Tom Skilling on Latest Weather Updates

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January 6, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Latest Weather Updates

We have the latest details on Chicago's record-breaking cold weather from WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling.

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Heavy Snowfall Blankets Chicago Area

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The new year kicks off with snow blanketing the Chicago area, creating a messy commute for drivers and airport cancellations. We have the latest details from WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom SkillingSubmit your snow photos here and we will use them in our online slideshow!

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45th Anniversary of Apollo 8

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Gov. Pat Quinn joins famed Apollo 8 astronaut Jim Lovell to celebrate a very special anniversary. Paris Schutz has the story. Watch a web extra conversation with Lovell from our archives.

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Emily Graslie Addresses Sexism in Science

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December 19, 2013 - Graslie Addresses Sexism in Science

Emily Graslie, creator of the “The Brain Scoop” YouTube channel, talks about her recent video addressing sexist comments and the lack of women in the science industry. Watch the video.

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Web Extra: The Week in Review: 12/13

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December 13, 2013 - Web Extra: The Week in Review

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists take on weather reporting in Chicago. Does local media over-hype the weather? Watch the web extra video.

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Video: School of Fish Beneath Chicago's Harbors

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Two Shedd Aquarium Great Lakes researchers found a huge school of fish underneath Chicago's harbors last week. The fish are gizzard shad, a type of herring and major schooling or forage fish, often seen in large groups. Read an article and watch a video.

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Cyber Security

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November 19, 2013 - Cyber Security

In the wake of disclosures by former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden of massive and pervasive government surveillance, we talk with two cyber security experts.

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Web Series Episode 4: Chicago Tonight’s “Field Trip”

Ruffling Some Feathers

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This edition of Chicago Tonight's Field Trip is for the birds. We discover parasites that live on winged creatures and how studying them can help humans. Watch the web extra video and view a slideshow.

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Building a Better Battery

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October 23, 2013 - Building a Better Battery

Professor George Crabtree of Argonne National Laboratory discusses the quest to build a better battery and America’s energy future.

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New Report Outlines Asian Carp Options

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January 6, 2014 - New Report Outlines Asian Carp Options

A major federal report was released Monday giving options for dealing with Asian carp, ranging from maintaining status quo to installing a permanent barrier to separate the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River Basin. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read the full report.

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Skin Electronics

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December 26, 2013 - Skin Electronics

Science catches up with science fiction as we revisit a conversation with Professor John Rogers, the inventor of epidermal electronics -- tiny, bendy computer chips that can be placed on or in the human body to monitor critical health data. Watch web extra videos.

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Web Series Episode 5: Chicago Tonight’s “Field Trip”

Dinosaur Discovery

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On this edition of Chicago Tonight’s Field Trip, we take a look at the dinosaur that was king before the T-Rex. Watch the web episode and view a slideshow.

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Howard Tullman

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December 17, 2013 - Howard Tullman

We talk with the man recently hired to turn the city’s high-tech incubator known as 1871 into a major technology hub.

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Nanotechnology

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The field of nanoscience -- the science of the very small -- is exploding and is likely to profoundly shape our future, impacting everything from energy production and storage to cutting edge, designer medicines. Here to help us separate the science from the science fiction is Dr. Amanda Petford-Long, director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Lasers, Robotic Fish & Big Bang Afterglow

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November 26, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

What is a robotic razor fish teaching scientists about building better robots? Why are Argonne scientists going down to the South Pole? And how can a tiny laser boost high-speed data transmission? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, has those stories and more research news in this edition of Scientific Chicago. Read an article.

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Aftermath of Deadly Storm

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November 18, 2013 - Aftermath of Deadly Storm

How much damage was done in Sunday's storm and will there be federal emergency relief? Paris Schutz has the latest. Upload your severe weather photos.

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Skin Electronics

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November 12, 2013 - Skin Electronics

Science catches up with science fiction as we talk to Professor John Rogers, the inventor of epidermal electronics -- tiny, bendy computer chips that can be placed on or in the human body to monitor critical health data. Watch web extra videos.

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