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Voyager 1 Thrusters Fired After 37 Years

This undated file artist's rendering shows one of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft. NASA says the long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft hurtling toward the edge of the solar system has reached another milestone. Since 2004, the unmanned probe has been exploring a region of space where the solar wind slows abruptly and crashes into the thin gas between stars. NASA said Monday that recent readings show the solar wind has slowed to zero, meaning the spacecraft is getting ever closer to the solar system's edge. (AP Photo/NASA, File)

Anna Levin, Reporter

January 3, 2018

The first man-made object ever to make it to interstellar space has been dormant for 37 years, until now. For the last 40 years, the Voyager 1 has been floating through space, communicating information back to NASA. With the use of thrusters, the spacecraft can be turned and oriented so that an ant...

Pepsico Orders 100 Tesla Semi Trucks

Robert Sterner, Advisor

December 18, 2017

Pepsico placed the largest order to date with a deposit on 100 of Tesla’s newly unveiled all electric semi trucks. Pepsico joins Walmart and Anheuser-Bush in placing large pre-orders for the Tesla Semis. A deposit of $20,000 per vehicle was reported by Reuters. With the full cost of the Tesla Semi ranging ...

FCC repeals net neutrality

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 15, 2017

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2. In 2015, during Obama’s administration, the net neutrality law was passed to protect Americans from internet companies forcing users to pay to use higher quality services. Now, the Trump administration is preparing ...

How biofuels will change the future

A harvester chops rows of corn, filling a truckload in Topsham, Maine, on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010. In 2013, 40% of corn production in the United States went towards the refinement of ethanol. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

Alex Elchev, Section Editor

December 11, 2017

How will the world power the cities of tomorrow? The United States alone uses almost 20 million barrels of oil every day, and along with coal and natural gas, it provides 85% of of the energy used around the country, according to the federal Energy Information Administration. While these sour...

How to beat the common cold

As cold and flu season approaches, experts have tips on how to stay healthy. Once someone is sick, there are a number of tricks experts have to getting better faster. (Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

November 30, 2017

Every mother in the world has told their kids “put on your jacket or you’ll get a cold,” and science says there may be something to the old wives tale. Though the actual sickness of the cold and flu is caused by a virus, a recent study has found that the temperature may affect how liabl...

Amazon launches Amazon Key

In this file photo from Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, an employee packages a product at the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J.. On Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, Amazon said that it will launch a new service in November that will let delivery people inside homes to drop off packages. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Anna Levin, Reporter

November 29, 2017

Ordering packages online could now be more convenient than ever, for the small price of people’s privacy. With new advancements in technology being developed everyday, technology companies like Google and Amazon are now seeking permissions to embed themselves deeper into the lives of their consumer...

Fear factor: how horror attractions make you afraid

Fear factor: how horror attractions make you afraid

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

October 31, 2017

Popular horror attractions might not be as scary as they seem. As Halloween draws near, many people go to horror attractions. This spooky form of entertainment uses science to induce fear by triggering the human fight or flight reflex through sight, sound, and smell. Visually, fear stems fr...

New studies support coffee’s health benefits

Here shown is a cappuccino with a “trendy” design made within the foam. Coffee “art” is a growing trend in metropolitan areas. (Vivian Evans/ CC BY-SA 2.0)

Anna Levin, Reporter

October 17, 2017

The long debate over coffee’s effects may be finally over. School has officially started for students all across the nation. That means waking up earlier, going to bed later trying to get work done, and drinking coffee. Several new studies have found several long-term benefits to drinking coffee. ...

Are you being watched?

The brain processes information that we do not even realize we have seen. This allowed very tiny visual cues to alert us that someone may be watching. (Flickr/CC BY 2.0)

Kieri Karpa, Layout Manager

October 12, 2017

Your hair stands on end. Your skin begins to crawl. You feel eyes on you... Or do you? The “feeling” of being watched is a common trope in Hollywood horror films and shows. However, it has been studied as a scientific phenomena for a little over a century.  In that time, science has revealed that...

Apple Announces iPhone 8, X

The iPhone X, shown above, will cost $999 and was announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook at an Apple Special Event in Cupertino, CA on September 12, 2017. (Apple)

Alex Elchev, Science and Technology Editor

September 17, 2017

The tech giant officially revealed their yearly flagship devices on September 12, 2017. At an Apple Special Event in Cupertino, California, Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's new devices. The long-anticipated iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were announced, along with the third line of Apple Watch device...

International Lefthanders Day celebrated on August 13

The hands of a woman present a left turning (counter clockwise) watch on her arm in Berlin, 11 August 2003. 13 August celebrates the 'International Left-handed Day' which was first introduced by Dean R Campbell from the US in 1976. He had founded the 'Lefthanders International', which is the first worldwide association for left-handed people. 13 August 1976 was a Friday which was a deliberate choice by Campbell in order to remind that both, the infamous date and being left-handed, have been wrongly related to superstitious beliefs. (AP Photo/Michael Hanschke)

Joel Neuschwander, Section Editor

August 13, 2017

Lefties finally have their day. Only about ten percent of the world is left handed, but on August 13th, southpaws everywhere will celebrate the 42nd annual International Lefthanders Day. The holiday has been observed since 1976 by many lefthanders, but it was made official by Lefthanders Intern...

Five Ways to Limit Environmental Impact in Summer

Debris and standing water collect at the outflow of the creek that drains into the ocean from Santa Monica Canyon, at Will Rogers State Beach in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006. Seven years ago, a federal consent decree set in motion a process to clean up some of the nation's most popular beaches rimming Santa Monica Bay, waters polluted with a brew of contaminants from animal droppings to fertilizer. The 13 cities that surround the bay were given until July to do something about the pollution or pay big daily fines. However, the deadline has passed and many of the beaches still aren't clean, prompting the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board to consider ways to make enforcement easier. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Anna Levin, Reporter

June 10, 2017

Five ways anyone can limit their environmental impact, simple. With summer coming up and school letting out, it’s time for people all over to let loose and relax. Whether it be going to the beach, going on a picnic, or simply relaxing at home, it seems like everyone is trying to get their fix of...

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