Top Stories

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...
In this episode, we spoke with Leidamarie Tirado-Lee and Emma Flores, two graduate students who are passionate about bilingual science education. Tirado-Lee and Flores, both PhD students at...
Philae landed gracefully on a comet. The intrepid robotic explorer launched from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe and touched down at approximately 10 am CST today, becoming the first...
In medicine, pain management is a daily part of the job. Thankfully, there are a lot of good ways to treat “acute pain,” or pain at the moment of injury, like when a patient accidentally hammers a...


Nov 6, 2014
Cook County voted the message loud and clear on Tuesday. Funding mental health services should be a... Read More
Oct 27, 2014
Have you ever tried drinking out of a straw after a mouth-numbing trip to the dentist? Hilarity can... Read More
Sep 23, 2014
When we begin to feel unwell, we may first suspect that a pathogen like bacteria or a virus is... 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