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What’s the difference between an Uber driver and a licensed driver of London’s venerable black taxi? (Besides price.) Surprisingly, the size of the hippocampus in their brains. To become an Uber...
Almost everyone loves fireworks. When admiring the brilliant colors exploding in the sky, have you ever wondered where this colorfulness comes from? Fireworks are colorful because of their ability to...
When an oven bakes you can feel the heat, and on a stovetop you can see the flames emanating from the surface. A microwave oven, on the other hand, can cook food quickly, without any visible source...
You may have heard of CRISPR-Cas9. It’s in the science news a lot, and more recently popping up in the medical news. But what is it exactly? CRISPR-Cas9 is an acronym attached to an acronym. It...
Shedd Aquarium was my first job. As part of the "Teen Work Study" program, I learned about different types of marine animals such as turtles and stingrays. Additionally, I found out about the...


The mission? Find and destroy a threatening blood clot.
Mar 13, 2017
In the 1960's film The Fantastic Voyage (or its homage episode in the PBS KIDS classic The Magic... Read More
Mar 1, 2017
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games were a chance to celebrate the world’s greatest athletes, who strive... Read More
Jan 25, 2017
I grew up in a rural town in the middle of Missouri, where the most interesting thing to do at... Read More


By: Alane Lim
Mar 2, 2017
As a kid, my friends and I used to pretend we were dragons. On chilly days, we would blow clouds with our... Read More
By: Han Teng Wong
Feb 14, 2017
I recently got into a debate with a colleague about whether or not I am a biologist. According to this... Read More
By: Alane Lim
Feb 7, 2017
For many of us, magic is a mystery. Even though we know a coin can’t possibly vanish into thin air, we’re... Read More
By: Abha Gosavi
Feb 1, 2017
It’s a typical, pleasant winter morning in Evanston. The ground is covered with a blanket of wispy snow. The... Read More