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New link found between ion concentrations and sleeping state

May 5, 2016

By Roxanne Lee Staff Writer Researchers reported on April 29 that it is changes in ion concentrations, and not nerve cell activity, that switch the brain between its waking and sleeping states. The study, conducted by Ding et al., focu...

Working women

April 14, 2016

By Carson Norwood Staff Writer By this point, most of us have heard of—and probably heard arguments about—the gender wage gap. Is it real? Can it be explained away? Is someone just making up numbers to give us something new...

Unique fossil captures spider’s 99-million-year-old erection

February 11, 2016

By Jillian Jennett Staff Writer A 99-million-year old ancestor of the harvestman spider, better known as the “Daddy Longlegs,” was fossilized in amber and all it got was a perfectly preserved, fully erect penis. The spider...

Editorial: Simmons students lack funding for academic conferences

January 27, 2016

The benefits of conference attendance for students are numerous, especially for students in research-focused disciplines, such as psychology, computer science, biology, chemistry, and so on. Students who make conference presentations...

Letter to the Editor

December 2, 2015

Dear Editors, Microaggressions are a public health problem. The term “microaggression” suggests that they are small things, things that can be shrugged aside. In a 2010 book, Derald Wing Sue defined them as “brief and commonplace...

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