Senator Mark Kirk says President Barack Obama wanted to cut, by a third, the Space Grant Program that funds research, education and service projects designed to promote an interest in space and the sciences.
The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.
The school year has begun, and Debra Palmer’s fifth-grade class is learning the usual subjects. There’s some math, some English – and of course, the kids will also design their own underwater robots.
I’m like any other mom you’d encounter. I fret, I wipe and I play. But when it comes to the inevitable “how” and “why” science questions I get from my three young kids, I am […]
Working with the smallest building blocks of the universe, Raytheon’s scientists are creating new substances and computing technology straight from the pages of science fiction.
Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.
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.
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.
NBA Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar urged Chicago Public Schools students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
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.
A project at the University of Illinois may bust the stereotype of young women backing away from careers in science.
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.
Chicago Public Schools students do not fare well in the subject of science, according to a newly-released national study.