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By: Elaine Shen
April 27, 2015
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a sold-out event at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall to see my childhood hero Bill Nye speak about climate-change, space and science education. What resonated... Read more
By: Lisa Qu
April 21, 2015
You may notice that dogs are constantly sniffing – the ground, your food, another dog’s butt. We’ve grown accustomed to these kinds of behaviors from our furry friends. But, as humans, we would never... Read more
By: Carolyn Wilke
April 10, 2015
When I was visiting family this past week, my mother-in-law shared with us how she uses her Fitbit to keep track of how much she exercises, how well she sleeps, what she has been eating, and other... Read more
By: Claire Loe
April 9, 2015
When thinking of renewable energy sources, people generally think of solar, wind and water. But, there's a new energy source that is emerging on the market: the moon. As you probably know, the Earth'... Read more
By: Suchie Bhattacharyya
April 8, 2015
Every winter in Chicago, I wish I were a Canada Goose. Not because of their overall majesty and awesomeness. It is because, quite frankly, who wouldn’t want to pack up and get out of town when the... Read more
By: Anne d'Aquino
April 3, 2015
Spring has begun to emerge beneath Chicago’s perpetual blanket of winter snow. With grass turning green, trees sprouting leaves and flowers burgeoning over the next few months, it is hard to think of... Read more
By: Leidamarie Tirado-Lee
March 23, 2015
The way we acquire information has changed drastically since I was young student. At the risk of dating myself, I remember needing to go to the library to take out books to write school reports.... Read more
By: Nisan Hubbard
March 18, 2015
Recently, people have been asking me for advice about careers after college. Often, they want to me to describe graduate school in the biological sciences. Each and every time I have this... Read more
By: Elaine Shen
March 16, 2015
Imagine hanging a pendulum on the inside of your car and accelerating forward. Which direction do you think the pendulum will move? Based on our common life experiences, we would expect the pendulum... Read more
By: Carolyn Wilke
March 10, 2015
Viruses are capable of creating havoc. Sometimes when I think about viruses, I get a picture of a massive outbreak. Usually this picture isn’t the nearly apocalyptic public health nightmare that’s... Read more