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Scientists predict Earth’s end Life on earth could end within next 1.75 billion years

October 18, 2013

By ANGELA MAURONI Contributing Writer [email protected]   Dystopian themes are rampant in young adult literature these days, but researchers have recently calculated exactly when the Earth really could meet it...

Am-ing high: professor’s journey to becoming an organic chemist

April 29, 2013

As Mark Ams dove into his research presentation, his audience looked on intently. One would never guess that Ams, an organic chemist, had once dreamed of becoming a pilot. It was back in middle school, when he sometimes struggled wi...

Scottish woodland specialist speaks on widespread tree extinction

April 26, 2013

by Molly Duerig Eco-friendly Carr Hall was a fitting location for Tuesday’s presentation by Duncan Stone, senior woodland specialist at Scottish Natural Heritage, the Scottish government’s conservation agency. Stone...

Stroganoff, sexism and science: the media’s problem with portraying women in the field

April 6, 2013

This week, the New York Times published an obituary of Yvonne Brill that began like this: “She made a mean beef stroganoff, followed her husband from job to job and took eight years off from work to raise three children. ‘T...

Creating a biological hard drive: scientists use genetic code to store information

February 8, 2013

When Shakespeare wrote his famous Sonnet 18 in 1609 - the one that begins with the iconic line “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” - he had no idea that one day his words would also be written into the basic structure...

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