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Synthesis to Degradation: Building a Chemical Database

Synthesis to Degradation: Building a Chemical Database

Imagine every known chemical and compound: ammonia, ethanol, pure water, diamond ­­— the list goes on. Yet every day more chemicals are discovered and registered with the American Chemical Society’s…

NASA’s Cassini Uncovers Lost Seas Within Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

NASA’s Cassini Uncovers Lost Seas Within Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

NASA announced last week that its Cassini spacecraft uncovered the existence of a large body of water underneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. Enceladus has been a…

Researchers Develop Self-Regenerating Muscles That Can Survive Cobra Venom, Grow in Mice

Researchers Develop Self-Regenerating Muscles That Can Survive Cobra Venom, Grow in Mice

Researchers at Duke University recently engineered a muscle bundle that mirrors naturally-occurring muscle — they proved it by inserting it into a mouse and watching the muscle grow through a…

Snowy Plovers Cuddling Up For Start of Nesting Season

Snowy Plovers Cuddling Up For Start of Nesting Season

Spring is a time of renewal, and as our university community enters a fresh spring quarter, our beach cohabitants, the Western Snowy Plover, also embark on a period of transition…

There’s a Latte Ways Caffeine Can Affect You

There’s a Latte Ways Caffeine Can Affect You

One-third of the world’s population consumes coffee on a regular basis. The average American drinks three cups of coffee a day. Many people — especially college students — indulge in…