In Spring 2015

of all human qualities

Behind the scenes of the play Big Love, we found a world of hard-won, deeply human discovery an audience never sees.

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Students take the measure of an architectural jewel; telltale signs of a gigantic planet emerge from the dusty swirl of space; a pitcher charts his future with baseball research; grafting could save millions of melons from soil-borne disease; and a low-cost test helps patients manage diabetes.
of all human qualities
A student production probes the dark, unruly heart of Big Love.
can art heal?
What we see on the walls of a clinic or ward may affect our prognosis.
defining the wind
How do we ramp up for renewable energy? Tune the technology and the grid.
a blood test for breast cancer
A study of high-tech textiles takes an unexpected turn.
when a warrior can’t go it alone
Coming home from combat doesn’t mean all of the hardship is past. How do we help soldiers grow strong enough to ask for help?
the little things that run the Earth
Most microbes are not our enemies. They’re everywhere, they’re countless, and we can’t live without them.
growing the citified tree
Amid concrete and asphalt, how do you grow a healthy urban tree?
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This railroad might have prevented the Civil War. But it never had the chance.
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Winning micrographs offer a glimpse of two exotic realms.