Science & Technology

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Moon rock comes to Calvin museum

In what proved to be the biggest event for the Dice Mineralogical Museum since its dedication in 2012, the public recept...

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Modern physics clarifies Great Molasses Flood

Modern engineering techniques and physics equations unveiled the deadly phenomenon of the Great Molasses Flood, a molass...

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Margaret Hamilton, finally awarded presidential medal of freedom

Forty-seven years ago, humans first set foot on the Moon during the famous Apollo 11 mission. That success would not hav...

President Obama’s environmental legacy

President Barack Obama’s recent conservation efforts and his pledges to slow global climate change could leave behind a commitment to sustainability and environmental efficiency, but President-elect Donald Trump has promised to overturn Obama’s environmental legacy. Near […]

Unlike Arctic, Antarctic ice is growing

A new NASA study states that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began roughly 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. According […]

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Melting sea ice threatens polar bears

Seasonal and annual decline in Arctic sea ice most affects polar bears, due to their reliance of sea ice for essential a...

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Israeli scientists make breakthrough in HIV cure

Last week Israeli scientists announced that they have made a breakthrough on a cure for HIV and AIDS. Professors Abraham...

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Colonization of Mars projected within a decade

Colonization of Mars is projected to occur within our lifetime, according to National Geographic and Mars One. Not only ...

Mineral spotlight: corundum

Better known from its colored varieties, ruby and sapphire, corundum is a highly appealing mineral for both decorative and industrial use. The bright, deep colors along with its rarity and high hardness has made it an […]

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The science behind exploding hoverboards

Perhaps you have heard the stories of hoverboards and the Samsung Note 7 spontaneously exploding or catching on fire. Th...