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“Thrilling” gene explored

MICHELLE D’SOUZA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDITOR As the Olympics reach its midpoint, events such as moguls, slalom and half pipe leave spectators wondering how these athletes can even venture to…

Sweet treats prove harmful to dogs

JILL GARZON ADVERTISING MANAGER It is common knowledge among most dog owners that chocolate is not good for their dogs. Chocolate, aka a favorite snack for most humans, can cause…

Google Fiber expands its reach

34 new cities considered for Google Fiber LOUIS BALZANI STAFF WRITER The fiber Internet market is about to get a little more crowded. Google announced its intention yesterday to explore…

General motor’s small city car looks for big city sales

MATTHEW CORSO STAFF WRITER Small cars and Americans do not seem like they go together — until now. Unstable oil prices and a shaky economy have more people than ever…

Twitch popularity rises

LOUIS BALZANI STAFF WRITER When thinking about the most popular websites in the U.S., massive services like Google and Netflix probably come to mind. However, a relatively new player in…

Facebook celebrates its tenth birthday

MICHELLE D’SOUZA SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY EDITOR Facebook has become a facet of many people’s everyday lives. Although there are the few who do not use the social media site, most…

Reindeer eyes change color as holiday season approaches

ERIKA SARNO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT Any child with an imagination can most certainly describe the legendary phenomenon of the color change that takes place in the olfactory organ of…

Logging out: balancing technology and life

COMMENTARY BY LOUIS BALZANI d technology are slowly taking over our lives. Desktops and laptops are more powerful and accessible than ever before. The smartphones in our pockets connect us…

Apple omits iWork features

LOUIS BALZANI STAFF WRITER The release of Mac OS X Mavericks marked something of a turning point for Apple. The company broke ground by making its new operating system, the…

Volkswagen tries to revive diesel cars with 2013 Jetta

MATTHEW CORSO STAFF WRITER In Europe, people have been driving cars with diesel engines for decades; however, here in the U.S., overseas diesel passenger vehicles are a lot less popular…