Science & Medicine

Night shift

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For nearly a century, UChicago scientists have explored the deep universe of sleep.

Bobo soprano

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How monkeys, the Mafia, Italian academia—and, increasingly, American society—illustrate the biological impulse and social peril of nepotism.

Cracking cosmological mysteries

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Kavli Institute directs national collaboration on deepest questions of dark energy, dark matter, and cosmic inflation.

More bad news about death

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A new study from UChicago's Center on Aging finds that mortality deceleration in old age is a myth.

A nasal path to migraine relief

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Keeping an "active mind" is one way to prevent migraines. Can you deliver the same effects through a nasal spray?

Planetary mission

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UChicago scientists are looking above and beyond to determine our place in the universe.

Campus’s newest building

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Astronomy and Astrophysics finds a home in a trailer park.

Five decades, three sciences, one molecule

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The life’s work of chemistry and astronomy and astrophysics professor emeritus Takeshi Oka.

Fat cells fuel ovarian cancer

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A pad of fat cells over the abdomen provides nutrients that promote the spread and growth of ovarian cancer, reports a University of Chicago–based research team.

Accelerator brakes

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High-energy physics experiments at Fermilab’s groundbreaking Tevatron have run their course.

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