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Science and art are generally thought to play different roles in society.  People often think of science as a complex combination of rigorous investigation, creative innovation, and quest to...
As a transfer student to Northwestern, I knew I wanted to become involved in research in some capacity. I joined a molecular biosciences lab as an undergraduate researcher during my junior year to...
A few weeks ago, I saw the new Captain America movie with a few friends. I thoroughly enjoyed all the excitement on the screen, but the 2-hours required to watch a movie does not do justice to all...
I just received a picture message from a cousin. Following an image of her friend’s face, the text reads, “I think this is weird but my friend wants to know: is this herpes?”


Apr 6, 2016
Imagine a world where your house is attuned to your needs. It knows exactly what temperature you... Read More
Mar 3, 2016
My father’s voice faltered as my family sat around the kitchen table. He was young for such a... Read More
Vikas Nandwana's image of iron oxide nanoparticles assembling into a honeycomb pattern
Dec 14, 2015
Amid a long row of easels, Vikas Nandwana stands beside an image of a honeycomb pattern, smiling. “... Read More


By: Carolyn Wilke
Apr 8, 2016
Spring is here. In the forests of the Midwest, frogs are waking from their hibernation. Many of these frogs... Read More
By: Sara Grady
Mar 30, 2016
Editing a magazine and working for a science engagement center at Northwestern, most of my job is connecting... Read More
By: Sara Grady
Feb 22, 2016
The end of February usually drags. Everyone’s understandably impatient for the long Chicago winter to end.... Read More
By: Lisa Qu
Feb 11, 2016
Algae isn’t just the green goo in your fish tank. Toxic algal blooms in the Pacific Ocean, largely due to... Read More