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Chicago University teachers on strike

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:02

Teachers at the University of Chicago in Illinois (UIC) have gone on strike protesting low wages and other conditions.

Animal heart beat capable of powering pacemakers

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:33

Beating animal hearts can supply power to run pacemakers and other medical devices by attaching a strip of piezoelectric nanoribbons onto them, researchers at the University of Illinois-Champaign reportedly claimed.

Illinois governor expected to sign gay marriage into law

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 18:37

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is expected to sign same-sex marriage into law on Wednesday afternoon, which will make President Barack Obama`s home state the 16th to allow such unions.

Florida executes man for woman`s 1986 murder

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 09:36

Florida has executed a 51-year-old man for the 1986 rape and strangulation of a woman he encountered by chance in a convenience store parking lot.

Barack Obama nominates Indian-American as US district court judge

Last Updated: Friday, September 20, 2013, 07:34

US President Barack Obama has nominated an Indian-American attorney from Chicago to a key judiciary post in Illinois.

Blind mole-rats `resistant to cancers`

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 16:22

Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) are resistant to cancer, a new study has claimed.

Indian researcher develops device to touch, feel virtual experience

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 15:23

An Indian researcher has come up with a device that is aiming to make a virtual experience more tangible.

Gene that helps honey bees find flowers unravelled

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 18:43

Scientists have discovered a new gene which they say helps honey bees to detect nutrients in flowers and find their way back home.

Microbatteries that can charge your phone in a blink

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 14:53

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed the most powerful microbatteries ever documented.

Kerry mourns `selfless, idealistic` US diplomat

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 21:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry railed against "cowardly" terrorists responsible for attack that killed 5 Americans in Afghanistan, including "selfless, idealistic" young diplomat.

US has not changed stand on Modi, delegation visit just PR: Congress

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013, 20:19

Gujarat Congress on Friday described as "marketing gimmick" Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s meeting with a US delegation which included three Republican legislators.

Coin discovery shows Africa, China trade much older than believed

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:48

The recent discovery of an ancient Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda shows trade existed trade relations between East Africa and China is much older than previously believed.