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Microbial me

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Scientists are discovering how microbes not only make us sick but also keep our bodies working.

Investigating the genes that make a woolly mammoth a woolly mammoth

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First detailed analysis of the woolly mammoth’s DNA reveals how it adapted to Arctic life.

What is dark energy?

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Dark energy is everywhere. It will determine the fate of our universe. And we still have no idea what it is.

Silver screen

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PSD faculty members discuss Hollywood's portrayal of science and scientists.

Rosetta’s stone

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Scientist Thomas Stephan catches up with a comet.

Smashing pumpkins

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Physics professor Henry Frisch shares a piece of atomic history.

Superconductor

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Physicist, engineer, and violinist Mildred Dresselhaus, PhD’59, forged lasting bonds at UChicago.

Fighting cancer, one drawing at a time

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Radiation oncologist Andrew Howard uses comics to help patients understand cancer biology.

Looking to the future of space science

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Hall of fame astronaut John Grunsfeld, SM’84, PhD’88, recalls how the University of Chicago trained him for NASA.

Star witness

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Wendy Freedman calculated when the universe began. Now she wants to see it happen.

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