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The seasons have changed and it is time for the annual migration of monarch butterflies. After traveling hundreds of miles from their natal grounds, most of the monarchs living in the Western United States will spend the winter nestled in eucalyptus trees along the California coast. Those in the...

Who would have thought that science really had so much to do with aging?  Not me, until I read this article from sciencenews.org. They explain that while there is still a hearty debate regarding what the true cause of aging is, scientist do have some good theories to follow up on.  One...

Recently, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver ran a special segment on the nature of scientific research and how it is reported in the media. Oliver discusses the importance of not just reading the headlines of a science story, or even the article/press release, but actually looking at the...

Science is a Verb: Homemade Agar

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs are excited to the latest installment of its video blog series, Science is a Verb. CWI faculty share some of their favorite experiments, as well as tips and tricks for bringing science to life. In...

Science is a Verb: Cell Phone Microscope

College of Western Idaho’s (CWI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs are excited to introduce a new video blog series, Science is a Verb. CWI faculty share some of their favorite experiments, as well as tips and tricks for bringing science to life. In this episode,...

Science is a Verb: Will it sink or float

CWI's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics programs are excited to introduce a new video blog series, Science is a Verb.

“Take two aspirin and call me in the morning” is saying that has been around for as long as we know, but let’s pause for a moment and consider what it would mean if we didn’t have access to drugs such as aspirin.  Aspirin is used to treat pain, fever, inflammation,...

Yesterday, the internet exploded (as it does regularly) over an infographic about what a can of coke does to the human body after consumption. The original post was created by the website www.therenegadepharmacist.com. Unsurprisingly, fact...

If you are like me, you’ve probably seen the (relatively) new milk commercials that have the 5 point promise...which is why of course it is the best…and you should buy it.  Now the claims may be true, but what they don’t tell you—It is also true of most of the milk...

Designer babies..?  Pet dinosaurs..?  Most people would brush-off these ideas as mere science-fiction fantasies.  But let’s explore the possibilities---Are these technologies actually achievable and teetering on the cusp of reality? 

Even the most progressive...

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