Seriously, Science: What lava flows can tell us about Earth’s history

Joe Biasi, a geology graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, explains how lava flows can tell us about Earth’s history.

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University at Buffalo’s Tracy Gregg on creating a more diverse STEM field

Professor Tracy Gregg, the guest at Pomona College’s 39th Woodford-Eckis Lectureship last week, is paving the way for women in STEM. As the first woman hired in the geology department at the University at Buffalo, she said she has dealt with her fair share of gender discrimination, but ultimately worked

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Frigid polar vortex takes over Midwest, but climate change might not be to blame

Many 5C students lamented the cold weather and rain that hit Claremont and the surrounding Los Angeles area this week. And although 50 degrees and cloud cover is unusual for Southern California, no one has been hit harder by the elements this January than those living in the Midwest or

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Teacher, student, and researcher: Susanna Barrett is a combination of all three

Susanna Barrett SC ’19 has always been interested in DNA. This love developed at a young age, when Barrett was able to engage in DNA research as a high school student. Now a senior at Scripps College, Barrett has spent her time on campus working on her biochemistry major, in

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Connecting chemistry and the arts: Gillian Holzer explores Margaret Fowler Garden’s wall painting

Gillian Holzer SC ’19 has a passion for art history. As an intern for Zebala & Partners this past summer, she was able to explore this passion further and combine it with another love: chemistry. “I took an upper division art history course my first semester and general chemistry, and

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Is ‘Pseudonocardia’ the next superhero?

At the W.M. Keck Science Department, professor Ethan Van Arnam’s lab is working with real-life superheroes. Located on the second floor in a newly remodeled lab, members of this group work with leaf-cutter ants. While these insects might not seem particularly exciting, the bacteria that grows on their backs are

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