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In recent years, we have witnessed huge devastations including severe droughts in California, increasingly warmer winters, and devastating floods in Asia.
If you watch television at all, you’ve seen advertisements suggesting that some new medicine is the best remedy for a particular disease. In stark contrast to a montage of agile women practicing yoga...
"Green city planning -- to create green roofs, green parks and deployment of green assets -- in places where we are worried about heat effects is necessary,” said Jessica Hellmann, director of the...
The 2016 winners of the annual Northwestern Scientific Images Contest represent advances across a wide range of disciplines including medicine, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology. Judged by...
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By: Alane Lim
Oct 27, 2016
When Harry Potter first opens Tom Riddle’s diary, messages appear on the blank pages as if from... Read More
Oct 12, 2016
In the 1790s, smallpox infection was a serious threat to public health. Many died, and those who... Read More
Sep 22, 2016
I woke freezing like a popsicle inside my 20ºF sleeping bag. Yes, it is typically cold at high... Read More

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By: Kelly Ksiazek-Mikenas
Nov 3, 2016
In Jack and the Beanstalk, seeds tossed out a window spring up overnight, reaching a secret land high above... Read More
By: Danielle Fanslow
Oct 19, 2016
It’s the playoffs -- the climactic end of baseball's post-season -- and in Chicago, that means watching your... Read More
By: Nisan Hubbard
Oct 7, 2016
Imagine a big classroom room full of elementary and middle school students, a bunch of eager beavers if you... Read More
By: Sara Grady
Sep 28, 2016
A book which explores the wide, weird world of microbiomes and takes its title from Walt Whitman’s poem Song... Read More