From ice-age humans’ overhunting of megafauna to today’s warming climate, humans have remade the biosphere in an alarming — but fascinatingly — evolving way.
From billions of dollars in unpollinated crops to a spiritually devastating planet devoid of our natural companions, extinctions could rob humanity of much of what it needs to survive and thrive.
The biggest dinosaur ever discovered just wishes you'd drop him a line.
In a new program launched by Chicago's Field Museum, the cast skeleton of the titanosaur dubbed Máximo will text you back answers to questions about the dinosaur's life in prehistoric Patagonia — or anything else you'd like to gab about.
Sue, the world's most complete T. rex skeleton ... enjoys a new immersive display that called on the expertise of the Field's paleontological experts and astronomers at the neighboring Adler Planetarium.
You take the interstate to get home and rely on the water utility for a drink. But have you ever felt the need for some publicly available randomness? Governments and researchers around the world think you might.
Jonny Boucher wants you to know it’s OK to talk about mental health. And the founder of the unique, mission-driven Sip of Hope café (3039 W. Fullerton Ave.) invites you to do it over a warm mug of Dark Matter coffee.
The three aldermen who serve the majority of Logan Square see the potential to remake Chicago politics—but they’ll face more quotidian challenges first.
For decades, Chicago’s aldermen have used their influence on housing to maintain racial and economic segregation, according to a new report. But while the problem of segregation is real, limiting local power is not the solution, Logan Square aldermen said.
From commanding eight nuclear reactors to building a telecom infrastructure in Central America, the experiences of U.S. political candidates have gotten more interesting of late. A wave of political hopefuls with science-y backgrounds may soon bring fascinating experiences and vital knowledge to the country's governing bodies.
The city needs to ensure that a Logan Square redesign project lifts up everyone in the neighborhood—without worsening gentrification, activists say.
Under a broiling sun in June, immigrant families and supporters in Logan Square struck symbolic blows against a shrinking hunk of ice. The event, hosted by the Community Defense Committee (CDC), served to make a statement: The neighborhood stands with its immigrants—and against deportations by ICE.
As his 12-year run as mayor of New York City ends, Michael Bloomberg leaves behind a legacy of aggressive measures designed to improve the health of the city’s residents.
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