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About 20 years ago, Miller and Coen published "The Case for Music in the Schools." In this article, they noted that 66 percent of music major applicants were accepted into medical schools, whereas...
I recently attended a panel discussion, hosted by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, about the relationship between water and Chicago. I had gone into this seminar expecting to hear...
Those of you who frequent the kitchen may be familiar with the experience of dripping water on a hot pan to check its temperature. If you sprinkle water on a mildly heated pan, it will slowly boil...


Feb 26, 2015
While the focus surrounding the current measles outbreak is on children, adults may need a measles... Read More
Nov 20, 2014
BENCH (noun): A long, sturdy work table used by a carpenter, mechanic, scientist, or other worker.... Read More
Nov 13, 2014
Philae landed gracefully on a comet. The intrepid robotic explorer launched from the European Space... Read More


By: Elaine Shen
Feb 5, 2015
I have always been an avid reader of comics, from classics such as Calvin and Hobbes, to the wonderfully... Read More
By: Claire Loe
Feb 3, 2015
If you were one of the millions of people to go see last summer's blockbuster film "The Fault in Our Stars,"... Read More
By: Ben Goodman
Jan 27, 2015
Hello HELIX readers, I hope some of you remember me from last summer. Since the start of fall quarter, I have... Read More
By: Bethany Hubbard
Jan 21, 2015
In a city like Chicago, it seems there are a million activities to choose from on any given day. I often find... Read More