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by Erin Spencer on April 13, 2018

Class Cephalopoda is home to some of the most intelligent and mysterious critters in the sea. Including species of octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus, cephalopods are a type of mollusk that have have lost their hard outer shells. Cephalopods get … Continue reading

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by Kendall Lough on April 5, 2018

Bzzzzztt! Oh, sorry. That was just the sound of another honey bee dying. Seriously though, honey bee populations are crashing all over the world – we’ve lost nearly 60% of honey bee colonies since the 1970s. But there’s good news! … Continue reading

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by Kelsey Miller on March 6, 2018

Conjuring up two milliliters of spit after not eating/drinking 30 minutes prior doesn’t sound taxing, but give it a try, and you’ll quickly change your mind. Four years ago, I sat in my kitchen wafting the scent of freshly baked … Continue reading

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by Julia DiFiore July 18, 2018

Elite athletes and weekend warriors alike understand the struggles of training during the hot, humid summer months in many parts of the United States. One of the main problems is that the higher temperatures cause your body to sweat more … Continue reading

by Arunava Ghosh July 16, 2018

For thousands of years, the tobacco plant has been used for various purposes, ranging from general enjoyment to medicinal uses. Apart from the sniffing and chewing of tobacco, the more common means of tobacco use today is smoking. Nicotine, the … Continue reading

by Nicole Fleming April 30, 2018

When most people think about “Finding Nemo,” they likely think about Nemo, the adventurous young clownfish who got caught up in a fishy situation (no pun intended) and ended up in a dentist’s fish tank. Or, they might remember Marlin, … Continue reading

by Rachel Cherney April 25, 2018

United States as a “Melting Pot” Indigenous peoples inhabited the land, that is now known as the US, many generations before Christopher Columbus arrived. These people were culturally and linguistically diverse and since the founding of the US in 1776, … Continue reading

by Erika Van Goethem April 14, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome Robin Smith as our speaker for the Writing Workshop: Inspiring Storytelling as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Robin will speak on April 17th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Marsico Hall 2004. *Light refreshments will be served! Registration … Continue reading

by Amala John April 13, 2018

If you wanted to get a genetically modified organism (GMO) through the regulatory process, you can expect to dish out about $35.1 million and wait at least five and a half years. This doesn’t even include the money and time it … Continue reading

by Erin Spencer

Class Cephalopoda is home to some of the most intelligent and mysterious critters in the sea. Including species of octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus, cephalopods are a type of mollusk that have have lost their hard outer shells. Cephalopods get … Continue reading

by Erika Van Goethem April 9, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome Amanda Graham as our speaker for the Worlds Collide with Science and Art Seminar as part of the SWAC Science Communication Certificate Series for 2018. Amanda will speak on April 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at Bondurant 2030. Registeration: http://tinyurl.com/ycudf9dr *Light refreshments will be … Continue reading

by Catherine Chen April 5, 2018

You may have seen the anglerfish sex video floating around the Internet recently, with titles like “The worst sex in the world is anglerfish sex, and now there’s finally video.” While the video is worth a watch, I think most … Continue reading

by Jessica Barrick

It is no secret that many STEM fields, especially physics and engineering, suffer from a lack of equal representation by race, ethnicity, and gender. Approximately 75% of all physics degrees go to white scientists, and 80% of those degrees to … Continue reading