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Clowns of The Sea

Clowns of The Sea

Sam Ciesielski
June 6, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE

In 1973, Stephen W. Cress and the National Audubon Society (NAS) began Project Puffin, with the goal of restoring the Atlantic puffin population along the coast of Maine. NAS work across seven different islands, monitoring and conserving the population of Puffins and various other seabirds. Duri...

Paleoclimatology: What History Tells Us

Paleoclimatology: What History Tells Us

Sam Ciesielski
June 6, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE

Paleoclimatology is the study of the evolution and history of the Earth’s climate. How has the Earth’s climate changed over the past 100 million years and beyond? What are the causes of major climate trends throughout the Earth’s history? What implications do these findings have for the future? T...

The American Climate Change Debate

The American Climate Change Debate

Sam Ciesielski, Journalist
June 1, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SCIENCE

Ninety-seven percent of scientific papers published on climate change and upwards of 200 scientific agencies including the National Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science are in consensus that climate change is real and predominantly...

Can You Teach an Old Surgeon New Tricks?

Can You Teach an Old  Surgeon New Tricks?

Abigail Gaies
April 17, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE

The Oxford dictionary defines a coach as “an instructor or trainer in sport.” Atul Gawande, M.D., M.P.H., surgeon, writer and public health researcher at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), provides a broader definition of coaching in his New Yorker article, “Personal Best”: “The concep...

What’s the Word?

What’s the Word?

Andie Tappenden
April 10, 2017
Filed under FEATURES, SCIENCE

In his essay, “A Defence of Slang,” published in “The Defendant,” G.K. Chesterton, a poet, philosopher and journalist, said: “All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. If we paused for a moment to examine the cheapest cant phrases that pass our lips every day, we should find that they ...

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Infographic

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint: Infographic

Isaac McKenna
March 27, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE, UNCATEGORIZED

A wave of fire burns drought-parched trees and forest homes in California as firefighters attempt to stop the blaze. The shifting of world climates has dried the trees and made destructive wildfires like this one commonplace. Over 9,000 miles away in Beijing, a mother covers her young daughter’s face wi...

Climate Change: What You Can Do

Climate Change: What You Can Do

Elena Bernier
March 15, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE

People have heard the mantra to be ‘green’ and help save the environment, but it’s a common occurrence for many to feel as if their actions won’t make a difference in the long run, and even if it does it won’t affect them. According to statistics collected by Yale and Utah State University ...

Ecology Club Resurrects Biostation Field Trip

Ecology Club Resurrects Biostation Field Trip

Mary Debona
March 15, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE

Pellston, Mich.—The setting sun ventured in and out from behind the slouching branches of pine trees, weighed down by wet packing snow; it illuminated the snow that covered the ground a buttery shade of yellow. The forest was quiet as a group of snowshoers trotted through, led by four Community Hig...

Examining Reasons Behind Rapidly Increasing Allergy Rates

Examining Reasons Behind Rapidly Increasing Allergy Rates

Andie Tappenden
January 19, 2017
Filed under SCIENCE

Signs are plastered on every other door: “Nut Free Zone!” “No Tree Nuts!” “Pineapple Free Zone!” However colorful they might be, these posters are not for decoration. These are warning signs,  put up to alert whoever enters that what is in their brown-bag lunch could be fatal to another...

University of Michigan Robotics: An Autonomous Future

University of Michigan Robotics: An Autonomous Future

Sam Ciesielski
November 14, 2016
Filed under SCIENCE

Fumes came from one corner of the cluttered room where two students wore operation masks. Another sat wide-eyed at a computer. The area is a stripped boiler room turned into a laboratory in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) building on the University of Michigan’s North Campus...

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