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"Leave it to scientists to turn a ton of craziness into a positive display of logic and camaraderie."

Science and Tech

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Your heart is pounding
Doctors recommend 30 minutes of exercise a day to stay healthy. What does your heart rate look like on the treadmill?
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privacy please
We wanted to take a hard look at few specific privacy concerns from Facebook’s scandal and see why social media companies are busy updating their privacy policies right now.
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Science highs and lows
This week, we're optimistic as we look forward to studying Mars and combating cybersecurity threats, but fearful for the ozone.
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FUUUUTUUUREEE
Google brings your technology dreams to life with its I/O updates.
drip drip
“We’re not really going to solve the global water crisis; we have to adapt to it.”
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Tests? More like stress
My heart rate jumped to the highest point it reached all day – 130 beats per minute – as adrenaline coursed through my veins.
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How to (scientifically) break barriers
According to the US Federal Glass Ceiling Commission, the glass ceiling "is the unseen, yet unbreachable barrier that keeps minorities and women from rising to the upper rungs of the corporate ladder, regardless of their qualifications or achievements.”
Cars, Mars and stars
This week, our writers are looking up ... to the stars, and to the future of technology.
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Fly like a... Boeing?
Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg gave an eye-opening talk at Northwestern Wednesday evening.
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Let's-a go!
Students gathered to battle it out at Smash Bash, a Super Smash Bros. tournament that has become a staple event for the Smash Club.
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Totally not a robot
It's been a big week in tech, from the CGI in "Avengers: Infinity War" to instagram drama over artificial intelligence.
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"We have to make sure people are aware"
By definition, environmental justice is when low-income or minority communities are disproportionately exposed to pollution, toxins or degraded environments. But if you ask Weinberg sophomore Denise Lopez, she’ll tell you it’s “the greatest struggle for our generation.”
Can't hang, I'm playing Fortnite
Whether it be in Greek housing, dorms or even on the Northwestern memes page, Fortnite Battle Royale is gaining popularity across campus.
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Ain't That a Kick in the Head?
Professors and medical personnel unveiled a more objective method of diagnosing concussions at a CommFest seminar.
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Nye would be proud
Missed Chicago's indoor March for Science on Saturday? Don't worry – you can still "Speak Up."