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Seeing Charleston, S.C., in a new light

“It has the largest concentrated Confederate burial ground in the area, but I don’t consider it a Confederate cemetery because 33,000 people are buried here over 160-plus years,” Beverly Donald, Magnolia Cemetery’s superintendent, said in an interview with Patrick Harwood, a communication professor at the College of Charleston. (Harwood posted the interview on his CofCMultimediareporting […]

A whale of a find: Fossil sheds light on cetacean sonar’s origin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deadly threat posed by German submarines during World War One helped spur scientists to develop sonar, using underwater sound signals to locate objects like subs that might be taking aim with a torpedo. In the 20th century, it was an important technological breakthrough. But it was old technology as far as […]

Rivers under the sea: Mapping finds ancient bottom habitat

The Lowcountry offshore is mostly barren sand bottom to the edge of the Continental Shelf – that’s conventional wisdom. But three times now, College of Charleston geologists have dropped high-tech imaging devices to map that bottom, and three times they found “these amazing features” they didn’t expect – ancient river channels.

Evolution should be part of core S.C. science standards, Charleston professor says

A biology professor told an education panel on Monday that members of his organization are frustrated with seeing the state’s biology standards become a “political football for religious reasons or political reasons.” Rob Dillon, a College of Charleston professor and president of South Carolinians for Science Education, said members of the organization are “so discouraged” […]

Safety of Duke’s SC coal ash ponds questioned

Previous studies, relying on a method of measuring soil stability known as a “blow count,” showed the earth beneath the Anderson County ponds and dams is relatively soft, said Steve Jaume, an earthquake specialist at the College of Charleston after The State newspaper made him aware of the study.

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