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Protests in Cuba: The beginning of a new revolution?

The protests calling for “Fatherland and Life” in Cuba have been met with military tanks and censorship by the Cuban government. University...

In These Times: Race and repair

Season two of The School of Arts & Science podcast In These Time features experts about how institutions have perpetuated racial hierarchies....

FEEDING DEEP OCEAN MICROBES

The subseafloor constitutes one of the largest and most understudied ecosystems on Earth. While it is known that life survives deep in...

Protecting spotted owls cost far fewer jobs than timber industry claimed

Last month, the Biden administration indicated it would reverse changes to the Endangered Species Act made by President Trump, who had opened up a large chunk...

Food science researchers advance science behind gut health and prebiotics

When it comes to improving human gut health, approaches and the success of these approaches are based largely on an individual’s gut...

Is reusable always best? Comparing environmental impacts of reusable vs. single-use kitchenware

Many sustainability-minded consumers are moving away from single-use plastic products and turning to reusable alternatives. In the kitchen, trendy alternatives include bamboo...

Scientists resurrect ‘forgotten’ genus of algae living in marine animals

In the late 1800s, scientists were stumped by the “yellow cells” they were observing within the tissues of certain temperate marine animals,...

Nanotech OLED electrode liberates 20% more light, could slash display power consumption

A new electrode that could free up 20% more light from organic light-emitting diodes has been developed at the University of Michigan....

The Medical Minute: Making healthy choices may reduce Alzheimer’s risk

No effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease exists, even though more than 5 million Americans have it. But what if...

Could dark matter be behind mysterious, supermassive black holes in the early universe?

When astronomers use telescopes to look back in time—toward objects in the universe whose light is only now reaching earth after billions...

For a sustainable future, scientists rethink plastics and devices

UChicago scientists and engineers seek to transform plastics, electronics, transportation

First-ever transient pacemaker harmlessly dissolves in body

Researchers at Northwestern and George Washington universities (GW) have developed the first-ever transient pacemaker — a wireless, battery-free, fully implantable pacing device...

Anouncement

Chicago In Tune music festival is Aug. 19 – Sept. 19

Make plans to experience Chicago In Tune, a new citywide festival (Aug. 19 – Sept. 19) that celebrates music in the key...

[Champaign] Immigrant Back-to-School Resource Fair

Local immigrant-serving organizations hosting back-to-school resource fair with free food, school supplies, and COVID-19 vaccination clinic CHAMPAIGN, IL --...

[Champaign] Campustown Pub Tour

Thursday, July 22 at 5:30 PM at Murphy's Pub Grab some friends and explore Campustown pubs on the 13...

[Urbana] Run the Power of Parks 5k during July

Run a 5k race at your own pace during the month of July at the Urbana Park District Power of Parks 5k.