Science & Technology

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New app provides resources to survivors of sexual assault

“One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college,” according to the National Sexual ...

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Apology

Chimes regrets to inform our readers that several articles published in our Science and Technology section this academic...

Salmonella, commonly found in raw and undercooked meat and dairy and known for causing food poisoning, might be redeemed by becoming a bioengineered cancer treatment. Photo courtesy Center for Disease Control.
Bioengineered salmonella may be a potential cancer treatment

For anyone who has ever had food poisoning, the word “salmonella” brings back bad memories. Most of us associate sal...

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Mineral Spotlight: Dioptase

Dioptase is a mineral highly coveted by collectors for exhibiting one of the most intense blue-green colors seen in natu...

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Wes Landon,
Andy McIntyre,
Jen Howell. Photo by Dena De Kryger.
Environmental science pros speak at panel

Four local professionals in environmental science spoke at a panel discussion at the Bunker Interpretive Center on Monda...

In addition to filtering pathogens, seagrass provides a habitat for young fish and food for marine life. Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
Filtration capacity of seagrass meadows discovered

A recent study out of Cornell University focused on seagrass meadows in the Indo-Pacific  has given rise to a new envir...

With the help of the L'Chaim prize, Fader will be able to teach a new generation of surgeons. Photo courtesy CNN.
Alumni lauded for work in Burundi

Thousands of people in Kibuye, Burundi will receive desperately needed surgeries and medical care thanks to New York phi...

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Mineral spotlight: Autunite

Autunite is a wonderful mineral for several reasons. First and most obviously is the distinctive bright lime-green color...

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Lunar sample departs Dice Museum

After a 90-day stay in the Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum, the lunar sample on loan from NASA’s Lunar Collection will...

Mineral spotlight: Ice

It is about that time in the winter season when the warmth of the holidays has worn off, and those of us in Michigan are left with the cold and snow for a couple more months. […]