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Betelgeuse: Ticking Time Bomb?

Betelgeuse: Ticking Time Bomb?

Mansur Ghani May 12, 2011 4

Predictions that Betelgeuse might undergo a supernova in the near future have led to mass speculation about the impact of such an event on Earth

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Ears: The New Fingerprints?

Ears: The New Fingerprints?

Renee Wu May 12, 2011 0

Could ears be more accurate biometric identification tools than fingerprints

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Behind the Power to be Limitless

Behind the Power to be Limitless

Liya Lomsadze May 12, 2011 6

The new movie “Limitless” brings up the age-old question: how much of our brain can we access

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Secrets of the Eiffel Tower

Secrets of the Eiffel Tower

Katie Leiby May 12, 2011 6

A new computer simulation program demonstrates why the Eiffel Tower is still standing after over one hundred years

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David Kohn TC ‘11

David Kohn TC ‘11

Somin Lee May 12, 2011 1

In his time at Yale, David Kohn TC '12 has developed a new method for thin-film deposition of electrodes, even taking a year off to work full-time on this project

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Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Life on the Frontier: Joe Greenberg, B.S. ’83

Andrew Goldstein May 12, 2011 0

Joe Greenberg ’83 graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics and is now the president of the Alta Resources LLC, a company on the frontier of the oil and gas industry

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How I Killed Pluto

How I Killed Pluto

John Urwin May 12, 2011 0

Caltech astronomer Mike Brown recounts his role in the demise of Pluto in his fascinating new book, How I Killed Pluto and Why it Had it Coming

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Cartoon

Cartoon

Spencer Katz May 12, 2011 0

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Can Laughter be Therapeutic?

Can Laughter be Therapeutic?

Kaitlin McLean May 12, 2011 1

Neuroscientific research is revealing the ways in which laughter may really be an effective medicine

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What Causes the Red Eye Effect?

What Causes the Red Eye Effect?

Bryan Yang May 12, 2011 3

An explanation of the pesky red-eye effect in photography and tips to avoid it

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