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BBC: Why your new work colleague could be a robot

You hear EVA before you see it. A whirring and whizzing noise greets you as you enter the offices of Automata, a...

CNN: She sued Tinder, founded Bumble and now, at 30, is the CEO of a $3 billion dating empire

Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd is used to bucking traditions. When she launched the female-focused dating app in 2014, which requires...

Are there alternatives to declining, disappearing newspapers?

Two Chicago Tribune reporters recently sounded the alarm on a perceived threat to their paper based on the past actions of a hedge fund...

Targeted ads are coming to mainstream media. Should we care?

This year’s Super Bowl will again showcase creative mass advertising, but the key industry trend is in digital ads targeted to individuals....

Kobe Bryant: Basketball’s genius, who had his controversies, was solving life after sport

It's instinct and it's obvious. It's the natural part of being a natural. It's the second act that brings...

Would modifying payment of the earned income tax credit help struggling families?

What were the focal points of your study? Our group – which included faculty members Flavia Cristina Andrade, Andrew Greenlee and Ruby Mendenhall and...

CNN: The one thing about Martin Luther King Jr.’s greatness everyone keeps missing

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was barreling toward the climax of his greatest speech when he made a split-second decision that...

NPR: Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

Shane MacLeod spent 14 years in federal prison for armed robbery and he's covered from head-to-toe in tattoos. The only things not...

NPR: Liang Jun, China’s Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

People across China are remembering the life of Liang Jun, who is celebrated as the first Chinese woman to work as a...

Unstoppable

Billy Dec owns restaurants, acts and produces movies, does podcasts with NBA stars, prepares meals on "The Today Show," hangs with David...

Parisa Tabriz, ’05 ENG, MS ’07 ENG, is Google’s Browser Boss

As a senior engineering director overseeing Google Chrome, Parisa Tabriz helps keep your computer safe against assaults by bedroom hackers, hostile...

The first to rank the best

Here’s a question for Illinois sports fans: Who at the University of Illinois changed the face of college football in the 1920s?...

Anouncement

[Urbana] Learn to tap dance this spring

It's never too late to learn to tap dance! Sign up for beginning tap dance classes that...

[Urbana] Free age-friendly kitchen demonstrations!

Urbana Park District-People age 50 and better get the chance to enjoy free cooking demonstrations this winter and spring at the...

[Urbana] Sunday Morning Bird Walks return March 1

Everyone is welcome to our free Sunday Morning Bird Walks at Anita Purves Nature Center beginning March 1. All walks begin...

Ebert Film Fest to feature remastered ‘Cotton Club,’ Farrelly brothers comedy

Francis Ford Coppola’s drama set in Harlem’s legendary Cotton Club during the 1930s – remastered, restored and with added scenes and...