Features

Aug 2, 2017

Established pillars were under attack across the Western world. It was the late 1700s, and the United States had just declared independence. France was rapidly heading towards a bloody revolution. Industrialization was beginning to reshape society. And, amidst the chaos, an obscure Italian physiologist stepped outside to do a science experiment.

Oct 12, 2016
In the 1790s, smallpox infection was a serious threat to public health. Many died, and those who... Read More
Sep 22, 2016
I woke freezing like a popsicle inside my 20ºF sleeping bag. Yes, it is typically cold at high... Read More
This is the yarsta gunbu 'worm' - a mummified caterpillar with protruding stroma of the fungus within. Image via <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ophiocordyceps_sinensis">Wikimedia</a>
Sep 9, 2016
I recently attended a discourse on Buddhism in Contemporary Tibet. A lama from Larung Gar monastery... Read More
Aug 4, 2016
This feature won the 2016 Science & Society Writing Award of the Driskill Graduate Program in... Read More
Jul 27, 2016
On the morning of February 11th 2016, people around the world congregated in conference rooms to... Read More
By: Alane Lim
Jul 14, 2016
It really was a bargain from the bargain bin. Graduate student Alex Smith wanted to make a solar... Read More
Jun 22, 2016
Science and art are generally thought to play different roles in society.  People often think of... Read More
Jun 14, 2016
As a transfer student to Northwestern, I knew I wanted to become involved in research in some... Read More
May 23, 2016
I just received a picture message from a cousin. Following an image of her friend’s face, the text... Read More
Apr 6, 2016
Imagine a world where your house is attuned to your needs. It knows exactly what temperature you... Read More