Scientists and non-scientists alike will enjoy this study group, which provides a forum for discussion of science topics that have had recent news-worthy developments. Past topics have included nanotechnology, genetic engineering, exoplanets, species evolution and extinction, artificial intelligence, quantum particles, and effects of climate change. This spring we will use The Best American Science and Nature Writing of 2019 edited by Sy Montgomery (Houghton Mifflin, 2019) as a source of topics. Discussion leaders may choose additional supplementary articles from Scientific American, Science, Nature, The Atlantic, and other journals in the Northwestern library system and videos from respected scientific organizations and science leaders. Discussion leaders will prepare questions to guide class discussion and also provide a broad overview of the topic. The goal of each class is to learn something new and enhance our understanding of the topic under discussion. Past classes have proven to be highly informative with energetic and enlightening discussions. Our goal is for all class members to participate actively during discussions and lead a discussion on a topic of interest. Canvas used extensively.