Science & Technology

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Student-led science and religion forum looks to open dialogue

A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperform the majo...

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Mineral Spotlight: Trinitite

No substance on Earth better represents humanity’s incredible power over the Earth more than trinitite. Trinitite is n...

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Apple’s revenue drops, company blames rotten iPhone sales

For the first time in over a decade, Apple Inc. saw a quarterly revenue drop. Stock prices fell by 8 percent, and sales ...

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Amazon coral reef amazes scientists

A reef discovered at the mouth of the Amazon River is muddying scientists’ conceptions of those rare underwater commun...

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Observatory Corner: Space Weather

When we picture an astronomer at work, we normally think of someone staying up at an observatory till the wee hours of t...

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Mineral Spotlight: Galena

Galena is by far the most abundant ore of lead and has been smelted for centuries to produce this soft, versatile metal....

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Just how dangerous is lead?

While Michiganders and anyone paying attention to the news lately know about the dangers of lead, it is probably less we...

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Planet-finding telescope survives mysterious scare

After a brief scare, the Kepler spacecraft is running safely once more. The scare came on April 7 during a scheduled con...

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Brains on LSD light up British scientists’ scanners

“This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs.” Most American students and faculty will remember this saying, acc...

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Sound grenades developed to prevent assault

A new sound-based personal safety device has spread to over 100 campuses around the country. Colleges from all over the ...