‘Superionized’ iced water turns black and hot

News 11/18/21, 16:09

Repeatedly firing powerful laser beams turned water into a dark and hot solid. University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have turned iced water turns into a "strange, black" substance called superionic ice. The team made the discovery after crushing a droplet of water between two diamonds. They then repeatedly exposed ...

Judge refuses to dismiss Jussie Smollett lawsuit and schedules trial

U.S. 10/17/21, 15:18

Actor Jussie Smollett will go on trial in late November, after an Illinois court denied his bid to dismiss an alleged hate crime case. Lawyer Hail Mary failed to convince the Circuit Court of Cook County to dismiss allegations that Smollett lied to police. He also faces six counts of disorderly ...

Coal industry seeks miners in the face of soaring global demand

U.S. 10/08/21, 15:29

The coal industry is experiencing an unprecedented boom given the sharp increase in global energy consumption, prompting mining companies to offer better incentives to attract more workers. Miners could be earning as much as $100,000 a year, and companies are now offering childcare for their children in an effort to take ...

Surviving Chicago police officer could sustain lifelong disabilities

U.S. 08/19/21, 16:41

The Chicago officer and partner of deceased Ella French could be faced with lifelong disabilities after being attacked and shot in the head by gunfire during a traffic stop. The two officers were struck with bullets during a traffic stop near 63rd and Bell in Englewood on August 7. French unfortunately ...

Sneaky birds steal hair from animals

U.S. 08/10/21, 01:41

Birds have been caught stealing fur from live mammals many times, and victims vary from squirrels to predators and even humans. Although it can seem entertaining to watch a chirpy bird try to snatch body hair from animals, scientists revealed this mischief is no simple task. Nests of the tufted titmice (Baeolophus ...

Chicago police officer fatally shot at traffic stop identified

U.S. 08/09/21, 05:24

The female Chicago police officer killed in West Englewood on Saturday night, August 7, was identified as 29-year-old Ella French, who had been in the force for three years. A second officer was also critically wounded. Officer French and her partner were conducting a traffic stop as a male suspect opened ...

Democrat Chicago Mayor Lightfoot stands by prioritizing non-white reporters

U.S. 07/27/21, 17:23

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) makes no apology for speaking with non-white reporters to promote diversity in the Windy City. "I am unapologetic about it because it spurred a very important conversation, a conversation that needed to happen, that should have happened a long time ago," she said according to the ...