Go Home Food, You’re Wasted: What You May Not Know About Food Waste in the U.S.

In the last several years, I, like many others, have become increasingly aware of and concerned with the issue of food waste.  In 2014 (the most recent published data), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that, of the 136 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills that year, food was the largest component, accounting for over 21 percent of the total landfilled MSW.  Continue reading “Go Home Food, You’re Wasted: What You May Not Know About Food Waste in the U.S.”

In Your Face! Privacy Lawsuits over Faceprinting Technology are Front-and-Center in Illinois

In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent testimony before Congress, there is growing concern over data privacy and how companies like Facebook handle user information.  Where this information ends up, and how it is being used—largely without our direct knowledge—seems limitless.

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ISC Pi Day Run 2018: Another Great One for the Books!

Illinois Science Council’s 6th annual Pi Day run was an all-around success!  Over 300 science-loving and science-curious Chicagoans, young and old, participated in the 3.14 mile run/walk at one of three sponsoring Fleet Feet locations—Oak Park, and the Old Town and Lincoln Square neighborhoods in Chicago.  Many runners could be seen sporting their official Pi Day run t-shirts. Continue reading “ISC Pi Day Run 2018: Another Great One for the Books!”