Museum of Science and Industry celebrates Pi Day

By Shanley Chien Pie lovers and math enthusiasts unite! The Museum of Science and Industry is celebrating Pi Day this Saturday by giving away a free slice of pie or pizza to the first 314 attendees to arrive. “The [museum’s] food court will typically have three or four selections of toppings and we’ll have dessert […]

GMOs: The scarlet letters of the grocery aisle?

By Shanley Chien You walk down the aisles at Whole Foods spotting milk, cookies, pasta, and a variety of other products with the “Non-GMO Project Verified” label. The label tells you the foods don’t contain genetically modified organisms  – GMOs. But the image of a butterfly sitting on a blade of grass shaped like a […]

Chicago Bike Art Show Wheels to a Close

By Shanley Chien Chicago Bike Winter Art Show wrapped up this year’s expo with a house party to complement the medley of offbeat art at Genesis Art Supply’s gallery in Bucktown. The final event on Friday continued to showcase approximately 150 pieces of bike-inspired art and transformed the mezzanine level into a lounge with a donations-based bar […]

How about them Apples?

New genetically modified apples don’t brown when bruised By Shanley Chien It may take a few years for bins of Arctic apples to show up in grocery stores. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved two types of these genetically modified apples that don’t turn brown when sliced. The flesh of the fruit stays a […]

18th Chicago Bike Winter Art Show Opens Friday

By Shanley Chien Bike and art lovers rejoice! The 18th Annual Chicago Bike Winter Art Show opens Friday with a public reception at Genesis Art Supply. Members of the Rat Patrol Bike Club, a pro-bike and anti-consumerism organization, uses recycled parts and scrap metal to hand-weld unique bikes.  The club showcases some of their offbeat creations […]

Revving up your winter run for safety

By Shanley Chien As temperatures drop, so do the number of people running outdoors. People increasingly move their workouts to the gyms or other safe havens from Chiberia, but dedicated runners willing to brave freezing temperatures to clock in the miles should consider a few extra safety tips. Liliana Zecker, associate professor of language and […]

Measles numbers on the rise from Disneyland exposure

By Shanley Chien The measles outbreak originating from people exposed to the virus at Disneyland over the holiday season is still spreading,  though there are no confirmed cases in Illinois associated with the theme park exposure. The recent measles outbreak linked to the Disneyland exposure over the holiday season came on the heels of the […]