Science & Technology

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Mineral Spotlight: Mica Minerals

The word “mica” is a common geologic term used to describe minerals that appear flakey. Mica is not one mineral; rat...

Trivia app site is result of rivalry school collaboration
Computer Science departments at Hope and Calvin collaborate to develop trivia app

In an unprecedented move toward peace, computer science students and faculty at both Calvin and Hope College are collabo...

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Observatory Corner: Jupiter

Most people picture an inert ball of colored gas when they think about Jupiter. This ball is separated into orange, brow...

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Canada protects rare ecosystem

On Feb. 2, the Canadian government announced that they will protect 85 percent of the Great Bear Rainforest in British C...

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Human embryo experiment uses genetic modification for deeper understanding

This week, the fertility regulator of the United Kingdom gave British scientists the green light to genetically modify h...

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Zika Virus may be more than international pain in the neck

The Zika virus, a disease possibly linked to serious birth defects, was declared an international public health emergenc...

Willemite fluoresces green under shortwave ultraviolet light. Picture by Maia Madrid
Mineral Spotlight: Willemite

Willemite is an uncommon zinc silicate mineral (Zn2SiO4) that forms as a secondary mineral in zinc ore deposits. It was ...

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Observatory corner: Dec. 11,2015

Many people can name the eight planets of our solar system but few are familiar with their hosts of natural satellites. ...

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Study suggests link between diet and breast cancer

What kinds of foods do you eat? We’re constantly given dietary advice through advertisements on the TV and radio, as w...

Photo by CDC/ Lois S. Wiggs (PHIL #6260), 2004.
Fecal microbiota transplantation a promising treatment for C. difficile

You are only 10 percent human. The average human being has over 100 trillion microbes in and on their body — more than...