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Hacking DNA

Assumption College Undergraduate

Imagine a 3D printer that printed living organisms instead of an object made of plastic or metal. Imagine a tree growing a non-living material just as naturally as it pushes roots or spreads its branches. Sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, right? Cue synthetic biology. In just the last few years, biologists, […]

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October 31st, 2014

Posted in Biology

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Connection between putting down electronics and emotional intelligence, what it means for educators

Assumption College Undergraduate

Every Assumption education major, current teacher and parent of an elementary-aged child in this digital generation understands the concept of continuous partial attention – the process of paying attention to multiple things at once, and how it affects overall comprehension of conversation, emotion and information. A new study by researchers at the Children’s Digital Media […]

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October 29th, 2014

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Your Brain on Fitness

Assumption College Undergraduate

Anybody who has ever finished a sprint around the track, scored a touchdown, or landed a cartwheel knows the positive thinking, clarity and joy that can come after good exercise. And every year, research reaffirms that brain science influences these positive effects, and just how far exercise can take us. The production of new brain […]

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October 23rd, 2014

Posted in Psychology

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Choosing a Business Major at Assumption That’s Right for You

Assumption College Undergraduate

You may have always known that a business degree was the right choice for you, but deciding your specialization within your business major — whether it’s accounting or marketing or another — may require some more deliberation. Beyond the personal factors that influence your decision, degree-relevant data on current market hiring might be an additional […]

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October 21st, 2014

Posted in Business

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4.0 at your fingertips: Smart phone apps for Biology students

Assumption College Undergraduate

Most students are not using their smart phones to their full potential. While we can get consumed for hours with the latest social media or addicting game, smart phones also provide us with access to some excellent apps built to manage that time, and that can provide support to college studies. This list features some […]

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October 10th, 2014

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The newest buzz in coffee science

Assumption College Undergraduate

The science of the processes of plants and genetics and mutations is a growing field in Biology. Assumption College offers Biology courses in topics like Botany and Organic Evolution – how plants such as coffee have evolved organically. In the United States, $40 billion a year is spent on coffee and the average American drinks […]

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October 7th, 2014

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Psychology’s role in Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

Assumption College Undergraduate

Have you ever thought about all of the research that goes into the way we interact with computers? Even how you’re interacting with this blog right now—from your eyes’ movements around the page to the way you react to its design—has been thought about and skillfully crafted. As technology evolves and big data grows, the […]

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October 2nd, 2014

Posted in Psychology

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