Science & Technology

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Plaster Creek Stewards event assists Alger Heights

This past Saturday, Calvin students, professors and community members came together to learn about the environmental cha...

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Observatory Corner: Sept 25, 2015

Hello once again, and welcome to a special edition of Observatory Corner for Friday, September 25! In astronomy news thi...

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Mineral Spotlight: Tourmaline

Some of the most beautiful gemstones in the world belong to a group of minerals called “ring silicates.” Like the na...

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New Horizons mission reveals complex landscape on Pluto

Earlier this month, planetary scientists made an unexpected observation: Pluto might be home to a series of dunes. “We...

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Coastal and Grand River Cleanups raise awareness

Last Saturday, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) hosted the 12th annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup. ...

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ALS breakthrough attributed to viral “ice bucket challenge”

The lethal neuromuscular disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) made headlines last year...

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New study estimates earth’s tree population at three trillion

A study published in Nature’s online journal this past week estimates that there are just over three trillion trees on...

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Mineral Spotlight: Plagioclase

Unless you study rocks for a living, plagioclase is probably not a mineral you bring up too much in everyday conversatio...

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Observatory Corner-September 18

Hello, my ardent astronomy admirers, and welcome to this fall semester’s first edition of Observatory Corner for Frida...

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Study observes whale social networks

A study published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications explores patterns of sperm whale communication...