Scientists found the new structure by mapping the locations of gamma ray bursts. These fleeting, but high-energy outbursts are believed to be caused by exploding massive stars. “It’s a great tracer of where something was,” astronomer Jon Hakkila, with the College of Charleston in South Carolina, told Discovery News.
Archive | November, 2013
Why Charleston Is America’s Favorite City
Graduates of the College of Charleston (chartered in 1785) end up settling down here. You can open a small business in town, and everyone wants you to succeed.
SC, local jobless rates plunge in October as more find work
“This is back to the past instead of back to the future,” said College of Charleston economist Frank Hefner. “It shows you how long the recovery has taken and how deep the recession has been. “But all the signs are pointing in the right direction in both the state and the nation. We’re getting solid […]
25 Reasons You Must Visit Charleston, South Carolina Immediately
There’s a reason Charleston has been voted America’s Best City three times over: the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This ain’t a resort town either, ya’ll– the city’s got a history as rich as a biscuit covered in gravy. After the summer crowds ebb, late fall is […]
Time to count artistic blessings
Next is Mark Sloan, director and curator at the College of Charleston’s Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Sloan has been steadily creating a nexus of contemporary art and putting together shows that both provoke and educate at the same. Before Sloan made it his mission to bring modern art to Charleston in 1994, it was […]
Ex-cyclist Tyler Hamilton warns of the pressures to excel at any cost
Tyler Hamilton, the former professional cyclist who played a key role in bringing out the truth about Lance Armstrong and their world of doping, offered some wisdom to business students at the College of Charleston last Thursday.
Building Stamina and Spirit With Military-Style Training
At the College of Charleston, the second-year coach Doug Wojcik and the team strength coach lead their own version of SEALs training on the beach on nearby Sullivan’s Island. Wojcik already had his Navy training, graduating from the Naval Academy in 1987 and playing college basketball alongside David Robinson. Wojcik’s team takes medicine balls, crawls […]
In casino, some see risks for Vineyarders
“Based on the research I’ve done and I’ve seen, I would say, generally, there’s a net positive,” said Doug Walker, an economist who studies gambling at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. In addition, he said, “it represents another form of entertainment that people might enjoy.”
The tale of two Georgias
Rural decline concerns us all By Tammy Ingram Atlanta may be the largest city in the Deep South, but every Georgian knows that Atlanta — or ‘lanter, as I thought it was called while growing up in South Georgia — is hardly representative of the state, much less the entire region. The metro area is […]
Billion-year-old artifacts displayed at SC museum
Charleston has long been known for its history from colonial days to being besieged by the British during the Revolution and as the site where the Civil War began. Now visitors can glimpse much farther into the past.