Environmental Studies Students Enjoy Their Time In The Field · News · Keene State College

Tate Fairbank ’24 would jump at a chance to go to the moon to research its geology and formation. But for now, environmental field research in other interesting places, like Alaska or Antarctica, or a fossil dig somewhere in the middle of nowhere will do. A recently completed internship could be a seminal step on … Read more

How is Neutron Activation Analysis Used in Geological Studies?

Neutron activation analysis, or NAA, is a promising technique that has recently found employment in the field of medicine. It is also important for geological sciences. The method has been used to study geological formations around the world, thermal springs, precious stones, and archaeological objects. Image Credit: Stephen Barnes / Shutterstock.com What is Neutron Activation … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Studies the Wild Winds of Jezero Crater

The[{” attribute=””>Mars rover’s weather sensors witnessed daily whirlwinds and more while studying the Red Planet. During its first couple of hundred days in Jezero Crater, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover saw some of the most intense dust activity ever witnessed by a mission sent to the Red Planet’s surface. Not only did the rover detect hundreds … Read more

Being Predictable Is The Key to Nurturing Your Child’s Brain Development

Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how your brain matures and how you behave as an adult. But figuring out why this happens has been difficult. Over the past 15 years, my team and I have been studying child brain development to … Read more

Sharing a Bed With Your Partner Could Have Unexpected Sleep Benefits, Study Finds

Even in the depths of sleep, your brain is not completely shut off from those around you. The sound of snoring, the tugging of blankets, and the bumping of limbs are all registering on some level, and yet far from interrupting your sleep, new research suggests sharing a bed could actually make you feel like … Read more

Massive New Study Confirms Being Tall Puts You at Risk of a Bunch of Diseases

Standing head and shoulders above the crowd has its perks – but those extra inches can come at a cost. According to a new study, being tall is fundamentally associated with a number of diseases, from varicose veins to peripheral nerve damage. An international team of researchers compared measures of height, both genetic and physical, … Read more

Tasia Theoharis, political science and international & global studies

In this series, Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences is shining the spotlight on distinguished members of the Class of 2022 from a wide array of disciplines. Tasia Theoharis, an Elon College Fellow double majoring in political science and international and global studies, is one of six members of the Class of 2022 … Read more

There May Be an Optimal Time of Day For Exercise, But It’s Not The Same For Everybody

Exercise is good for you no matter the time of day, but a new randomized control trial has found breaking a sweat in the morning and the evening might target different parts of the body and mind. Over the course of 12 weeks, 27 healthy and active women and 20 healthy and active men participated … Read more

Minneapolis’ Aim Academy of Science and Technology Selects Discovery Education to Support Science and Social Studies

SILVER SPRING, MD (Thursday, May 26, 2022)—The Aim Academy of Science and Technology in Minneapolis, MN, today announced it has selected Discovery Education – the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place— to support science and social studies instruction in all grades. In collaboration with Discovery Education, Aim Academy … Read more