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In 1967, a surgeon in South Africa successfully carried out the first human heart transplant. Doctor Christiaan Barnard performed the operation on a 53-year-old man dying from chronic heart disease....
The key to youth and beauty may be found in one of the world’s ugliest critters, the naked mole rat. These pink, hairless, and quite unnerving-looking rodents can live nearly 30 years. By comparison...
The 2017 winners of the annual Northwestern Scientific Images Contest represent advances across a wide range of disciplines including astronomy, medicine, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology....
When then Senator Barack Obama visited Google in 2008, one of the questions he was asked was “what is the best algorithm to sort a million different numbers”? Obama, being up to speed on all the...


Oct 7, 2017
You’ve known each other forever. In the restaurant, the appetizer takes an eternity to come. You... Read More
Aug 2, 2017
Established pillars were under attack across the Western world. It was the late 1700s, and the... Read More
May 30, 2017
Standing in Stanley Field Hall at the Field Museum, volunteer Sarah Tulga holds out a bone to two... Read More


By: Han Teng Wong
Sep 23, 2017
As a molecular biology graduate student, I am often asked what I actually do at work. Badly explained, my... Read More
By: Alex Berr
Sep 16, 2017
What do cows, landfills, and petroleum extraction all have in common? Each produces methane, one of the... Read More
By: Jennifer DiStefano
Sep 9, 2017
They are concealed at the tip of your pencil. They linger in the lubricant in your car. They have been hiding... Read More
By: Austin Lim
Sep 2, 2017
Tent, sleeping bags, raingear: check. Flashlight, S’mores, clean water: check. Sunscreen, toothpaste: check... Read More