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Governors State University to open science center

UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Governors State University will officially open its renovated science, health sciences and technology wing this week.

September 04, 2014 8:33 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 61: Challenger Learning Center

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 61: Challenger Learning Center

Purdue University boasts an impressive list of astronaut alumni and one local campus has a region gem working to inspire the next generation of space travelers.

September 04, 2014 12:05 am
AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

AP PHOTOS: Lunar show illuminates world's skies

The super moon rises over a Chinese words reads "China construction" in Beijing, China Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a perigee moon, occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

August 11, 2014 8:38 am
Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Dec…

August 01, 2014 2:10 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. posing for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. Aldrin and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. walks on the surface of the moon, with seismogaphic equipment that he just set up. The flag like object on a pole is a solar wind experiment and in the background is the Lunar Landing Module. (AP Photo/NA…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, the Apollo 11 lunar module rises from the moon's surface for docking with the command module and the trip back to earth with the earth in the background. Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember wher…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows a view of the Apollo Command Module with astronaut Michael Collins aboard as seen from the Lunar Module. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin in the Lunar Module separated from Apollo 11 to prepare to go to the lunar surface. …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 16, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, the Saturn V rocket that launched Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on their Apollo 11 moon mission lifts off at Cape Kennedy, Fla. For the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin asked everyone to remember whe…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 24, 1969 file photo, President Richard Nixon, right, greets the Apollo 11 astronauts in the quarantine van on board the U.S.S. Hornet after splashdown and recovery. The Apollo 11 crew from left are Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. Armstrong and Al…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin carries scientific experiments to a deployment site south of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission. One experiment involved the inner composition of the moon, and another tried to determine the exact …

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, a footprint left by one of the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission shows in the soft, powder surface of the moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after blastoff from Cape Kenne…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo made from a television monitor, Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong walks slowly away from the lunar module to explore the surface of the moon. Armstrong was first out the lunar module, Eagle, onto the dusty surface of Tranquility Base. (AP Photo, File)

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA, astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 commander, smiles for a photo inside the Lunar Module while it rested on the lunar surface. Armstrong was first out the lunar module, Eagle, onto the dusty surface of Tranquility Base. (AP Photo/…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - In this July 16, 1999 file photo, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, left, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin field questions in a replica of an Apollo mission control room at the Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Aldrin, 84, is asking everyone to remember where they were when he and Armstrong became…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

Celebrate 45 years since man's first steps on moon

FILE - This July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Apollo 11 astronauts trained on Earth to take individual photographs in succession in order to create a series of frames that could be assembled into panoramic images. This fr…

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

FILE - This July 21, 1969 file photo shows the front page of the New York Times after Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The 45th anniversary of the lunar landing is Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo, File)

July 17, 2014 2:20 pm
Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Dancer and golfer heads to Purdue for engineering studies

Morgan Kaptur will trade a dance costume for a lab coat when she enters Purdue University at West Lafayette in August.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
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May 19, 2014 12:00 am

Region teams medal at national Science Olympiad

Local students from three region schools received medals at the Science Olympiad National Tournament in Orlando, Fla. Saturday.

May 17, 2014 10:00 pm
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