Articles by Natasha Strydhorst

Natasha Strydhorst

Natasha Strydhorst is the Chimes Science and Technology editor for the 2014-15 school year. She is a junior Writing and Environmental Studies major from Calgary, Alberta (Canada). She enjoys reading, writing, the great outdoors, and virtually any combination thereof.

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Opinion: Geographic literacy merits greater attention in American education system

Ignorance may be bliss, but it comes at a steep price. I have met people who thought Africa was a country. I have met a ...

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New frog species discovered in New York

The discovery of a new species of frog was confirmed last week in New York City. The urban leopard frog, Rana kauffeldi,...

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The emerging science of biological antifreeze

As November approaches, antifreeze is making its way onto shopping lists across the Northern Hemisphere, but the substan...

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Science division hosts annual poster fair

Posters are springing up in the DeVries Hall lobby today for Calvin College’s annual summer research poster fair. Eigh...

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The Science of Curiosity

A recent study has confirmed a long-suspected trend: curiosity improves memory and learning capabilities. It is not with...

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Ohio State University introduces world’s first solar battery

Last week, the world’s first solar battery was developed by a research team led by Professor Yiying Wu of Ohio State U...

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The Science of Stress

Stress and its effects were discovered in a rather unappetizing way (if you’re prone to anxiety, read no further). In ...

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Coffee genome mapped

A study published in the journal Science earlier this month has placed coffee among such disparate organisms as honeybee...

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ALS has been challenging researchers for decades

The viral “ice bucket challenge,” pervasive on social media for the past few months represents only a fraction of ti...

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North Carolina A&T University introduces hypoallergenic peanuts

Already a staple of many a college student’s diet, peanut butter may be on the brink of even greater popularity. Emerg...