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    Kickin’ It – The data behind NFL kickers, how they make and how they miss

    Not many positions in pro sports are as much as an anomaly as an NFL kicker. Kicking in the NFL isn’t just as simple as having a strong leg. It’s about accuracy and refinement. It’s about your other ten teammates stepping up and doing their job correctly; from the snap, to the hold, to the blocking, all the way to the kick itself. And even if some of those things go perfectly, a simple push of wind can turn a game-winning field goal that leaves you a hero, into a missed opportunity that sees millions calling for your job. It’s a job that despite all of these factors, it’s comes…

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    Dirt may be more important than you think

    Lipscomb University’s 12th annual Student Scholars Symposium celebrates the original works and research of students. The presentations include scientific, artistic, and musical works. Isabella Whitt, a sophomore Environmental Sustainable Science major from Lebanon, TN gives us the dirt on regenerative agriculture and soil health. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to food and farming systems using conservation and rehabilitation. “This is something people should know because if we don’t integrate this process into our current agricultural society we won’t have enough soil,” Regenerative agriculture is a practice which generates soil through nutrient cycling, carbon transformation, and support through the physical and chemical structure of soil. Soil may not be something that…

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    Black holes may be capable of resonance

    The only two Physics majors at Lipscomb University presented at the annual Student Symposium on Thursday, April 13th.  This year, Jocelyn Howland and Søren Thompson walked through several different theories and equations that led them to their final conclusion- that spacetime may be capable of resonance. If that doesn’t make sense to you yet- hang on, we’ll get there. To make this final conclusion, the two Physics majors used thermal physics, general relativity, and quantum mechanics- all of which they had little or no experience with prior to their time working on this presentation.  Now, what is a black hole anyway? A black hole is created when a star collapses…