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Chicago could see a significant increase in electric cars by the end of the next decade, but drivers will need the city to install thousands of new charging stations to keep those cars on the road.

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While inpatient settings help stroke victims recover, their progress tends to decline when they return home. Researchers are hoping that a new breed of wearable electronics could curb that drop-off in recovery.

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McCook Reservoir (Courtesy Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of Commissioners)

The newly opened McCook Reservoir kept untreated sewage out of the lake, but not out of local rivers.

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Flooding in suburban Glenview on Feb. 20. (Chicagoland Flood Forum / Facebook)

Melting snow and more than 2 inches of rain have caused flooding and sewer backups in and around Chicago.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined 230-plus mayors Tuesday in formally opposing the Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon emissions that contribute to climate change.

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 Flooding in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood on April 18, 2013. (Center for Neighborhood Technology / Flickr)

A forecast of heavy rain, unseasonably warm temperatures and melting snow presents a flooding risk for Chicago. MWRD offers tips to prevent basement backups and reduce strain on local water systems. 

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(Courtesy Adler Planetarium)

Starting Friday, planetarium visitors will have another chance to explore the ever-evolving way humans view the universe.   

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(Courtesy Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center)

Meet the team from Von Steuben High School that’s on its way to the prestigious U.S. Open Robotics Championship.

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Chicago Zoological Society’s veterinary staff perform an emergency appendectomy on Ben, a 40-year-old orangutan at Brookfield Zoo. (Jim Schulz/Chicago Zoological Society)

Ben, a 40-year-old orangutan at Brookfield Zoo, underwent an emergency appendectomy last month after veterinary staff discovered a ruptured appendix. 

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Two Chicago-area researchers have uncovered what they think is the first piece of physical evidence showing that forgotten memories could still live on inside our brains.

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A new city report on energy use by buildings shows progress toward reducing carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.

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Friday’s snowfall could be heavy at times but will gradually end later this morning after blanketing the area with another 2-4 inches, according to the National Weather Service. Here’s what you need to know.

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The number of solar jobs in Illinois – and the U.S. as a whole – decreased last year, but experts are still optimistic about the industry’s future.

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Chicago’s tallest building is being recognized for its standing atop another category: energy efficiency.

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Falcon Heavy demo mission on Feb. 6, 2018. (SpaceX / Flickr)

Could Elon Musk’s successful launch and landing of his Falcon Heavy rocket usher in a new era of commercial exploration—and exploitation—of space? This story and more from the world of science with Neil Shubin.

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Brookfield Zoo veterinary staff monitor Zana, a 5-year-old Mexican wolf, during an artifical insemination procedure Feb. 4. (Courtesy Chicago Zoological Society)

Nearly 30 years ago, scientists began collecting semen samples from Mexican wolves. On Sunday, Brookfield Zoo artificially inseminated one wolf as part of an effort to boost the genetic health of the endangered species. 

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