Steven Chu

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February 19, 2014 - Steven Chu

We talk with Former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu about climate change, fracking and the future of energy policy. Watch a web extra, extended interview with Chu.

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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February 17, 2014 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

The world’s largest scientific society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, held its annual conference in Chicago this past weekend. Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us to talk about some of the breaking news in science discussed at the conference.

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Chicago River Bacteria

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February 4, 2014 - Chicago River Bacteria

Argonne Laboratories launches a new seven-year study to find out the typical sources and distribution of disease-causing bacteria in the Chicago River system. The study will enable the Water Reclamation District to move closer to answering the question of whether it will ever be safe to swim in the Chicago River. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read an article.

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Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

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January 30, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Rabiah Mayas

Rocks on Mars, a sleeping spacecraft, and how science can affect this year’s Super Bowl; Rabiah Mayas, Director of Science and Integrated Strategies at the Museum of Science and Industry, joins us with the latest top science news. Read an article.

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Polar Vortex Returns to Chicago

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January 27, 2014 - Polar Vortex Returns to Chicago

The polar vortex made its unwelcome return today, causing delays and closings. Will tomorrow be a repeat? Paris Schutz has the story. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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"Cybersecurity and Cyberwar"

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January 15, 2014 - "Cybersecurity and Cyberwar"

We are joined by author Peter W. Singer to talk cybersecurity, his new book and what you need to know to protect yourself online. Read an excerpt.

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Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment

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January 14, 2014 - Fermilab’s NOvA Experiment

Scientists at west suburban Fermilab have installed the final piece on a massive particle detector called NOvA that may answer some very big questions. We go deep underground to uncover how the contraption might do that. Read an article.
 

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Chicago's Cold Weather

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January 7, 2014 - Chicago's Cold Weather

Deep freeze lifts a little as the Chicago area continues to cope with the cold weather. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Send us your severe weather photos here.

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City's Response to Extreme Weather

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January 6, 2014 - City's Response to Extreme Weather

Today's record cold caused delays on the Metra and CTA. We tell you how the city is coping. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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Tom Skilling on Chicago Snow

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February 17, 2014 - Tom Skilling on Chicago Snow

WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling gives us the latest news on the snow and when our weather woes might end. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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Cancer Research

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February 10, 2014 - Cancer Research

University of Chicago cancer specialists make strides in curing metastatic cancers. Elizabeth Brackett has the story.
 

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The NextGen of Chicago Tech Startups

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February 3, 2014 - The NextGen of Chicago Tech Startups

Chicago is growing as a tech hub but industry insiders say the old model of venture capitalists investing in startups needs a reworking. We talk with two major players of the city’s tech scene who tell us why Chicago needs a new mindset to move forward. View a slideshow and read an interview.

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Diamond Semiconductors

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January 28, 2014 - Diamond Semiconductors

We meet local scientist and entrepreneur Adam Khan to talk about his latest invention that he hopes will usher in a new diamond age of electronics that will make the silicon chip obsolete. Watch web extra videos.

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Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows

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January 27, 2014 - Tom Skilling on City's Record Lows

WGN's Chief Meteorologist Tom Skilling talks about the city’s record low temperatures, and what we can expect over the next few days.

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Notebaert Nature Museum Turns 157

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January 15, 2014 -  Notebaert Nature Museum Turns 157

To mark the 157th anniversary of Chicago's first science museum, we take a look at some surprising specimens - including a Chicago rattlesnake.

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Web Extra: Fermilab Tour

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We take a tour of the MINOS underground facility and watch the installation of the last NOvA Far Detector module. Read a behind-the-scenes blog and view a slideshow.

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Web Extra: Snow in Lafayette

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The extreme weather caused Chicago Tonight producer Josclynn Brandon to get stuck in Lafayette, Indiana on her way back to Chicago from a wedding in Louisville. Read a blog about her experience, watch a web extra video, and view a slideshow.

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