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Seasonal affective disorder dampens humanity’s spirits

January 31, 2014

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By John McCool On a dark and cold January morning, an Allegheny student wakes up in the early hours of the morning. She feels sluggish and disoriented, craving a stack of waffles. This student feels irritable, lacks focus and...

This Week in Science – January 24, 2014

January 23, 2014

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By Amanda Spadaro A study conducted by Swedish professors at Umeå University found that lean, unfit men are less likely to experience heart attacks than obese, fit men. Over 700,000 Swedish men participated in the study, using...

Hospital worker sentenced to 39 years in prison

December 7, 2013

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Technician infected at least 46 patients with hepatitis C due to drug addiction By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Dec. 6, 2013   Hospital technician David M. Kwiatkowski received his sentenc...

Typhoon claims nearly 4,000 lives in Philippines

November 23, 2013

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By Amanda Spadaro Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Nov. 22, 2013   On Nov. 8, 2013, typhoon Haiyan blew through the central and southern Philippines, causing an estimated $5.8 billion dollars worth of ...

Knee ligament’s structure finally described: Belgian scientists rediscover previously overlooked ligament found by French in 1879

November 23, 2013

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By Amanda Spadaro Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Nov. 22, 2013   In October, orthopedic surgeons with the University Hospitals Leuven in Belgium announced the description of a previously uncharacter...

UN to implement asteroid defense plans

November 15, 2013

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By Liam Crossey, Staff Writer crosseyl@allegheny.edu   The news sounds like it is from a science fiction movie. The United Nations decided to adopt an asteroid defense plan to protect Earth from rogue asteroids...

This Week in the Environment

Christina Bryson, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

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Typhoon Haiyan has recently been identified with climate change by the Philippine government.  Last Friday, Nov. 8, Haiyan hit the Philippine islands and was considered to be one of the strongest tropical storms across the world. ...

DARLING lecture focuses on bacterium’s survival

November 9, 2013

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By Chenoa TracyStone Contributing Writter   If you happened to stop by the Quigley auditorium during the last session of Gator Day events, you would have seen a packed room listening intently to this year’s Chester...

Black rhino hunt to be auctioned off in January: Conservationists hope to raise money for Namibia’s black rhino anti-poaching efforts

November 9, 2013

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By Amanda Spadaro, Science Editor spadaroa@allegheny.edu Nov. 8, 2013   A Texas organization, the Dallas Safari Club, announced its intention to auction off a black rhino hunt in the name of conservation effo...

Keeping Brazil Green

Alex Holmes

November 2, 2013

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  On Oct. 22, Dr. Fausto Nomura spoke about the “Green Brazil,” describing the environmentally friendly aspects of Brazil. Nomura teaches at Federal University of Golás in Brazil and is a tadpole biologist but works...

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