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By: Claire Loe
February 23, 2015
I recently attended a panel discussion, hosted by the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, about the relationship between water and Chicago. I had gone into this seminar expecting to hear... Read more
By: Elaine Shen
February 18, 2015
Those of you who frequent the kitchen may be familiar with the experience of dripping water on a hot pan to check its temperature. If you sprinkle water on a mildly heated pan, it will slowly boil... Read more
By: Elaine Shen
February 5, 2015
I have always been an avid reader of comics, from classics such as Calvin and Hobbes, to the wonderfully nerdy webcomic xkcd. Comics are fantastically versatile, capable of appealing to broad... Read more
By: Claire Loe
February 3, 2015
If you were one of the millions of people to go see last summer's blockbuster film "The Fault in Our Stars," based off the novel of the same name by John Green, you might have been struck by a piece... Read more
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