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Mineral spotlight: Autunite

Mineral spotlight: Autunite

February 24, 2017

Mineral spotlight: Ice

Daniel Blakemore

February 3, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

It is about that time in the winter season when the warmth of the holidays has worn off, and those of us in Michigan are left with the cold and snow for a couple more months. Roads and walkways remain slippery, and the air is...

Doomsday clock moved up

Jon Gorter

February 3, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

Board members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists met recently to make a prediction. Their subject? The end of the world. The board — comprised of renowned physicists, environmental scientists and experts of national and glo...

Mineral Spotlight: Pigeonite

Daniel Blakemore

January 11, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

Pigeonite is a common rock forming mineral that belongs to the pyroxene mineral group.  Pyroxenes are silicate minerals with varying amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium, and the pigeonite member has low calcium with relatively...

Earthquake devastates Kaikoura, New Zealand

Sadie Burgher

January 11, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand on Nov. 14, with the small, coastal town of Kaikoura receiving the maximum, highly destructive release of energy, affecting both residents and the abundant marine...