Great Lakes Hit by Lowest Water Levels in History

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January 24, 2013 - Great Lakes Hit by Low Water Levels

Warm air and lake temperatures, along with a severe drought, have led to the low water levels in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. Elizabeth Brackett reports on the impact of those low water levels on the communities that surround the Great Lakes.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Dinosaurs, Deception, Touch & Nanoparticles

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January 22, 2013 - Scientific Chicago: Dinosaurs, Deception

Can lying be perfected? Researchers at Northwestern University delve into the art of deceit. Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to explain these stories and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Winter Garden Care with Eliza Fournier

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January 16, 2013 - Winter Garden Care with Eliza Fournier

We learn winter gardening tips, and why NOW is the best time to look for signs of the Emerald Ash Borer, from Chicago Botanic Garden's Eliza Fournier.

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Fecal Microbiota Tranplants

Q&A with Dr. Stacy Kahn

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Chicago Tonight spoke with Dr. Stacy Kahn, who specializes in the treatment of digestive diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, about Fecal Microbiota Tranplants.

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Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

Battery Advancements, Bio-bots and Political Polarity

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January 08, 2013 - Scientific Chicago with Neil Shubin

How malleable are political views? And a robot made without any electronics? Our science guy, Neil Shubin, joins us to help answer these questions and more in tonight's Scientific Chicago.

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Seize Those Carp!

Dreaded Invaders Found in Chicago Lagoons

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December 20, 2012 - Shedd Adds Asian Carp to Invasives

The Shedd Aquarium unveils three giant new Bighead Asian Carp. But just where were they caught, and what does it tell us about the battle to keep these invaders away from the Great Lakes? 

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The Year’s Extreme Weather

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December 13, 2012 - The Year’s Extreme Weather

From the historic summer drought to today’s surprisingly mild winter, Illinois has experienced some extreme weather patterns this year. Our panel of experts dissects what this means for the future.

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Web Extra: "The Science of Good Cooking"

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December 13, 2012 - Web Extra: "The Science of Good Cooking"

We continue our conversation with Christopher Kimball, including why he doesn't view cooking as creative or glamorous.

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The Last Astronauts on the Moon

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November 13, 2012 - The Last Astronauts on the Moon

Forty years after humans last walked on the moon, two of the men who did it pay a visit to the Adler Planetarium. We hear from the astronauts who made the journey.

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Second City 2000

Web App Pairs Zoning Laws and Old-School Game

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Open City's latest site makes Chicago's zoning code "digestible by humans."

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Illinois' New Energy Code

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January 17, 2013 - Illinois' New Energy Code

A new energy law is changing how homeowners live in Illinois. Our expert panel tells us what this law means – and debates its pros and cons.

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Groundbreaking Research on Importance of Bacteria

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January 15, 2013 -Groundbreaking Research on Bacteria

Could the secret to good health and combating disease rest in the gut? In tonight's Scientific Chicago, Ash-har Quraishi tells us about an unusual procedure that could provide some answers.

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2012: The Year in Astronomy

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January 15, 2013 -2012: The Year in Astronomy

The unbelievable landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars capped a year of fascinating space exploration. Astrophysicist Chris Lintott looks back on the top space stories of 2012.

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Sweet Beginnings

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January 03, 2013 - Sweet Beginnings

Bee hives, hand cream and O'Hare Airport. We show you how one social enterprise is utilizing the sweet nectar of honey to give its employees a fresh start.

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Viewer Mail: 12/17

Vanecko Manslaughter Charges

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December 17, 2012 - Viewer Mail: Vanecko Manslaughter Case

We have some of your thoughts about the manslaughter charges filed again Richard Vanecko for David Koschman's death in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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"The Science of Good Cooking"

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December 13, 2012 - "The Science of Good Cooking"

America's Test Kitchen host Christopher Kimball joins us with scientific secrets to better cooking. 

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Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treating Social Withdrawal

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December 13, 2012 - Fragile X Syndrome, Autism: Treatments

A new drug shows promise in the treatment of social withdrawal for people with Fragile X syndrome, and potentially for autism patients.

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