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Collapsed stars possibly form the universe’s platinum

Kari Kimball, Staff Writer

May 23, 2019

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A certain type of dying starcalled collapsars are spinning stellar stars that are collapsing into black holes as their outer layers explode in a rare type of supernova. New research by Anna Frebel and Alexander Ji suggests that ...

Ultraprocessed foods blamed for obesity and heart disease

Charlotte Mineo, Sci/Tech Editor

May 23, 2019

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When stepping into the grocery store a consumer might be greeted by a wall of fresh fruits and vegetables, they might even wander through the dairy aisle, but eventually, inevitably, they will be inundated by the bright wrappe...

Art from artificial intelligence activates specific neurons

Kari Kimball, Contributing Writer

May 16, 2019

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Brains of primates recently were affected by artwork created by artificial intelligence. Nerve cells in macaques, a species of monkey, fired more frequently when they were exposed topicture generated by artificial Intelligence ...

29 Steinmetz Symposium celebrates students and science

Charlotte Mineo, Sci/Tech Editor

May 16, 2019

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The 29 Annual Steinmetz Symposium marked an important scientific milestone for many students and advisors, and their families. Some students gave their first scientific talk, or stood proudly beside a research poster for the first...

Green sea turtles rebound due to Endangered Species Act

Kari Kimball, Contributing Writer

May 9, 2019

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Green sea turtles, or Chelonia mydas, have been on the endangered species list since 1978. There are now signs that the species is recovering. Recently, there have been more sightings of green sea turtles around Hawaii by an...

Journalist tells of the power of politeness for science writers

Charlotte Mineo, Sci/Tech Editor

May 9, 2019

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Last Wednesday, May 1, Union students were able to participate in a science writing workshop with science writer Kat Eschner. The workshop, held in the Phi Beta Kappa room, was well attended. Students and faculty filled the sp...

Parasitic species is first aerobic lifeform to lack mitochondrial DNA

Kartik Nath, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

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The cells of aerobic life forms contain an energy-producing organelle called the mitochondria. Mitochondria contain their own unique genetic material, in addition to the DNA found in a eukaryotic cell’s nucleus or prokaryoti...

Lifelong cognitive effects of childhood chemotherapy

Kari Kimball, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2019

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Recent research carried out by Peter Cole M.D. and others at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine suggests that chemotherapy treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia is causing an impairment in the children...

Human and Denisovan DNA reveals a more recent extinction

Charlotte Mineo, Sci/Tech Editor

April 28, 2019

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2019 has already become a major year for investigations into the history and evolution of humans. Early this spring a new species known as Homo luzonensis was discussed in the journal “Nature” after new bones were found in...

Think again, new neurons may develop in adult brains

Timothy Fagan, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

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The debate on the brain’s ability to complete neurogenesis, the production of new nerve cells, in adult brains has been ongoing for decades with new reports coming in just last year. A 2018 report, from the University of Californ...

Apple services will personalize the entertainment experience

Kartik Nath, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

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Apple held their annual March event at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, CA on March 25, 2019. The company’s service business entered the limelight when Apple introduced: a magazine service calle...

Limitations on meteorology and how we can overcome them

Charlotte Mineo, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

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60 years ago, mathematicians predicted that humans could never accurately predict the weather more than two weeks in advance. This week, scientists published a paper in Science supporting this hypothesis. In 1969, Edward Lore...

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