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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Talk Nerdy To Me: Senior Science Major Panel
Oct07

Talk Nerdy To Me: Senior Science Major Panel

By Aphra Murray, MS&T Editor On Wednesday, September 27, Biosphere and Sceptical Chymists co-sponsored a panel for senior science majors. The purpose of the panel was to give other students a chance to listen to the research experiences and overall college experience of soon to be graduates in the science department. The panel was composed of seniors Jenny Giannini, Julia Palmucci, Rich Gawel and Jenna DeCurzio. There was a good...

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