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Imagine Dragons find their ‘time’

September 24, 2012

From humble beginnings playing cover songs at local casinos to a nomination at the MTV Video Music Awards, Las Vegas-based indie-rock quartet Imagine Dragons may seem like an overnight success. But after t...

Diamond in the Rough: The undocumented history of baseball at Columbia

By Lindsey Woods

February 27, 2012

Digging through Columbia’s archives, one finds hints of a baseball team: a brief mention in The Chronicle, a passing note on the website or just whispers in the hallway from students who know a friend of a friend who may have been on the fabled baseball team. But the championship flag of 2004 that once hung in the basement of the Alexandroff Campus Center, 600 S. Michigan Ave., has disappeared.The archives don’t tell the story ...

Formaldehyde linked to origins of life

By Katy Nielsen

April 11, 2011

Scientists say the poisonous chemical formaldehyde, widely used in embalming and preserving biological specimens, may have helped create the organic compounds that led to the development of life on Earth.The discovery of the link between formaldehyde and chemicals that gave rise to life was made by researchers George Cody, Conel Alexander and Larry Nittler, of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., who ...

College Council prepares for its end

By Amanda Murphy

April 4, 2011

At what may be one of the last meetings of the College Council, two new groups were presented as the solution to replacing the council when it dissolves.The main topic discussed at the April 1 meeting in 1104 Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave. was the successor to the council, which will disband by Thanksgiving 2011, according to Theater Department Chair John Green.Taking its place will be the new Faculty Senate which will handle ac...

White Sox pick up option on Ozzie Guillen’s contract for 2012

By Etheria Modacure

January 21, 2011

White Sox fans won’t have to worry about seeing Ozzie Guillen manage any place else any time soon because the team picked up his option for 2012. Guillen has been the manager for the White Sox since 2004 and has won two division titles and a World Series championship on the South Side.General Manager Ken Willams, who helped land designated hitter Adam Dunn, re-sign first baseman Paul Konerko and catcher AJ Pierzynski, annou...

New life found in Petri dish, not flying saucer

By Stephanie Saviola

December 6, 2010

NASA announced the discovery of a new life form that can survive on the toxic chemical, arsenic on Dec. 2. The profound breakthrough shows that scientists have only begun to unravel the complexities of life outside of what we havepreviously known.Astrobiology researchers funded by NASA discovered a strand of bacteria pulled from Mono Lake, Calif. that can grow and reproduce on arsenic. Up until this discovery, all Earth life ...

Recognizing comics as art

By Luke Wilusz

November 1, 2010

While comic books certainly feature a heavy emphasis on artwork, they haven’t traditionally been viewed as fine art. Their pages are rarely seen displayed in museums or art galleries for the enjoyment of art connoisseurs. Two local comic shop owners have started a crusade to change that, and the support they’ve received is overwhelming.Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush, co-owners of Challengers Comics & Conversation, 1845 N. Western Ave....

Boeing plans are out of this world

By BenitaZepeda

October 7, 2010

I’ve often looked up into the sky at night and wondered what exactly it’s like outside of our atmosphere. Sure, I can look at NASA’s website, watch videos online and, of course, I can always watch the countless blockbuster films about space—“Armageddon” was real, right…? But I imagine, nothing can compare to taking a closer look at the depths of our universe first-hand.Luckily, for all the people who are tir...

Asteroid defense strategies should be taken seriously, receive funding

By Lauren Kelly

February 15, 2010

An expert panel announced on Jan. 22 that due to lack of government funding, NASA will miss its congressional deadline to track and survey near-Earth asteroids by 2020. According to the National Research Council Report, “Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies,” there is not enough time to map all of these objects in the sky by the specified deadline.This news illustrates an on...

NASA mission finds water on the Moon

LCROSS spacecraft with Centaur Stage

By By Wikinews

November 14, 2009

"The argument that the moon is a dry, desolate place no longer holds water," says a press release from NASA. A Moon mission launched by the agency has confirmed the presence of water on the moon. The discovery comes...

One small step for man … one giant leap into debt

By Lauren Kelly

October 19, 2009

When President Barack Obama announced the U.S. budget for fiscal year 2010 this past May, he allocated $18.7 billion for NASA projects, which is a five percent increase from 2009. Of those funds, $3.5 billion will be put toward the newest NASA mission—a return trip to the moon called Constellation. The mission would put humans back on the moon by 2020, possibly establishing a lunar base.I’m not sure if this is a valid...

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