The Great Pyramid
Nov20

The Great Pyramid

  By Aphra Murray, MS&T Editor Physics and archaeology are not two fields that one would expect to have much in common. One deals with the cold, unyielding laws of the universe, and the other deals with the mystery and intrigue of the ancient past. Yet once in a blue moon, these two distinct worlds will collide to the benefit of both. Such was the case earlier this month, when cosmic ray byproducts were used to detect a...

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Are Frozen Oceans Hindering Alien Contact?
Nov08

Are Frozen Oceans Hindering Alien Contact?

By Emma Gruner, Staff Writer The possibility of extraterrestrial life in our universe is one that has always enthralled scientists and non-scientists alike. Yet this question is a difficult one to investigate; space is vast, and our knowledge of otherworldly life forms limited. Still, despite the odds being in the aliens’ favor, many hold the belief that if another intelligent, technologically advanced civilization existed, they...

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Research Spotlight: Olivia Peduzzi
Nov07

Research Spotlight: Olivia Peduzzi

By Olivia Peduzzi, Contributing Writer As a first-year science student at Gettysburg College, I frequently heard upperclassmen talking about their research labs and working with professors. I had always dreamed of working in a lab ever since I decided to study science in 8th grade and so I continued to hope that one day I could be like those upperclassmen and do research as well. Well that one day came much sooner than anticipated. I...

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5th Annual X-SIG Poster Presentation
Nov02

5th Annual X-SIG Poster Presentation

By Aphra Murray, MS&T Editor In the spring, over 50 STEM students were awarded fellowships to conduct their research in a chosen department under the supervision of a faculty member. The research ranged from the Chemistry department to the Computer Science department, with many of the students attending conferences throughout the summer to listen to academics in their field present research. On the October 27, over Parents...

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Pesticides Found in Honey Samples Across the Globe
Oct25

Pesticides Found in Honey Samples Across the Globe

By Emma Gruner, Staff Writer The use of pesticides to promote the growth of agricultural products is a common practice. Despite the environmental concerns associated with pesticides, they are generally considered the most efficient method to maximize crop quality and yield. Still, the extent and depth to which pesticides have permeated our global society may come as a shock – according to a recent study, three-quarters of the world’s...

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Cassini Spacecraft Melts Orbiting Saturn
Oct11

Cassini Spacecraft Melts Orbiting Saturn

By Emma Gruner, Staff Writer At 4:55 AM PDT on September 15, hundreds of scientists stood by as their precious, years-long project literally fell to pieces. Tragic as it may sound, the scientists were prepared – they knew this day was coming. Instead of weeping for what was lost, the researchers treasured the knowledge that had been gained, and, like true scientists, they moved on to the next big thing. This “lost project” was none...

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