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Ancient bricks baked when Nebuchadnezzar II was king absorbed a power surge in Earth’s magnetic field

A recent study revealed that part of Earth's magnetic field experienced a significant power surge during Mesopotamian times, leaving traces of the event in mud bricks baked by its citizens. Lead study author Matthew Howland, an assistant professor of anthropology, talks about the importance of archaeomagnetic analysis of inorganic artifacts to reveal their ages. Before this new study, which Howland conducted with  Mark Altaweel, a professor of Near East archaeology and archaeological data science at the University College London’s Institute of Archaeology,  precise archaeomagnetic evidence from Mesopotamian artifacts were lacking.

Investigative challenges come with decades-old cold cases possibly linked to BTK

David Klamm, forensic science program coordinator and instructor, discusses the complexity of investigating crimes that occured 50 years ago.

Who Was The Real Oppenheimer?

Pat Proctor, assistant professor of homeland security, gives insight into Oppenheimer's legacy.

The ubiquitous power of Taylor Swift

Hannah Wing, assistant professor of communication, studies parasocial relationships and gives commentary of the Swifties phenomenon. 

Professor, students explore space survivability in Wichita State lab

Mark Schneegurt, professor of biological sciences, describes his search for life on Mars.