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Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

The discovery of gravity waves on Venus sheds light on the mysteries of our closest neighbor in the solar system, with surprising implications for both Earth science and astronomy in general.

The Hunt Is On: Mapping brain patterns during predatory hunting

Using a technique called optogenetics, researchers at Yale have identified the region of the brain critical for predatory hunting. At the switch of a button, the researchers manipulated when the docile mice transformed into voracious hunters.

Cooperating to Understand Cooperation

The question of whether humans are inherently selfish or selfless has long been a struggle to answer. Yale Ph.D. candidate Adam Bear and Professor David Rand strive to explain human behavior of cooperation and selfishness with a theoretical game theory model.

Unraveling the Chemistry of the Tightest Knot Yet

Knots have proven useful since the dawn of mankind. Drawing on this as inspiration, Professor David A. Leigh, along with his team at the University of Manchester’s School of Chemistry, synthesized the most complex chemical knot yet, and believe that it holds many promising applications.

Fighting Battery Fires with Microfibers

As a possible solution to exploding batteries, the Yicui lab at Stanford has developed a new microfiber safety mechanism contained inside the battery.

Growing a Lung in Culture: New bioreactor system allows crucial oxygen exchange.

A new whole-lung bioreactor system involving the maintenance and delivery of oxygen to the lungs was developed by Yale Professor of Biomedical Engineering Laura Niklason. This system looks to optimize the processes of growing lungs in bioreactors and enables the real-time monitoring of oxygen intake and cell proliferation in the lung.

Daily Aspirin Use Links with Pancreatic Cancer Prevention

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests that regular use of aspirin can effectively reduce pancreatic cancer risk by 50%.

Skeletons in the Ice Age Closet

How much did the Ice Age’s widespread mammal extinctions actually impact the ecosystem, and what can this tell us about our mass extinctions today? Dr. Matt Davis of the Department of Geology and Geophysics investigates this question.

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Nature’s GPS: It’s Not As Batty As You Think!

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science used an Epyptian-fruit-bat model to study the brain’s representation of navigation from Point A to Point B. Their work on how the bat brain handles goal-focused navigation could affect how we will one day treat Alzheimer’s.

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Come by the PEABODY2 (on Broadway) for SUSHI and learn how to play the ANGKLUNG with Professor Sukmono, an Indonesian and Javanese language teacher here at Yale. The angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument and can be played in groups!

This event is co-sponsored by Yale Scientific and the Peabody Museum of Natural History.
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SUSHI + Angklung Study Break at the Peabody2

May 1, 2017, 7:00pm - May 1, 2017, 8:00pm

Come by the PEABODY2 (on Broadway) for SUSHI and learn how to play the ANGKLUNG with Professor Sukmono, an Indonesian and Javanese language teacher here at Yale. The angklung is a traditional Indonesian musical instrument and can be played in groups!...

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