Sears Holdings said Tuesday it plans to close its flagship location in the Loop this spring. The troubled Hoffman Estates-based retailer will start its liquidation sale at the location at 2 N. State St. on Jan. 26 and shut its doors in April.
People who enjoy life maintain their ability to take care of themselves, and they walk faster than those who rate their lives as less enjoyable, scientists reported Monday. Feelings of happiness and enjoyment – a.k.a. positive affective well-being – have been associated with longer life and less heart disease and stroke. But the current study looked at decline of functions in daily life and disability as people age, and at the more objective measure of walking speed.
Human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus might occur on a limited scale in China, the World Health Organisation representative to the country said on Monday. But there is no evidence that the virus will become sustained or widespread among humans, Bernhard Schwartlander said.
Brian Otis gingerly holds what looks like a typical contact lens on his index finger. Look closer. Sandwiched in this lens are two twinkling glitter-specks loaded with tens of thousands of miniaturized transistors. It's ringed with a hair-thin antenna. Together these remarkable miniature electronics can monitor glucose levels in tears of diabetics and then wirelessly transmit them to a handheld device.
A new study published in the journal Nature and led by researchers from Royal Veterinary College in the UK, finds that the migrating birds carefully position their wingtips and sync their flapping, apparently to hook the former bird’s updraft and save energy during flight. Scientists concluded after tracking a group of large black birds, the northern ibises each equipped with ultra-light sensors with a tiny GPS device that had been trained to follow an ultralight aircraft. The surprising fact is that t
This Jan. 7, 2014 file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw at the end of an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. A person familiar with the deal says Kershaw has agreed to a $215 million, seven-year contract with the Dodgers, a deal that makes the two-time Cy Young Award winner baseball's first player with a $30 million average salary. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 because the agreement had not yet been a
Cult TV show Veronica Mars is returning as a new online spin-off series. Fans of the detective drama can expect another dose of the show when a spin-off debuts online via the CW network's new Seed website - the same company which Veronica Mars called home when it was on the air from 2004 to 2007.
The World Bank on Tuesday raised its forecast for global growth for the first time in three years as advanced economies started to pick up pace, led by the United States.
If you think cable TV sucks, just wait. Craig Aaron, president and CEO of Free Press, says the end of the Internet as we know it is coming unless we do something about that.
She was certainly being fearless with that smooch. We can only hope that the world didn’t mind her very flirty and forward move. If anything, it could be a sign of things to come from Miley as this year progresses. She seems to have no issue putting herself out there and I would be shocked if she did become more tame this year. She is certainly enjoying this crazy ride that she came up with on her own.