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  • More or Less Human

    More or Less HumanSeven years ago chatbots - those robotic texting machines - were a mere curiosity. They were noticeably robotic and at their most malicious seemed only capable of scamming men looking for love online. Today, the chatbot landscape is wildly different.… 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 2:39am

  • Dark Side of the Earth

    Dark Side of the EarthAstronauts at the International Space Station can make one request to talk to an earthling of their choice. For some reason, Astronaut Mark Vande Hei chose us. A couple weeks ago, we were able to video chat with Mark and peer over his shoulder throu… 26 days ago, 26 Apr 18, 10:00pm

  • Border Trilogy Part 3: What Remains

    Border Trilogy Part 3: What RemainsBorder TrilogyWhile scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh.This maca… 32 days ago, 20 Apr 18, 9:05am

  • Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the Line

    Border Trilogy Part 2: Hold the LineBorder Trilogy While scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh.This ma… 46 days ago, 6 Apr 18, 5:31am

  • Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the Fence

    Border Trilogy Part 1: Hole in the FenceBorder TrilogyWhile scouring the Sonoran Desert for objects left behind by migrants crossing into the United States, anthropologist Jason De León happened upon something he didn't expect to get left behind: a human arm, stripped of flesh.This maca… 60 days ago, 23 Mar 18, 7:40am

Sound Opinions

  • Study: 2013 Chicago School Closings Failed To Help Students

    Study: 2013 Chicago School Closings Failed To Help StudentsDespite Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promise that mass school closings in 2013 would lead to a “brighter future,” Chicago students didn’t benefit academically and on average their performance suffered, particularly in math, according to a University… 8 hours ago, 22 May 18, 5:05am

  • Downtown Expedition Helps Teens Make Chicago Their Own

    Downtown Expedition Helps Teens Make Chicago Their OwnA group of public high school students from Chicago’s Northwest Side headed downtown for an adventure on a recent May morning. They call this city home, yet they don’t venture outside their neighborhood very often.  Once downtown, the students f… 16 hours ago, 21 May 18, 9:15pm

  • Illinois Lawmakers Weigh Compromise On Guns, Death Penalty

    Illinois Lawmakers Weigh Compromise On Guns, Death PenaltyThe Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature on Monday will begin weighing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's compromise plan to reinstate the death penalty in exchange for even stricter gun restrictions than the ones legislators approved. Rauner used… 20 hours ago, 21 May 18, 5:40pm

  • The Quandary Behind A Quincy Legionnaires’ Victim’s Death: ‘Where The Heck Was She?’

    The Quandary Behind A Quincy Legionnaires’ Victim’s Death: ‘Where The Heck Was She?’A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Dolores French had been a resident of the Illinois Veterans Home for six weeks when she was found dead in her independent-living unit on Aug. 29, 2015. She was one of 13 elderly residents at the facility to die from Legio… 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 10:00pm

  • Obama Presidential Center Clears First Hurdle

    Obama Presidential Center Clears First HurdleChicago’s Plan Commission gave the green light to the Obama Presidential Center Thursday after more than six hours of public testimony.The city’s 50 elected aldermen must also vote on the project, which they’re expected to do next week.Ahead of… 5 days ago, 18 May 18, 12:00am