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Science, Health & Education

The Science of Fireworks

June 17, 2015 by |

Historical information tells us that Americans used fireworks – or pyrotechnics – to celebrate our nation’s birthday beginning when we turned one. Watching a fireworks display, we often don’t think about the science behind it and instead enjoy the lights, colors, sounds, shapes and effects. But what makes up those components? Associate professor Chris Kim

The reality of concussions

January 23, 2015 by |

It is a scenario that can happen any day of the week to any athlete, young or old, and in any sport – a head concussion. National statistics show that an estimated 3.8 million concussions occur each year as a result of sport and physical activity. 58% of all emergency room visits in children ages

Tales of Two Colors: Red vs. Blue Tilted Gravitational Waves

May 12, 2014 by Ali Nayeri, Ph.D., & Sheri Ledbetter |

On March 17, a team of astrophysicists announced the physics of what happened in the first one trillionth, of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second after the so-called Big Bang. The American team – also known as BICEP2 – announced these findings of what the science community calls the detection of primordial gravitational waves. As scientists rush to confirm these

The Geopolitical Implications of the Southern Energy Corridor Conference

May 5, 2014 by |

Please join us on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Southern California’s Town & Gown Hall to discuss: “The Geopolitical Implications of the Southern Energy Corridor” Presented by Chapman University’s Center for Global Education and the Pacific Council of International Policy Eurasia Members Committee Co-Sponsored by Turkish

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