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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for August 6, 2012. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity: More Than A Rover, Space Lab To Analyze Mars For Signs Of Life

An Adler Planetarium astronomer who said he’d go to Mars “in a heartbeat,” said he’s thrilled by what the rover Curiosity might find on the red planet.

08/06/2012

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2012 Guide To The Museum Of Science And Industry

This might be my most favorite museum in Chicago. It doesn’t have the stiffness of the Field Museum and everything is hands-on. The museum has done a lot of improvements in the past couple of years to take it beyond the ‘80s style exhibits into more, flashy 21st century displays. If you haven’t been in awhile, it might be time to make a visit back to the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere to enjoy what they have to offer.

03/20/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speak to Chicago Public Schools students to encourage them to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. (Credit: CBS)

Abdul-Jabbar Joins Governor In Push To Promote Science, Math

NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2012

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Dart Concerned About Medical Examiner Donating Bodies To Science

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says is concerned about plans by the county Medical Examiner to donate unclaimed bodies for medical research after only two weeks in the morgue.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

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U Of I Project Examines Choices Of Women In Science

A project at the University of Illinois may bust the stereotype of young women backing away from careers in science.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2011

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Federal Cuts May Hit Fermilab, Argonne

There are warnings that the United States might fall farther behind other countries in innovative technologies, if proposed federal budget cuts hit Argonne and Fermilab.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011

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Study: CPS Students Perform Poorly In Science

Chicago Public Schools students do not fare well in the subject of science, according to a newly-released national study.

WBBM Newsradio–02/25/2011