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Leaps and bounds

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The National Xenopus Resource at the Marine Biological Laboratory supports frog research with far-reaching implications.

Massive hunter prowled water’s edge

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A UChicago collaboration uncovers the first-known semiaquatic dinosaur, the massive Spinosaurus, more than nine feet longer than T. rex.

Natural connection

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Joining forces with the Marine Biological Laboratory, the University formalizes its long-standing links to a venerable scientific destination.

Free thinking

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Neurobiologist Peggy Mason gives almost 55,000 students an online introduction to the brain.

Drug rates

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Those who know medicine buy generics.

Powerful charges

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What scientists don’t know about static electricity might shock you.

Storm driven

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Researcher Maud Slye’s (EX 1899) contentious career helped open the field of cancer genetics.

Star professor

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Astronomer Wendy Freedman, chair of the Giant Magellan Telescope Organization's board of directors, joins the faculty as a University Professor.

Science forward

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Argonne’s new director, Peter B. Littlewood, leads “dream teams” of scientists and engineers working to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges.

Mummy figures

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The 89 mummies at the Oriental Institute include 13 humans, four cats, and a monkey paw.

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