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On the morning of February 11th 2016, people around the world congregated in conference rooms to watch a press conference that would change the face of modern physics.
I recently helped polish silver for a fancy dinner party. While I rubbed purple-gray paste over the tines of the forks, feeling a little like a maid in Downton Abbey, I pondered silver’s chemistry....
It really was a bargain from the bargain bin. Graduate student Alex Smith wanted to make a solar cell work better, and he found his solution in the most unlikely of places: a Blu-ray copy of Jackie...
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...


Jun 14, 2016
As a transfer student to Northwestern, I knew I wanted to become involved in research in some... Read More
May 23, 2016
I just received a picture message from a cousin. Following an image of her friend’s face, the text... Read More
Apr 6, 2016
Imagine a world where your house is attuned to your needs. It knows exactly what temperature you... Read More


By: Namratha Sastry
Jun 1, 2016
A few weeks ago, I saw the new Captain America movie with a few friends. I thoroughly enjoyed all the... 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