Distorted Memories

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April 03, 2013 - Distorted Memories

In tonight's Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi takes a look at a recent scientific study that delves deep into what happens as we recall events from our past.

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Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria

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March 27, 2013 - Groundbreaking Research Bacteria

Could the secret to good health and combating disease rest in the gut? We revisit Ash-har Quraishi's story about an unusual procedure that could provide some answers.

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"Captive Audience"

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March 20, 2013 - "Captive Audience"

How fast is your internet service and how much do you pay for it? Law professor Susan Crawford says that in the United States it's too slow and too much. She joins us.

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Killing Cancer

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March 18, 2013 - Killing Cancer

Changing the way medicine targets cancer. Could doctors one day kill cancer cells without the use of drugs or chemotherapy? Ash-har Quraishi spotlights some promising research in tonight's edition of Scientific Chicago.

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Neil Shubin on "The Universe Within"

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March 05, 2013 - Neil Shubin on "The Universe Within"

Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to talk about the link between our bodies and the universe around us.

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Head-On Collision

Building a Safer Helmet

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February 26, 2013 - Head-On Collision

Could a better helmet hold the key to reducing the epidemic of sports-related brain injuries? In this week’s edition of Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi talks with a team of university researchers who say it’s time for a new design.

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Smart Grid Innovation

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February 19, 2013 -  Smart Grid Innovation

Bringing Chicago's electric grid into the 21st century. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.

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Google Email Under Fire in Microsoft's "Scroogled" Campaign

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February 12, 2013 - Gmail Under Fire in New Microsoft Ads

Microsoft's latest campaign takes aim at Google's policy to scan all Gmails to tailor personalized ads to their email users.  We'll take a closer look at online and email privacy.

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Civic Hackers Want You

Group Offers Cash for App Testing

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The Smart Chicago Collaborative wants Chicagoans across the city to test the latest civic app and websites. 

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Legislation Could Cause Natural Gas Rate Hike

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March 27, 2013 - Legislation Could Make Gas Rate Rise

Will Chicago area customers see yearly natural gas rate hikes without any oversight from the state? Paris Schutz has the latest on a controversial proposal in Springfield that watchdogs are warning against.

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Animal Inside Out

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March 25, 2013 - Animal Inside Out

A new exhibit 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.

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Great Lakes Water Levels

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March 19, 2013 - Great Lakes Water Levels

The water level in Lake Michigan rises after recent rains. But the long-term outlook still has lake levels far below normal. Elizabeth Brackett reports.

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'Winter Storm Saturn' Touches Down in Chicago

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March 05, 2013 - 'Winter Storm Saturn' Touches Down

The largest snowstorm of the season hits Chicago. Find out how public officials are trying to avoid the chaos of the 2011 blizzard.

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Heavy Snow Blankets Chicago

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February 26, 2013 - Heavy Snow Blankets Chicago

Sleet and freezing rain pelt the city, bringing up to three inches of snow for the evening commute. We have more on the Midwest storm.

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Excerpt: "Naked Statistics"

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Excerpt of "Naked Statistics" by Charlie Wheelan

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Chicago Traffic Among Country’s Worst

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February 12, 2013 - Chicago Traffic Among Country’s Worst

A study names Chicago's traffic among the country's very worst. What city planners are doing to save people time and money.

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New Adler President

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February 05, 2013 -  New Adler President

The country's oldest planetarium has a new president. We hear what her vision is for the Adler.

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