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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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On Wednesday, Staff Writer Charlie Bonkowsky attended two talks at the Astronomy Department: on binary star systems and their evolution, by Katelyn Breivik, and on high-energy black hole flares, by Bart Ripperda.

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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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Welcome back to Science Fair, Bwog’s weekly roundup of science events happening around campus. As always, email science@bwog.com if you want your event featured.

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A crux of astrophysics is answering the question: How did the universe form? Dr. Statia Cook, an astrophysicist and current Columbia professor, offers a closer look at the latest research in her spotlight series lecture. 

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Bwogger Olivia Mitchell heads to the newest edition of the  Columbia Astronomy Lecture Series to find out why a scientist should never ask a star its age.

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Intoxication for a general requirement we’d rather not fulfill isn’t something foreign to Bwog staff. Last night, one Bwoggie channeled her inner Jenny Slate and got high as the stars for her Astronomy lab. It all started when someone recommended that I watched Jenny Slate talking with Seth Meyers about going to her astronomy lab […]

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You may have read, and enjoyed, last week’s post about going high to First Year English. This week, one of our writers went to First Year English on a different kind of high: pill form. Less smoke, and legal. Bwog would like to note that the writer has a Xanax prescription, and took the medicine […]

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New York-based ballerina Misty Copeland (Principal with American Ballet Theatre), graces the March pages of Harper’s Bazaar with recreations of famous Degas dancer works of art. (Harper’s Bazaar) A few blocks south, old phone booths were replaced with newer, soon-to-be WiFi-equipped phone booths that still look old. Seems fake but ok. (NY Times) If you […]

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Last night in Pupin, the Astronomy Department opened its doors to both the Columbia community and the public for its regular Stargazing and Lecture series event. Bwog has sent writers to cover the last few starry Friday night programs, and this week staffer and Friday Night Lights fan Amara Banks was lucky enough to check […]

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Stargazing, astronomy, science, math, dark matter, and ghost galaxies, all on Friday, November the 13th? Sounds almost too spooky for life. Bwog sent junior staffer and budding astrophysicist Phoebe Newton to last evening’s edition of Columbia Astronomy’s monthly “Stargazing and Lecture Series.” Here’s her overview. Droves of locals and Columbia students gathered last night for […]

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Black holes seem fake, but they’re actually real, visible, and somewhat understandable, thanks to scientists, large telescopes, and lots of math. Bwogger Nadra Rahman attended a biweekly “Stargazing and Lecture series” given by graduate student Shuo Zhang last night in Pupin, titled “Our Monster Black Hole.” Nadra lived to tell the tale (and dish some […]

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