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By: Ben Goodman
January 27, 2015
Hello HELIX readers, I hope some of you remember me from last summer. Since the start of fall quarter, I have regrettably not found time to blog with my time devoted to my chemical engineering... Read more
By: Bethany Hubbard
January 21, 2015
In a city like Chicago, it seems there are a million activities to choose from on any given day. I often find myself lamenting the fact that I can’t try every restaurant, see a show at every theater... Read more
By: Rebecca Daugherty
January 16, 2015
There are times as a scientist where you find yourself saying things like “Holy Cow! Really?! No way!” You hope that these sorts of exclamations come during your own investigations in the lab but,... Read more
By: Ethan Coffel
January 5, 2015
If you are particularly unlucky, you may have at some point found yourself “bumped” from a flight – that is to say, you were kicked off and most likely left stranded. There are lots of reasons why... Read more
By: Rebecca Daugherty
October 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, my brain fills with images of a car veering into the sidewalk or of my two-year-old... Read more
By: Ethan Coffel
October 1, 2014
I recently listened to a BBC documentary about transatlantic travel that started with the correspondent’s experience on a flight from the U.S. to Europe. She was on a United Airlines flight,... Read more
By: Leidamarie Tirado-Lee
September 30, 2014
You know that music you often here playing in an elevator, or in the waiting room at the doctor’s office? Usually it’s played at a low level to provide a soothing background noise. However, let’s say... Read more
By: Jim Kloet
September 9, 2014
If you’ve read any of my previous work here on HELIX Magazine, you know that I’m fascinated by noninvasive brain stimulation, or as I like to call it, brain zapping. And, why not? It’s amazing that... Read more
By: Ben Goodman
August 27, 2014
It took me a long time to accept that I was connected in any way to the hipster movement. Wearing full-rimmed glasses, getting around on a vintage road bike, and exclusively drinking craft beer didn’... Read more
By: Khyati Meghani
August 26, 2014
What do you value the most about your life? Does your human corporeal form matter to you? Is the consciousness of being a human important to you? Is it important to you that you are alive or is it... Read more