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The cave system of Rio Secreto in Mexico lies underground in impenetrable darkness, locked away from all natural light. The creatures within have adapted to this environment. Blind fish once had eyes...
Shells — even those some 66 million years old — can tell us a lot about climate change, says Ben Linzmeier.
Machines are changing how engineers think about materials. Using powerful computation, Chris Wolverton, the Jerome B. Cohen Professor at the McCormick School of Engineering, can achieve in hours or...
It’s a Friday morning in the painting conservation offices at the Art Institute of Chicago. I’m ushered through security and brought to a staging room. It’s cavernous. I tilt my head up: Towering...


Jun 3, 2019
Scientists at Northwestern University are taking their flourishing freeze-casting research, which... Read More
Nov 15, 2018
On stage at the Steppenwolf’s Garage Theatre in 2016, actor and director Michael Patrick Thornton... Read More
Oct 25, 2018
In the time it takes to read this paragraph, another American will be diagnosed with one of the... Read More


By: Rebecca Harmon
Apr 25, 2019
As I stand in an emerald green room beneath a windmill in Zaanse Schans, Netherlands, wearing a canvas smock... Read More
By: Ingrid Stolt
Feb 11, 2019
As a young girl I could spend hours playing with my parents’ refrigerator magnets. I used to pretend that one... Read More
By: Julianne Beck
Jan 11, 2019
A new era of growth in the field of perovskite solar cells began this month, with the publication of a paper... Read More
By: Bobby Bobbitt
Nov 5, 2018
Max Shepherd is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of... Read More