Want to Write About Science Write For Our Blog?

Here, in no particular order, we’ve listed some blog ideas we’ve been throwing around. Ultimately, we want to generate content that appeals both to the people of Illinois and to a wider audience that doesn’t necessarily grow up with a strong science education. If you’re looking for science writing opportunities and you want to take on one of these topics,

Article Ideas

  • The biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions and what we can do to mitigate them
  • Invasive species in Illinois
  • How do pearls grow?
  • The engineering, geology, and physics of building supertall skyscrapers
  • Particle physics to astrophysics and everything in between
  • What are all of those chemicals in shampoo, skin creams, and cosmetics that advertisements claim are so helpful?
  • Why do Chicago’s roads become riddled with potholes every winter? Is there a solution?
  • The mechanics of how AR-15s work
  • How is technology used in agriculture?
  • “Supercharged” water and whether it has any grounding in scientific fact
  • Is organic/non-GMO/gluten-free food actually healthier?
  • The next mission to the Moon and beyond
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If none of these topics inspire you, that’s okay.

There are also some broader themes we seek to cover on a regular basis:

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