Lynn's Posts

Science of Fireworks

Every year on the Fourth of July, fireworks light up the usually explosion-less sky with bursts of brilliance, color, and, much to dogs’ chagrin, titanic booms. Fireworks have been...

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How to Have a Productive Summer

As we all stagger out of the testing center after our last final and squint into the bright spring sun, most of us turn our thoughts to relaxing and...

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The Science Behind a Sunburn

One of the things that students look forward to most during the winter semester is the sunshine over spring and summer break. After being cooped up studying all school...

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April Fools’ Day History

America is one of the safest, most secure nations in the world; however, one day a year many Americans, young and old, fear for their sanity on April Fools’...

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Women in Science

After famous mathematician Emily Noether’s death in 1935, Einstein said, “In the judgment of the most competent living mathematicians, Fraulein Noether was the most significant creative mathematical genius thus...

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Sometimes, There is No Pot of Gold

Little leprechauns. Lots of green. Pots of gold. People pinching each other. These are a few signature traits of St. Patrick’s Day. As for the myth that the gold...

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How to Combat Daylight Saving Drowsiness

One of the most dreaded times of year is slowly but surely approaching and no, it’s not finals week. Daylight saving time was originally proposed (in typical satirical manner)...

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Cupid the Chemist

He has little wings and looks like a baby, but Cupid helps adults find their other half. They say Cupid uses arrows to work his magic, but science is...

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Hands-On: In the Classroom

See the Mathematics Education Department in action.

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So You Made It to College: Now What?

You did it; you made it all the way through school, and now the time in your life that always seemed so distant is here. Time to start college!...

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