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Gateway makes science sweeter with Candy Chemistry

Gateway makes science sweeter with Candy Chemistry

Amelia Storm

March 24, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

This Friday and Saturday, the Gateway Science museum will host a sweet event. Literally. Every week the museum hosts an, “Investigation Station;” an activity featuring hands-on labs aimed at engaging the community and making science a fun experience. Do to the upcoming Easter holiday, t...

Astrology is bullshit, but we can still have fun

Astrology is bullshit, but we can still have fun

William Rein

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Astrology is fake. This statement shouldn’t be unfamiliar to you. Either it is a fact that you are aware of or it is a common criticism of a belief you hold. But even though accepting this is necessary to be rational and functional, it doesn’t mean astrology itself is useless.You can have fun wit...

‘Grossology’ exhibit takes different approach to bodily functions

‘Grossology’ exhibit takes different approach to bodily functions

January 27, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Previews, Showcase

On Saturday, Jan. 16 the Gateway Science Museum opened a new exhibit influenced by the science book series “Grossology.”   “Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body,” the children's book series written by Sylvia Branzei teamed up with Advanced Animations to create the 2,500-square-f...

Professor pioneers research on repurposing biodiesel waste

Professor pioneers research on repurposing biodiesel waste

Nick Bragg

April 15, 2015


Filed under Features

With more than 200 million gallons of glycerol waste produced each year from manufacturing biodiesel, the process of disposing of this hazardous byproduct can be a sticky business. Lisa Ott, a Chico State chemistry professor, has been engaging in innovative research to turn the glycerol waste ...

TED talks provide free, fascinating education

TED talks provide free, fascinating education

Kevin Crittenden

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everybody wants to think of the next big thing. Fortunately, the pursuit of quality knowledge doesn’t need to be as boring as heavy reading. TED talks offer a wide range of remarkable stories that once can watch.For those who haven’t heard of TED, the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment & Des...

Science can still save us

Science can still save us

Kevin Crittenden

January 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Although science and technology have shaped our society, there is a dangerous lack of understanding of science’s role as a way of thinking and living. The innate curiosity that makes us human, the desire to know why things are the way they are, is beaten out of us by scared teachers or squelched b...

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