Safety requirements for Antarctic researchers can take out your wisdom teeth

By Stephanie Fox Medill Reports What do Antarctic climate scientists and Nordic Vikings have in common? More than you might think. After being cast out of Iceland for murdering his neighbor, Erik the Red, the notorious Viking who walked the Earth around 985 A.D., braved the unforgiving seas in search of a new home. That’s […]

FDA taking a firmer stance on e-cigarette regulation in 2019


By Emma Goodson Medill Reports The Food and Drug Administration is preparing to move on stricter regulation of e-cigarettes – electronic nicotine delivery systems – if youth usage of these products continues to rise in 2019. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb voiced the agency’s concerns at a recent public hearing focused on eliminating youth use of electronic […]

Days before the Polar Vortex, Chicagoans make a splash at the Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

By Emma Goodson Medill Reports The high hovered at a frigid 14 degrees, though the sun glazed Oak Street Beach as hundreds of people gathered there on Jan. 26. Some stripped down to bathing suits to participate in the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Some wore costumes, including a polar bear outfit, of course.