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 enjoy reading, writing, the great outdoors, and virtually any combination thereof.

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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...

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Douglas Vander Griend: Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

Calvin chemistry professor Douglas Vander Griend was named a 2014 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar last month for his work ...

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Handwritten notes improve comprehension and memory

A recent study published in “Psychological Science” recommends students take a step back from their laptops — at l...

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Oil spills into Lake Michigan

On Monday, March 24, 2014, an estimated 630 to 1,638 gallons of oil spilled into Lake Michigan from BP’s Whiting, Ind....

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Scientists produce synthesized materials from spider genes and E. coli

Spiders and Escherichia coli are hardly likely candidates for improving human health, but companies are now on the cusp ...

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Creation Care floor serves beyond van Reken

“We as a community strive to honor God, his creation, our neighbors and all who find themselves within our walls.” T...

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Freshwater creatures can live over 1,000 years

It’s a challenge to imagine artifacts surviving from the Persian conquest of Jerusalem in 614, let alone 10-millimeter...

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Elephants depend on societal dynamics

According to a recent study conducted in South Africa, the human species is not the only one to depend on societal dynam...

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Yellowstone magma reserve measured 2.5 times previous estimate

At 80 kilometers long and 20 wide, Yellowstone National Park’s magma reserve measures are two and a half times the pre...