Science & Technology

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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...

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Microplastics threaten Lake Michigan’s ecosystem

From invasive species to oil spills, the list of threats to the Great Lakes is a long one. The latest addition to that l...

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Observatory Corner: view Saturn this week

Hello and welcome to this year’s first edition of Observatory Corner! Initial weather forecasts continue to look promi...

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Review: Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola unveiled its first smartwatch, the Moto 360, two weeks ago. If you didn’t notice, I don’t blame you. The pr...

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Climate change is projected to threaten North American birds

According to a groundbreaking National Audubon Society (NAS) study released earlier this month, data models predict that...

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ALS has been challenging researchers for decades

The viral “ice bucket challenge,” pervasive on social media for the past few months represents only a fraction of ti...

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Calvin introduces uniFLOW printing to increase ease and reduce waste

This summer Calvin’s information technology department (CIT) introduced a new printing system, uniFLOW, which offers b...

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North Carolina A&T University introduces hypoallergenic peanuts

Already a staple of many a college student’s diet, peanut butter may be on the brink of even greater popularity. Emerg...