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Every time I walk down a busy Chicago street with my two young boys, my heart starts to race. As cars zoom by, my brain fills with images of a car veering into the sidewalk or of my two-year-old...
Scientific research often produces beautiful images. These pieces, judged by a panel of local artists, scientists and community leaders, are representative of real Northwestern research across a wide...
I recently listened to a BBC documentary about transatlantic travel that started with the correspondent’s experience on a flight from the U.S. to Europe. She was on a United Airlines flight,...
When we begin to feel unwell, we may first suspect that a pathogen like bacteria or a virus is making us sick. But, would you believe that your own body is also capable of attacking itself, and could...


Aug 12, 2014
Jeremy Birnholtz is an assistant professor of communication studies at Northwestern University,... Read More
Aug 7, 2014
Did you ever track your height growing up? Did you stand against a wall while your parents marked... Read More
Aug 5, 2014
SiS is proud to feature the winners of the "2014 Driskill Graduate Program in the Life Sciences (... Read More


By: Leidamarie Tirado-Lee
Sep 30, 2014
You know that music you often here playing in an elevator, or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office?... Read More
By: Jim Kloet
Sep 9, 2014
If you’ve read any of my previous work here on HELIX Magazine, you know that I’m fascinated by noninvasive... Read More
By: Ben Goodman
Aug 27, 2014
It took me a long time to accept that I was connected in any way to the hipster movement. Wearing full-rimmed... Read More
By: Khyati Meghani
Aug 26, 2014
What do you value the most about your life? Does your human corporeal form matter to you? Is the... Read More