Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Mosquitoes, Spatial Learning, Lefties, Higgs Boson Particle

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Why are there so few lefties? How can we help our children become better in math? And what's all the hype about the Higgs boson particle? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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The Week in Review: Weather Special

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The Week in Review: Weather Special

Joel Weisman and his panel of local weather experts discuss Chicago's 2012 weather trends.

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Higgs Particle Findings Expected Wednesday

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Higgs Particle Findings Expected Wednesday

Physicists at the largest particle accelerator in the world are set to announce their findings on the Higgs particle on Wednesday. Fermilab's Rob Roser joins us to discuss Fermilab's own results and what to expect tomorrow.

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Argonne's Supercomputer One of World's Fastest

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Argonne's Supercomputer One of World's Fastest

A supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory, code-named Mira, is the third fastest in the world, according to new rankings. We speak with the scientist in charge. 

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Transit of Venus

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Transit of Venus

One of the rarest astronomical events happens on Tuesday. We hear from the Adler Planetarium about what it is and how you can view it.
 

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Tracking Social Media for NATO

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Tracking Social Media for NATO

Protesters take to social media for the NATO summit. We take a look at some of the latest tools and analysis.

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Brookfield Zoo Studies Mexican Gray Wolves

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Brookfield Zoo Studies Mexican Gray Wolves

We show you how researchers are tracking cancer rates in the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Eagles Nesting in Cook County

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Eagles Nesting in Cook County

The eagles have landed. We show you some of the first images of a pair of American Bald Eagles, and their newly hatched eaglets, nesting in a Cook County Forest Preserve.

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Touch Technology

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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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Viewer Mail: 7/9

Extreme Weather

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Viewer Mail: 7/9

In Chicago, we see both extreme cold and extreme heat. We asked which one you prefer. We read what some of you had to say in Viewer Mail.

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Chicago's Heat Wave

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Chicago's Heat Wave

Today, the earth is at its farthest point away from the sun that it will be all year. But it sure doesn't feel like it. What can you do to stay safe during the heat wave? City officials and a doctor are here to give some potentially life-saving advice.

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Illinois Drought

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Illinois Drought

Rain levels are extremely low for this time of year. Ash-har Quraishi talks with Tom Skilling about how severe the Illinois drought is, and what to do about it.

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Composting

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Composting

We learn how to reduce landfill waste through the everyday art of composting.

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Talking Back to Facebook

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Talking Back to Facebook

The author of a new book tells us how to keep kids safe in the digital age.

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Field Museum's New Meteorite

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Field Museum's New Meteorite

A rock from the fireball that caused a sonic boom as it fell in Nevada last month will join the Field Museum's meteorite collection on Tuesday. 

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Promising Transplant Trials

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Promising Transplant Trials

Preventing the rejection of organ transplants. Could new research hold the key to long-term success? Ash-har Quraishi takes a look in this edition of Scientific Chicago.

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Mind of a Chimpanzee

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Mind of a Chimpanzee

A new movie about the life of a baby chimp has some local connections. We tell you what they are, as we revisit the Mind of the Chimpanzee.

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