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I just received a picture message from a cousin. Following an image of her friend’s face, the text reads, “I think this is weird but my friend wants to know: is this herpes?”
Spring is here. In the forests of the Midwest, frogs are waking from their hibernation. Many of these frogs, including the spring peeper (Pseudaris crucifer) and the wood frog (Rana sylvatica),...
Imagine a world where your house is attuned to your needs. It knows exactly what temperature you find comfortable and automatically adjusts the thermostat. It knows your schedule, so the heating or...
My father’s voice faltered as my family sat around the kitchen table. He was young for such a diagnosis. No one expected prostate cancer. I was speechless. At first, time seemed to slow down while I...


Vikas Nandwana's image of iron oxide nanoparticles assembling into a honeycomb pattern
Dec 14, 2015
Amid a long row of easels, Vikas Nandwana stands beside an image of a honeycomb pattern, smiling. “... Read More
Sep 21, 2015
Keiko Ogura still has nightmares about the sounds and smells she experienced 70 years ago this... Read More
Jun 29, 2015
From the science fiction of "Jurassic Park" to the reality of genetically modified foods, the idea... Read More


By: Sara Grady
Mar 30, 2016
Editing a magazine and working for a science engagement center at Northwestern, most of my job is connecting... Read More
By: Sara Grady
Feb 22, 2016
The end of February usually drags. Everyone’s understandably impatient for the long Chicago winter to end.... Read More
By: Lisa Qu
Feb 11, 2016
Algae isn’t just the green goo in your fish tank. Toxic algal blooms in the Pacific Ocean, largely due to... Read More
By: Hannah Gavin
Feb 4, 2016
“What are we doing on bees? Are we doing enough?” ~ US President Barack Obama How much time do you spend... Read More