Calvin College Chimes

Accident leads to discovery of plastic eating worms

Sadie Burgher

May 5, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

Many of the world’s greatest scientific breakthroughs happened in laboratories, but every so often, curious discoveries are fueled by chance. A recent example of such a discovery — caterpillars who can chew and potentially...

New app provides resources to survivors of sexual assault

Sadie Burgher

April 21, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

"One in five women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college,” according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Such statistics may seem unbelievable to some, but to survivors of sexual assault, they...

Apology

Apology

April 7, 2017

Filtration capacity of seagrass meadows discovered

Dena De Kryger

February 24, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

A recent study out of Cornell University focused on seagrass meadows in the Indo-Pacific  has given rise to a new environmental battle cry: “Save the seagrass!” Marine biologist Dr. C. Drew Harvell and post-doctoral resea...

Alumni lauded for work in Burundi

Emily Joy Stroble

February 24, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

Thousands of people in Kibuye, Burundi will receive desperately needed surgeries and medical care thanks to New York philanthropists Mark and Erica Gerson, and the work of Calvin graduates Dr. Jason and Heather Fader, who serve...

Mineral spotlight: Autunite

Daniel Blakemore

February 24, 2017

Filed under Science & Technology

Autunite is a wonderful mineral for several reasons. First and most obviously is the distinctive bright lime-green color and unusual rectangular tabular crystal habit it can achieve — resembling sheets in a book. Autunite is...