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The problem haunting America: ghosts

Do you believe in ghosts? Several polls and surveys done by a variety of sources reveal that the majority of Americans do. We are surrounded by a handful...

How to get yourself a real mummy for Halloween

This past Fall Break, I made a visit to New York’s Metropolitan Museum, which is home to a massive collection of ancient Egyptian archeological artifacts,...

Mind-controlling fungus and the creation of zombie ants

Imagine this: a parasite has wormed its way into your body, making you a puppet. After several days of torture, you climb up the stem of a plant and are...

Math Victor M. Bearg lecture: Creating numbers out of nothing

On Thursday, I had the pleasure of sitting in on Carnegie Mellon alumnus Manil Suri’s “thesis defense.” Well, it wasn’t exactly a thesis defense; that’s...

Dava Newman talks Mars exploration and comunication

In a recent talk for the Center for Arts and Society and their Planetary Hospitality mission, Dr. Dava Newman visited Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Newman’s contributions...

The truth behind Halloween candy horror stories

Every Halloween, the same questions surface: Is eating Halloween candy safe? Should I be checking Halloween candy for signs of tampering? If so, how?...

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