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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News from Outer Space with Chris Lintott

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News from Outer Space with Chris Lintott

Ten days and counting to what promises to be the most exciting mission EVER to another planet. Adler Planetarium astrophysicist Chris Lintott joins us to talk about that, and other news from outer space.

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Chicago's Hot Weather

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Chicago's Hot Weather

Chicago is on pace to break the record for the most 90-degree days. What is causing the prolonged heat wave, and is this a sign for what's to come in future summers? A meteorologist from the National Weather Service joins us.

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Asian Carp: Taste of the Town

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Asian Carp: Taste of the Town

We show you how striking a balance between economics and the environment could help prevent an Asian carp invasion.

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Viewer Mail: 7/16

Chicago Clean Energy Project

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Viewer Mail: 7/16

We have your reaction to a proposed new coal plant on the South Side in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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Zoobiquity

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Zoobiquity

What can be learned about eating disorders, anxiety and STDs -- from animals? The authors of a new book share the surprising parallels between humans and other species.

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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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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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Curiosity Speeding Toward Mars

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Curiosity Speeding Toward Mars

It's one of NASA's most daring undertakings. The Curiosity rover is set to land on Mars on August 6, and the lead scientist of NASA's Mars Exploration Program is here to tell us about the mission, including the so-called "seven minutes of terror."

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Major Plan to Reduce Chicago's Traffic Congestion

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A new study finds Chicago has severely underinvested in expressways and urges the region to embark on an ambitious long-term road-building plan. The Reason Foundation has proposed a $52 billion plan to decrease congestion in Chicago and increase mobility.

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Tweeting Cab Driver

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Tweeting Cab Driver

We meet the Chicago taxi driver who's become a Twitter celebrity as he tries to improve the image of cabbies.

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Adler Planetarium's New Exhibit

"The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time"

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Adler Planetarium's New Exhibit

A trip to the beginning of time and back. That's what visitors to the Adler Planetarium will experience in a new, interactive history of the universe. We take you inside this incredible voyage.

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Chicago Clean Energy Project

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Chicago Clean  Energy Project

Chicago's final two coal plants are closing. So why did the state quietly pass a bill allowing a new coal plant to open in the city? Paris Schutz has the story.

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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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