Deep in a Minnesota Mineshaft

Deep in a Minnesota Mineshaft

By Joseph Salvo Deep in a Minnesota mineshaft, MIT researcher Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano searches for the universe’s ghostly building blocks. Figueroa, known to his colleagues as “Tali Figueroa,” is a leading expert in the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search experiment (CDMS), a project that analyzes collisions between atomic nuclei and unimaginably small particles called WIMPs (Weakly Interacting […]

Breaking Down California’s Plastic Bag Ban

Breaking Down California’s Plastic Bag Ban

By Cooper Wetherbee, environmental columnist Starting midway through next year, customers at California grocery stores will no longer be asked whether they want paper or plastic. On September 30, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 270 into law, making the state the first in the Union to ban single-use plastic bags. By July 1, 2015, under […]