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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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Fake out
Deep fakes are videos that have been altered, usually by superimposing another person’s face onto a body in the video.
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Get ready to swipe right
Ever wonder what's driving your attraction? We've got the answers.
Centers for Disease Control
beware of bacteria
Do your part to raise awareness for antibiotic resistance, but don’t risk your health.
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Lasagne, but artisanal!
A deep dive into Eataly versus Italy.
Carlyn Kranking
Frostbite express
With a wind chill of -50℉, you can get frostbite in just 5 minutes outside. This means wherever you live on campus, your Norbucks run is going to have to wait.
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King Julien would be proud
Critically endangered, Madagascar's black-and-white ruffed lemurs spend their lives in the canopies of the island's remaining rainforests.
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A starman waiting in the sky
AT2018cow, affectionately known as "The Cow" by astronomers, is about 200 million light years from Earth.
Ayesha Goswamy
Out of this world
On the night of the lunar eclipse, Dearborn Observatory’s dome was frozen shut. Instead, graduate students and volunteers set up three small telescopes outside.
June Zhao
The crowd – some sitting on the floor, others leaning against the wall – had gathered for Dr. Katrin Heitmann's talk on dark matter and the systems used to better understand it.
Tara Wu
Where in the world
Hosted online by The Daily Northwestern, the game was created with the goal of educating the Northwestern community about world geography. The reward? Free Blaze pizza.
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Carbon conscious
SustainNU has developed a comprehensive plan to lower the university’s carbon emissions and become a more environmentally-friendly campus.
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Everybody eats
Nathan’s annual hot dog eating competition is a Fourth of July staple, and Todoroki, a restaurant in downtown Evanston, will be hosting a sushi-eating contest on Sunday, November 11.
Rachel Hawley
Noticed anything different about the dining halls this year? More of them might be on their way.
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I turned to science to try to understand why on earth some people find pleasure in watching horror films.
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Mischief managed
As I write this article in my vampire costume in Deering, the most haunted of the libraries on campus, I bring you some creepy facts in honor of spooky season.