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Say Hello to the Multiverse

Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Hello? Is there anybody else out there? Our universe does not solely exist on its own, according to an extraordinary claim that has captivated cosmologists.  If you’ve become a fan of science fiction then most likely you’ve come across this theory before. The idea is that within this thing we’ve labeled time and space, there are ...

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Smell-o-vision

(Photo Cred: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology.) Written by: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Consumers never seem to be satisfied with the current wave of technology. Always wanting more, wanting it better, faster and more convenient. The generation seems to want to be purely immersed in whatever it is their listening to, playing, or in this case watching. Japanese researchers from the ...

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NCAA bracket picks: Who are you?

Written by: Neil Frawley With conference tournaments raging on and selection Sunday only days away, excitement grows. And at 7pm, once all conference tourneys have ended and all 68 teams have been announced, the madness can and will ensue. And when it does, the focus of the sports world will once again turn to the brackets as hopeful souls look ...

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Zombies, a reality

Written By: Ivey Ingalls-Rubin Zombies, a horror fantasy among this generation has had an enormous effect through-out the media. From video games to movies, survival kits and endless blogs, the concept of “zombies” have taken over the youth with as much hunger and widespread infestation as an actual zombie apocalypse. So exactly how probable and possible is a zombie occurrence ...

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VSU geared up for first-round of tourney

written by: Shane Thomas No. 7 Valdosta State (15-11) takes on No. 2 West Alabama (14-6) in Game A of the Gulf South Conference tournament Thursday. Reminiscent of last season, the Blazers enter the conference tournament having lost their last two regular season games. VSU lost to Christian Brothers 90-73 in the regular season finale. Thursday’s opening game will be ...

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Heinz uses D-1 savvy at VSU

written by: Alex Tostado Valdosta State women’s soccer coach Mel Heinz has built two collegiate soccer programs from the ground up. Heinz started Winthrop University’s program from scratch in 2003 and at VSU in 2011. Heinz saw much different results between the two programs, however. During Heinz’s seven years at WU, the team compiled an overall record of 56-72-17. The ...

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Ultimate Frisbee growing at VSU

written by: Victoria Johnson With last semester marking their 10-year anniversary, the Ultimate Frisbee team has experienced an eventful year. The team has accumulated an elaborate group of competitors in the past, including UGA, Auburn, Georgia Tech, and University of South Florida, to name a few. Nick Collins, president of the Ultimate Frisbee team, has been a part of the ...

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Freshman phenom leads the way for VSU tennis

written by: Lia Armistead When it’s fall in Valdosta, it’s time for the VSU men’s tennis team to prepare for the upcoming season, which begins at the start of February. The coaches of the Valdosta State tennis teams sit down at their desks, prepared to see email after email−as many as forty−from students all over the world wanting to play ...

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BX422 Grand Design

Since the beginning of astronomy the goal has always been to see more, see deeper and learn as much as humanly possible about what exists in the vastness of the universe that surrounds us. The Hubble Telescope, launch in 1990 made this process much easier, and showed humanity the true wonders and the breath taking beauty that thrives in the ...

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Mmm… Poop Sausage??

Food and feces are not two words that one would think are associated with each other; however researchers say that certain bacteria found in infants feces may be the key for a healthier food choice. Fermented sausages are made from a variety of different components; meats, salts, sugars and curing agents. Usually they are fermented with bacteria that is naturally ...

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