University of Illinois
Researchers Built a Cat Paradise for Science
Researchers converted a barn into a cat paradise to study feline contraceptives in a more natural way.
Algorithms Supercharged Gerrymandering. We Should Use Them to Fix it
A new suite of open source redistricting software can help citizens reclaim democracy.
Ejaculate on Your iPhone for a Good Reason: It Can Now Count Your Sperm
Researchers at the University of Illinois have come up with a convenient way for men to check their fertility.
After Adding Lovie Smith, Is Illinois' Troubled Athletic Program In Turnaround?
Following a dreary year of losses and controversies, Illinois has a new athletic director and a new football coach in Lovie Smith, and a mandate to turn things around.
Fetal and Baby Dolphin Deaths Increased After Deepwater Horizon Spill
Dead dolphins found in the spill zone had lung abnormalities, too.
crime & drugs
Suspect Charged with Threatening a Massacre on University of Chicago Campus
The 21-year-old suspect allegedly made clear that he wanted to exact revenge for the killing of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago officer. Video footage of McDonald's controversial shooting was released last week.
The Shortest Labor Stoppage in U.S. Sports History
Baseball's two-day strike in 1985 led to later labor unrest.
Eating at Fancy Restaurants Makes You Just as Fat as Hitting the Drive-Thru
Just remember this: you may feel better ordering foie gras than French fries, but it doesn’t make a damn difference whether you have a white tablecloth or not once it’s in your stomach.
University Students Made a Working Model Hyperloop
A 1:24 scale hyperloop that fits in a classroom.
Watch This Ant Use Its Powerful Jaws to Catapult Away From Danger
The mandibles of the trap-jaw ant can maim an enemy at speeds of over 144 kilometers per hour—but they can also be used to jump.
Footage Shows Wildfires Engulfing Siberian Towns
Climate change increases the frequency of unusually hot, dry days, which sets the conditions for deadly wildfires like the ones that claimed at least 26 lives in Siberia this week.
A Scientific Breakthrough Could Make Your Wine into Hangover-Free Magic
New research that was recently published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology suggests that bioengineered yeast could make our wine healthier, tastier, and guilt-free.