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By: Han Teng Wong
September 23, 2017
As a molecular biology graduate student, I am often asked what I actually do at work. Badly explained, my daily job is to be a glorified liquid handler. I move tiny volumes of liquids from a large... Read more
By: Alex Berr
September 16, 2017
What do cows, landfills, and petroleum extraction all have in common? Each produces methane, one of the greenhouse gases trapping heat in our atmosphere and warming the planet. This gas is potent: it... Read more
By: Jennifer DiStefano
September 9, 2017
They are concealed at the tip of your pencil. They linger in the lubricant in your car. They have been hiding in plain sight your entire life. Two-dimensional materials – a newly discovered class of... Read more
By: Austin Lim
September 2, 2017
Tent, sleeping bags, raingear: check. Flashlight, S’mores, clean water: check. Sunscreen, toothpaste: check.  Finally loaded up for the last camping trip of the summer, you hit the road confidently,... Read more
By: Paige Edmiston
August 20, 2017
Adam Jakus, PhD, is an alumni of the Shah Tissue Engineering and Additive Manufacturing (TEAM) Lab at Northwestern University and is now the chief technology officer and founder at Dimension Inx, LLC... Read more
By: Sara Grady
August 16, 2017
A total solar eclipse will be sweeping the US mainland on Monday, August 21. Here's our round-up of need to know details: 1. Where will it be? A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes... Read more
By: Paige Edmiston
July 8, 2017
Imagine a new flu virus is sweeping the country. You’re a public health communications expert at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s your job to improve public safety by increasing... Read more
By: Sara Grady
June 30, 2017
Here follows a story so surreal it's hard to believe it's true: Once upon a time the King of Denmark was Harald Blåtand, or Harald I. His family's rule was more like a dynasty. Born in 910CE (or... Read more
By: Danielle Fanslow
June 8, 2017
There is a deadly contagion decimating the population of an island off the coast of Australia. Upon infection, it multiplies rapidly, producing gruesome lesions that cause certain death within months... Read more
By: Alane Lim
May 7, 2017
When I was a kid, I discovered that wetting my hair made for easier combing. Most mornings, I was afraid that my parents would see my loose hairs sticking out all over the place and start nagging. (... Read more