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Tracking Drugs: A More Efficient Method to Quantify Drug Circulation

Tracking Drugs: A More Efficient Method to Quantify Drug Circulation

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Searching through Nanoparticle Libraries In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinical trials for potential drugs and treatments have never seemed more paramount. Scientists must carefully evaluate a drug’s interactions within the body and observe possible

Building Better Qubits: The Promise of two-Cooper-Pair Tunneling

Building Better Qubits: The Promise of two-Cooper-Pair Tunneling

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Every day, hundreds of Yale students take classes in Davies Auditorium and work in the Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design. Likely only several will know that just a few stories above them—on the 4th floor

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

An Algorithmic Jury: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recidivism Rates

Art by Ellie Gabriel. Over the last two decades, predictive risk assessment tools have been used to determine the fates of millions of individuals in the criminal justice system, deciding whether a defendant will be detained pretrial or released on

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Q&A: What was Mars’s atmosphere like?

Illustration by Ellie Gabriel. Over billions of years, Mars transformed from a wet planet with a thick atmosphere to one characterized by dry, cold terrain and a thin atmosphere. One of NASA’s longstanding goals is to understand how this happened.

Calculating Our Real Carbon Footprint

Calculating Our Real Carbon Footprint

Image courtesy of Ellie Gabriel. It has become increasingly clear that greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to an unsustainable future. In the United States, environmentally extended input/output analysis (EEIO) has been used to track environmental footprints, but this method has

Snowballing Into a New Age:  How the Meltwater Pump May Have Contributed to Evolution

Snowballing Into a New Age: How the Meltwater Pump May Have Contributed to Evolution

Image courtesy of Ellie Gabriel. How was earth able to sustain life during a major ice age known as Snowball Earth? During that period, the planet was covered with ice sheets for millions of years. This phenomenon resulted in ocean

The Origin of the Nucleus: The Discovery of a Cellular Fossil

The Origin of the Nucleus: The Discovery of a Cellular Fossil

Photo courtesy of Ellie Gabriel Our archaeological record of evolution is dotted with a few key events, such as life’s emergence from water to land and the emergence of functional wings on birds. However, one of the most fundamental evolutionary

Digit Evolution: Debate over bird wing development

Digit Evolution: Debate over bird wing development

Wiggle your fingers. There should be ten of them. Now wiggle your toes. Still ten, right? We’re obviously not the only species that have digits. Birds have digits too. However, the development of their digits and consequently their wings is

A New Reality: VR technology treats phobias in autistic patients

A New Reality: VR technology treats phobias in autistic patients

Most people know someone with autism, whether it be a sibling, a close friend, or an acquaintance. The Center for Disease Control’s 2014 census found that one in fifty-nine children living in the US has autism—more than double the number

Staring at the Sky

Staring at the Sky

NASA satellite finds new exoplanets just months after launch Many of us wonder what lies beyond Earth and our solar system. Star Wars, The Martian, and other science fiction works have helped to quench our imaginations, but perhaps it need