Bring “Striped Bass Magic” to Secondary School Classrooms with New Outreach Program

January 31st, 2018 @

Striped bass have a lot to teach us, not only about themselves but about ecosystems, food webs, and changing climate. Steven Zottoli, Adjunct Senior Scientist at MBL, hopes to bring these lessons to middle- and high-school classrooms through a new outreach program based at MBL. His web site,, features information on the striped bass and its […]

Seventeen Research and Innovation Milestones in 2017 | UChicago News

January 16th, 2018 @

By Diana Kenney This past year brought us the invention of an oil-soaking sponge, the detection of gravitational waves from two colliding neutron stars, innovative methods for making thinner semiconductors, the launch of several research-based startups, insight into how the developing brain forms memories, and a look back at the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. […]

The Era of Big Seaweed is Upon Us | Medill Reports Chicago

January 12th, 2018 @

By Rebecca Fanning On the southern coast of Puerto Rico, there’s a place where abandoned sugar plantations dot the shoreline, residents of illegal homes dump waste directly into the ocean and blooms of green algae rise to the surface, a visual reminder of the water pollution that’s present here. Known to many as one of […]