Science & Technology

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Insulin could play a part in reversing Alzheimer’s symptom

With its creeping, irreversible symptoms, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is terrifying and devastating. Yet with recent adva...

“Father of environmental justice” declares climate change a human rights issue. Photo courtesy Sierra Club.
Robert Bullard declares climate change a human rights issue

Considered by many to be the Father of environmental justice, Robert Bullard presented on Monday in the chapel as the cu...

Accident leads to discovery of plastic eating worms

Many of the world’s greatest scientific breakthroughs happened in laboratories, but every so often, curious discoveries are fueled by chance. A recent example of such a discovery — caterpillars who can chew and potentially digest plastic […]

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Mineral spotlight: Crocoite

Crocoite is an exotic red-orange mineral with elongated crystals and often waxy luster. Its deep color and rarity make i...

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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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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...