom Skilling On Former Hurricane Sandy

Flood waters are receding in the northeast as former Hurricane Sandy moves inland. WGN's Tom Skilling joins us with why this storm has been unique and how it's affecting Chicago.

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Instructing Animals

How the Shedd Aquarium is Teaching Aquatic Inhabitants to Follow Directions

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October 24, 2012 - Instructing Animals

Teaching sharks to wait their turn for food. We show you some of the pioneering training the Shedd Aquarium is doing to get exotic animals to follow directions.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

World's Most Powerful Camera, Giant Viruses, Vanishing Electronics, Faithful Coyotes and Nobel Prize Winners

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October 16, 2012 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, explores Chicago’s connection to the winners of this year's Nobel Prize for chemistry, giant viruses, and more in this edition of Scientific 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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