Science & Technology

Bruce Dice Mineralogical Museum acquiring a moon rock

On November 19, Dr. Renee Sparks, a professor of geology at Calvin, will bring us the moon. Through a program administered by NASA’s Lunar Collection, museums are able to apply for short-term loans of geologic samples. […]

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Hawaiian bee species placed on the endangered list

On Sept. 30, 2016, the United States Fish and Wildlife service determined that ten animal species from Hawaii, including...

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Battle over construction of deep-space telescope on sacred mountain

A battle over sacred ground that began nearly 7 years ago, according to the New York Times, will come to a close within ...

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Mineral spotlight: rhodochrosite

Through my time working for the Dice Mineralogical Museum, the question visitors most frequently ask of me is to identif...

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Mineral spotlight: wulfenite

Wulfenite is a mineral which may be unfamiliar to the novice geologist, but is highly prized by mineral collectors. No o...

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Stem cells show promise for stroke and brain dead patients

Recent medical research has discovered another promising use for stem cells: neural tissue regeneration. Previously, mos...

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Caution: self-driving cars are closer than they appear

They might not be the flying cars we expected from “Back to the Future II,” but autonomous vehicles are the cars of ...

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Water vapor plumes may be present on a Jupiter moon

Scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have spotted what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of...

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‘Five-second rule’ debunked

The journal of the American Society of Microbiology has released a report claiming that the notion of the ‘five-second...

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Giraffes no longer a single species

A new study published in “Current Biology” reveals that giraffes should be separated into four different species, no...