Science & Medicine

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.

Desktop folders

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Simulating a protein that allows cells to run amok, ­researchers hunt for better cancer drugs.

STEM study

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Advancing science, technology, engineering, and math education through research and evaluation.

IME’s inaugural PhD

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Paulina Rincon-Delgadillo received the University’s first doctoral degree in molecular engineering.

Brain wave

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The Think Tank dispatches neuroscience from the lab to the neighborhood.

Inflationary pressures

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The blockbuster cosmic inflation discovery faces a “sledgehammer” of scrutiny.

Residents of far skies

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A sample of Voyager’s Golden Record.

Faculty research

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Autism shows a correlation to environmental toxins, the adipose fin may not be so vestigial after all, economists revisit the effects of an early-childhood program 49 years later, and an ancient weather report gets a new translation.

About-face

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Turned back toward Earth, a new telescope in space will search for the origin of high-energy cosmic rays.

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