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But, somehow, on Valentine’s Day I seem to forget about the host of city activities and default to the traditional dinner and a movie. So, for those who are feeling adventurous, here are a few non-...
There are times as a scientist where you find yourself saying things like “Holy Cow! Really?! No way!” You hope that these sorts of exclamations come during your own investigations in the lab but,...
If you are particularly unlucky, you may have at some point found yourself “bumped” from a flight – that is to say, you were kicked off and most likely left stranded. There are lots of reasons why...
The 2014 Scientific Images Contest launched with a day full of outreach at Evanston Township High School last month. More than 550 students from art and science classes visited the gallery during the...


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
Nov 6, 2014
Cook County voted the message loud and clear on Tuesday. Funding mental health services should be a... Read More


By: Rebecca Daugherty
Oct 6, 2014
Every time I walk down a busy Chicago street with my two young boys, my heart starts to race. As cars zoom by... Read More
By: Ethan Coffel
Oct 1, 2014
I recently listened to a BBC documentary about transatlantic travel that started with the correspondent’s... 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