Ever wonder what the thousands of scientists on campus do? Tish is launching a new column to give you the inside scoop on scientific research in Urbana-Champaign.
Julie chats with Smile Politely writer and Ph.D student Anna about being a finalist in the National Geographic contest "Chasing Genius."
Sara experienced local plant life with Matt Candeias from In Defense of Plants.
Anna checks out LabEscape in downtown Urbana, an escape room that offers a unique twist to the concept - using science to unlock clues and solve puzzles in order to figure your way out.
Andrew gives the lowdown on storm chasing.
This past weekend brought the International Extreme Flight Championships to Champaign, with pilots showcasing some crazy remote control plane and helicopter maneuvers in their quest for first place.
This year’s Insect Fear Film Festival, an annual event sponsored by U of I’s Department of Entomology, features an insect petting zoo, exploding arthropods, and more.
With just three weeks remaining in meteorological winter, how has the Godzilla El Nino invasion impacted us here in C-U?
It might feel like Antarctica out there as of late, but Ashley discusses the kick off a series of talks held at Spurlock about polar exploration.
But even if physics and the other hard sciences aren’t your thing, there’s enough room in our big, wide universe to enjoy and learn about what’s out there, as the Champaign-Urbana Astronomical Society shows us all.
Ever wanted to look through a 119-year old telescope? Check out the wonders of the galaxy with Daina as she attends an open house at the historic U of I Observatory.
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