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Shells — even those some 66 million years old — can tell us a lot about climate change, says Ben Linzmeier.
Machines are changing how engineers think about materials. Using powerful computation, Chris Wolverton, the Jerome B. Cohen Professor at the McCormick School of Engineering, can achieve in hours or...
It’s a Friday morning in the painting conservation offices at the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m ushered through security and brought to a staging room. It’s cavernous. I tilt my head up: Towering...
As a young girl I could spend hours playing with my parents’ refrigerator magnets. I used to pretend that one magnet was a magic wand that was causing the other to move back and forth and rotate...
On stage at the Steppenwolf’s Garage Theatre in 2016, actor and director Michael Patrick Thornton stood ready to play the part of Richard III, the crowned King of England often referred to as the “...
The 2018 winners of the Northwestern Scientific Images Contest represent advances across a wide range of disciplines including medicine, chemistry, engineering, physics and astronomy. This gallery...
In the time it takes to read this paragraph, another American will be diagnosed with one of the nation’s most burdensome diseases. Every 15 to 20 seconds — or 5,200 times a day — an adult joins 30...


Jun 3, 2019
Scientists at Northwestern University are taking their flourishing freeze-casting research, which... Read More
Aug 2, 2018
Ice often evokes images of cold drinks on a summer’s day, icicles dripping off a roof in winter, or... Read More
Image of sperm and egg
Jul 9, 2018
Do you remember sex education and how awkward it was? Almost everyone had some form of sex... Read More


By: Rebecca Harmon
Apr 25, 2019
As I stand in an emerald green room beneath a windmill in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands, wearing a canvas smock... Read More
By: Julianne Beck
Jan 11, 2019
A new era of growth in the field of perovskite solar cells began this month, with the publication of a paper... Read More
By: Bobby Bobbitt
Nov 5, 2018
Max Shepherd is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of... Read More
By: Jennifer DiStefano, Nathan Bradshaw
Aug 6, 2018
It’s virtually impossible to read this blog without the aid of plastics. Our phones, our computers, our... Read More