The Future of MSI

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July 11, 2013 - The Future of MSI

David Mosena, president of the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us to discuss the renowned museum’s future as it celebrates its 80th birthday. View a slideshow.

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Web Extra: Giraffe Born at Brookfield Zoo

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Brookfield Zoo is standing tall today after the debut of the 59th baby giraffe born on its grounds. At 5-foot-9 and 173 pounds, the calf was born 11 days ago to first-time mom Jasiri, and dad Hasani. Watch a web extra video of the giraffe's birth.

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Summer Gardening with Eliza Fournier

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July 1, 2013 - Summer Gardening with Eliza Fournier

Are some of the plants in your garden already dying? Or are the top-heavy plants face down in the mud? The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Eliza Fournier joins us. Read her summer gardening tips.

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Heavy Rains Cause Chicago Area Flooding

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June 26, 2013 - Heavy Rains Cause Chicago Area Flooding

Heavy rains swept through the Chicago area Wednesday morning challenging commuters and the engineers at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Read an article.

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Supreme Court Rules Against Human Gene Patent

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June 13, 2013 - Supreme Court Rules Against Gene Patent

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that human genes are off-limits for patent protection. Read the full opinion, and a Q&A with a bioethics professor about the impact of the ruling on the medical community.

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"Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom"

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June 11, 2013 - "Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom"

In a new Field Museum exhibition, a Chicago photographer teams with a nationally known journalist to document and explore the North Dakota oil boom. Hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – has just passed the Illinois House legislature, and the controversial drilling practice will soon have implications for the state. We get a preview of Fractured: North Dakota's Oil Boom. View a slideshow of images from the exhibit and read a web article.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Songbirds, Psychopaths & Salt

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May 21, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

What can the songs of the Zebra finch tell us about the development of language in humans? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, tells us more in this edition of Scientific Chicago.

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CAVE2

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April 23, 2013 - CAVE2

Computer scientists are partnering with physicians to take next-generation virtual reality to the extreme. Ash-har Quraishi goes inside the CAVE2 in tonight's edition of Scientific Chicago.

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Des Plaines River Flooding

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April 18, 2013 - Des Plaines River Flooding

The Des Plaines River is expected to reach record levels today. Paris Schutz has the latest.

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Toxic Food Additive?

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July 8, 2013 - Toxic Food Additive?

A food additive that has been used for decades is stirring up controversy. We talk with a Chicago researcher who is in the midst of clinical trials to uncover its potential hazards. Read an article about carrageenan.

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Animal Inside Out

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July 2, 2013 - Animal Inside Out

We revisit an exhibit that takes a revealing look at animals from the inside -- out. Ash-har Quraishi takes us behind the scenes at the Museum of Science and Industry. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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"The Lost World of Fossil Lake"

Snapshots From Deep Time

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June 27, 2013 - "The Lost World of Fossil Lake"

Fifty-two million years ago, after the extinction of dinosaurs, a tropical lake basin surrounded by volcanoes was home to thousands of diverse species. Now that basin is known as Wyoming's Fossil Lake, with some of the most well-preserved fossils in the world. The Field Museum's Lance Grande brings us some of his fantastic finds from The Lost World of Fossil Lake. Read an interview with Grande and view photos.

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CAVE2

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June 26, 2013 - CAVE2

Computer scientists are partnering with physicians to take next-generation virtual reality to the extreme. We revisit Ash-har Quraishi's exploration inside the CAVE2 in tonight's edition of Scientific Chicago. Read an article and view a slideshow.

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City Braces for Unseasonable Storms, Hail

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June 12, 2013 - City Braces for Unseasonable Storms, Hail

A flood watch is in effect for the region from 4:00 pm Wednesday afternoon until 4:00 am Thursday morning. We chat with WGN-TV’s chief meteorologist Tom Skilling about what to expect, and how to protect your family and property.

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The Star Wars Connection

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May 23, 2013 - The Star Wars Connection

Ash-har Quraishi has the story of how Chicago played a pivotal role in sci-fi cinematic history.

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Toxic Food Additive?

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May 7, 2013 - Toxic Food Additive?

A food additive that has been used for decades is stirring up controversy. We talk with a Chicago researcher who is in the midst of clinical trials to uncover its potential hazards. Ash-har Quraishi has the story in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Web Exclusive: Flood Slideshow

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View a slideshow of flood photos from Chicago Tonight viewers, producers and reporters. Submit your flood photos here and we will add them to the photo gallery.

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