Science & Technology

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. […]

Doomsday clock moved up

Board members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists met recently to make a prediction. Their subject? The end of the world. The board — comprised of renowned physicists, environmental scientists and experts of national and […]

Mineral Spotlight: Pigeonite

Pigeonite is a common rock forming mineral that belongs to the pyroxene mineral group.  Pyroxenes are silicate minerals with varying amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium, and the pigeonite member has low calcium with relatively equal […]

Earthquake devastates Kaikoura, New Zealand

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand on Nov. 14, with the small, coastal town of Kaikoura receiving the maximum, highly destructive release of energy, affecting both residents and the abundant marine […]

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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...

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 […]