SuperAgers

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SuperAgers

Getting to be in your 80s and 90s and still having the mind of someone much younger is everyone's dream. But now researchers are looking into how so-called "SuperAgers" manage to do it. We take a look.

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Protecting Your Digital Life

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Protecting Your Digital Life

WIRED's Mat Honan got hacked and had his digital life wiped. We look at what steps you should take to keep your information secure. 

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West Nile Prevention in Chicago

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West Nile Prevention in Chicago

We find out what the city is doing to fight the spread of mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus.

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Curiosity Lands on Mars

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Curiosity Lands on Mars

NASA scientists go wild after the Mars rover's successful landing on the red planet early today. An Adler Planetarium astronomer tells us what happens next.

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Field Museum Biologist Works to Protect Biodiversity

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Field Museum Biologist Works to Protect Biodiversity

A new study by a Field Museum biologist shows that despite protections, life inside nature reserves can be affected by the environment surrounding the reserve. Steve Goodman joins us to tell us more, and how this affects Chicago.

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Curiosity Speeding Toward Mars

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Curiosity Speeding Toward Mars

It's one of NASA's most daring undertakings. The Curiosity rover is set to land on Mars on August 6, and the lead scientist of NASA's Mars Exploration Program is here to tell us about the mission, including the so-called "seven minutes of terror."

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Major Plan to Reduce Chicago's Traffic Congestion

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A new study finds Chicago has severely underinvested in expressways and urges the region to embark on an ambitious long-term road-building plan. The Reason Foundation has proposed a $52 billion plan to decrease congestion in Chicago and increase mobility.

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Tweeting Cab Driver

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Tweeting Cab Driver

We meet the Chicago taxi driver who's become a Twitter celebrity as he tries to improve the image of cabbies.

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Adler Planetarium's New Exhibit

"The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time"

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Adler Planetarium's New Exhibit

A trip to the beginning of time and back. That's what visitors to the Adler Planetarium will experience in a new, interactive history of the universe. We take you inside this incredible voyage.

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Chicago's Tech Boom

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Chicago's Tech Boom

What's happening in the city is a tech boom that has some seeing Chicago as the next Silicon Valley. Eddie Arruza reports on the young workforce and the businesses creating a high-tech hotbed downtown.

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Damaging Drought

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Damaging Drought

Farmers and scientists say this year's corn yield will be the lowest in more than a decade. We take a look at how genetic engineering may have tempered the effects of this year's drought.

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Rip Currents

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Rip Currents

A dozen drownings this year from rip currents in the Great Lakes. We learn more about the deadly currents.

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The Rise of Rooftop Bees

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The Rise of Rooftop Bees

Beekeeping in Chicago is legal, relatively easy and increasingly popular. We take a look at the largely unseen world of rooftop bees, and the people who care for them.

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News from Outer Space with Chris Lintott

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News from Outer Space with Chris Lintott

Ten days and counting to what promises to be the most exciting mission EVER to another planet. Adler Planetarium astrophysicist Chris Lintott joins us to talk about that, and other news from outer space.

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Chicago's Hot Weather

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Chicago's Hot Weather

Chicago is on pace to break the record for the most 90-degree days. What is causing the prolonged heat wave, and is this a sign for what's to come in future summers? A meteorologist from the National Weather Service joins us.

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Asian Carp: Taste of the Town

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Asian Carp: Taste of the Town

We show you how striking a balance between economics and the environment could help prevent an Asian carp invasion.

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Viewer Mail: 7/16

Chicago Clean Energy Project

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Viewer Mail: 7/16

We have your reaction to a proposed new coal plant on the South Side in tonight's Viewer Mail.

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