Science & Technology

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Mineral Spotlight: Pyrite

Pyrite has been known as “fool’s gold” for quite a while now. It is an iron sulfide (FeS2) and has a brassy appear...

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Nanoscopy pioneers win Nobel Prize

Three scientists have won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in honor of their contributions to the the development of micros...

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Science division hosts annual poster fair

Posters are springing up in the DeVries Hall lobby today for Calvin College’s annual summer research poster fair. Eigh...

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Observatory Corner 10/10/2014

The leaves are falling, the air is getting colder and the sky is getting darker earlier and earlier. Calvin’s observat...

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The Science of Curiosity

A recent study has confirmed a long-suspected trend: curiosity improves memory and learning capabilities. It is not with...

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Ohio State University introduces world’s first solar battery

Last week, the world’s first solar battery was developed by a research team led by Professor Yiying Wu of Ohio State U...

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Mineral Spotlight: Beryl

Emerald, a favorite among precious gems, is actually a variety of beryl. The pronunciation of beryl is the same as if yo...

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The Science of Stress

Stress and its effects were discovered in a rather unappetizing way (if you’re prone to anxiety, read no further). In ...

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Biology Professor John Wertz recieves grant to study bacteria

Biology professor John Wertz recently received a grant for $479,000 from the National Science Foundation to study how ba...

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Coffee genome mapped

A study published in the journal Science earlier this month has placed coffee among such disparate organisms as honeybee...