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Sci-Fi Heroine: Brains over brawn — STEM needs priority over athletic programs

Before all of you get up all riled up that I’m going all “Revenge of the Nerds” on our athletic program, I would like to point out that I am a very big supporter of sports teams. I am at every Real Salt Lake home game or at home on my couch screaming at the […]

Winters in Utah increasing in temperature

Climate change has long been a pressing issue to scientists and skiers alike. The heat waves have warmed up Utah’s winters and made them more mild, affecting its ski resorts. “The key, bottom-line thing is, yes, Utah is getting warmer, but you want to be careful about looking at relatively short time periods like the […]

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Adam vs. atom: Nye, Ham debate science and creationism

By David Prete Armed with his television personality and famous bow tie, award-winning science educator Bill Nye, better known as the Science Guy, faced off on Tuesday against young-Earth creationist and Christian author Ken Ham in a debate that has both the scientific and religious communities abuzz. The two-and-a-half-hour event, which was held at Kentucky’s […]

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Sci-Fi Heroine: The science of love

It’s that time of year when the stores are packed full of red, pink and white decorations, hearts and fluffy things that make you want to throw up unicorns. This year has left me wondering exactly how someone really knows they’re in love. There are online tests out there that you take, but we either vehemently […]

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By David Prete Before the Science Lab had walls, the Dee Events Center had a foundation and the Stewart Bell Tower had ticked its first tock, a younger though equally ambitious Ronald Galli answered the call to build a physics department from scratch. The year was 1963, and Weber State College had just transitioned from […]

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The atmospheres of planets, including Earth’s, can help scientists discover more about what the planet has to offer. Weber State University physics professor John Armstrong presented “A Natural History of Air” on Jan. 29. Armstrong began the evening discussing time and gave a demonstration. He instructed the members of the audience to hold their breath […]

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