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Sexual encounters, the shared kind

Deborah Wilber February 23, 2019

It was a playback of the 1985 film “The Breakfast Club.” We weren’t in detention, but we were sharing secrets. A late night in the newsroom had led us to the joint disclosure of sexual...

NEW YORK - JUNE 7: American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson attends an FYC event for National Geographics StarTalk at Metrograph on June 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Anthony Behar/National Geographic/PictureGroup/Sipa USA)

Science idols inspire Wildcat faculty

Zac Watts November 15, 2018

Like any professional endeavor, good science is often the result of collaboration, mentorship and inspiration. Sometimes, these influencers are prominent scientists, sometimes personal mentors. Dr....

Devan Rogers stands next to his poster about biofuel at the Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair at Weber State University in Spring 2015. WSUSA Senate met to discuss the funding of the science fair on Feb. 13. (The Signpost Archives)

Senate decides to help high school competition

Chris Nichols February 15, 2017

The Weber State University Student Association Senate met on Feb. 13 and discussed Senate funding of an upcoming high school science and engineering competition.The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair...

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Science Weekly: Butterflies remove their spots

Kellie Plumhof June 27, 2016

As a kid, I loved to color butterflies for two reasons. First, they were simple to draw without much skill. Second, I could design their wings with endless variations of colors, spots and shapes.Now, researchers...

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Fish species discovered walking on walls

Kellie Plumhof March 29, 2016

A team of researchers from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have discovered that a species of fish in Thailand have the unique ability to walk and climb waterfalls in a similar fashion to...

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Skin cells turned into cancer hunters

Kellie Plumhof March 2, 2016

The world of medical science broke into new territory this week as researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center turned skin cells into...

Caption: New research reveals cells communicate with each other before moving in the body.  (Source: Tribune News Service)

Science Weekly: Neighbor cells get chatty

Kellie Plumhof January 26, 2016

For most people, it's not unheard of to scout out information about a neighborhood before moving there. This can be accomplished in many ways, but perhaps the most effective is just talking to the...

Start with baking potatoes to make the best creamy mashed potatoes. (Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Science Weekly: Taste with your brain, not your tongue

Kellie Plumhof December 17, 2015

With Thanksgiving approaching it's no surprise that food is on many our minds. Those gathered around the table on Thursday will taste food that is sweet, salty and everything in between. It has...

Evidence shows Utah as a Triassic park

Chris Sessions October 26, 2015

Most folks know what dinosaurs are. Thanks to the movies, most also know that some of them lived during the Jurassic period. Ironically enough, most of the dinosaurs from the movies actually lived in...

Weber State students act to preserve species

Christopher Murphy October 8, 2015

  The Nature Conservancy will be hosting a milkweed planting event this upcoming Saturday with Weber State University students. The event will take place at The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve,...

Science Weekly: New robot design is almost huggable

July 9, 2015

When someone says the word robot, it is most likely that you will think of a shiny, metal automaton that is solid to the touch. You may not think of a squishy, soft robot that looks almost huggable. Well,...

'The World Won't Stop Without You'

June 28, 2015

We have a problem. Actually, we have several, but one in particular prevents us from dealing with the others. We refuse to be appropriately concerned about the environment. Not all of us, of course,...

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