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Weather forecasts say Chicago might see a third straight mild winter. Will that prediction pan out?

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(Bonnie Robinson / Illinois Institute of Technology)

Scientists should respond to a “political climate of opposition to facts” by speaking out about their work, said John P. Holdren during a recent lecture on climate change at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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What will cyber warfare of the future look like? We discuss how the private and public sector is impacted by cyberattacks.

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A NASA animation shows the pending collision of two neutron stars. (NASA)

An international team that includes Chicago astronomers recently observed the collision of two high-density neutron stars, a historic discovery that confirms decades of scientific work. 

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Chicago’s sewer and deep tunnel system couldn’t handle this weekend’s rain, allowing untreated sewage and stormwater into Lake Michigan.

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(Daniel Dionne / Flickr)

A new poll on climate and energy reveals surprising attitudes from Americans. We talk with the leader of the University of Chicago study group.

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Former President Barack Obama with Science and Technology Adviser John P. Holdren (U.S. National Archives)

President Barack Obama’s science and technology adviser will deliver a lecture on climate change this week in Chicago. John P. Holdren was the longest-serving science adviser in the history of the position. 

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Whether you’re a night owl or an early bird, your sleep is regulated by your circadian rhythm. A sleep expert helps unravel the mystery of our internal clock.

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An artist’s impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. (Credits: R. Hurt / Caltech-JPL)

The Nobel Prize committee called it “a discovery that shook the world.” A local scientist explains gravitational waves.

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(© Shedd Aquarium / Brenna Hernandez)

Since embarking on a new sustainability initiative, Shedd Aquarium has cut annual water use by more than half, from 60 million gallons in 2012 to 28 million gallons today.

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The race to create self-driving cars is heating up. One automaker has taken a significant step towards a hands-free future with a model that will soon be available in the Chicago area.

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(Basil Greber / University of Chicago)

A new study suggests that Earth’s tectonic plates began moving 3.5 billion years ago – about half a billion years earlier than previously thought.

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(Kārlis Dambrāns / Flickr)

Scientists around the world are working to develop the next generation of batteries. We speak with one who is leading the charge at Argonne National Laboratory.

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(Joel Wintermantle / University of Chicago)

A public art installation along the Chicago River aims to bring the realities of climate change in Antarctica to Chicago. 

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While recent hurricanes have been devastating parts of the Earth, some major activity has also been taking place at the center of our solar system.

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(Courtesy Chicago Mayor's Office)

A new analysis of citywide carbon emissions data shows that Chicago is 40 percent of the way to meeting emission reduction targets set under the Paris climate deal.