Science & Medicine

Summer/16
Many 9/11 first responders still face serious health problems. Jacqueline Moline, AB’84, MD’88, has been helping them since 2001.
Summer/16

Computational biologist John Novembre uses statistics to understand human genetic history.

Summer/16

John B. Goodenough, SM’50, PhD’52, the father of the lithium-ion battery, sparked the wireless revolution. Now, at 94, he’s working on the next breakthrough.

Fall/16

Astronomers and planetary scientists debate if and when we’ll find extraterrestrial life.
Spring/16

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.

Spring/16

New research explains sustained eruptions on an icy moon of Saturn.

Spring/16

A worm glamour shot reveals the unexpected beauty of science.

02.29.2016

A new study shows how sleep loss initiates overeating, amplifying and extending blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating.
Winter/16

Doctors are taught to fight death—but it’s a losing battle. Some are looking beyond biomedicine to help them better communicate with patients about the end of life.

02.08.2016

Planetary scientists fact-check The Martian.

01.13.2016

Mathematician David Eisenbud answers readers’ questions.
Fall/15

The Division of the Physical Sciences celebrates UChicago’s 125th anniversary.