September 2009

An Award for Your Inner Fish

September 30, 2009

Whenever I see a drawing of Tiktaalik like the one above, I always think “Man, that walking fish sure looks snooty.” But Tiktaalik roseae, discovered in 2004 by University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin and his team in the [Read more]

Shaving Your Head for Science

September 28, 2009

A researcher will do a lot for grant money, the fuel necessary to power a laboratory’s work. Sam Volchenboum, a pediatric oncologist at the University of Chicago Medical Center, took that adage to its follicular extreme last week, volunteering [Read more]

Late Linkage: Futurity

September 23, 2009

I apologize for the lack of a Linkage post last Friday – instead of blogging, your editors were learning about Chicago’s downtown architecture as we floated along the green if not Green Chicago River on one of summer’s final days. [Read more]