Emma Flickinger

Class of 2019


  • TRAPPIST-1 planets could have huge amounts of water

    Astronomers believe that some of the Earth-sized planets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1 may be partially made of water. Though researchers usually point to planets with water as likely places to find life, the TRAPPIST-1 planets may actually have too much water to sustain life — more than 250 times as much water as Earth.

    SciTech | March 26, 2018
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    Kids are starting to picture scientists as women

    A review of children’s drawings of scientists over the past 52 years suggests that more North American children are imagining scientists as women.

    SciTech | March 26, 2018
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    Amateur astronomer discovers supernova

    When observing the night sky with a telescope, the chances of witnessing the beginning of a supernova are between 1 in 10 million and 1 in 100 million. Amateur astronomer and locksmith Víctor Buso beat the odds when, while trying out a new camera, he captured a photo of a gigantic star beginning to die.

    SciTech | February 26, 2018
  • Genetic matches for the Taino found in modern Caribbeans

    Members of the Taino culture, indigenous to the Caribbean, have maintained their cultural history for hundreds of years through oral tradition. It is believed that the Taino were the Indians present on the coast of America when Christopher Columbus "discovered" it in 1492. After 50 years of living together, the relationships between the Taino and the colonizers began to crumble, and the Taino popu...

    SciTech | February 26, 2018
  • Scientists study spread of flu across college campuses

    Getting sick with the flu can disrupt your entire schedule. Yet sick students still regularly show up to class, work, and meetings, potentially putting everyone around them at risk for illness. You might find yourself heading to the doctor’s office because of a classmate — or was it your roommate? Or your teaching assistant? Or someone you sat next to on the bus?

    SciTech | February 19, 2018

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