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What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

What Makes Us Generous? The Neuroscientist’s Take

🕔19:30, 5.Apr 2016

Neuroscientists, curious about what generosity looks like in the brain, tell a story of how emotional processing and mirror neurons might encourage social behavior.

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From the Editor: Issue 89.1 “Battling OCD in Real Time”

From the Editor: Issue 89.1 “Battling OCD in Real Time”

🕔08:52, 22.Feb 2016

Science can be intimidating. It is fast-paced and unyielding. We are only human. It’s natural to feel vulnerable to science when it takes the form of a massive hurricane or appears as a microscopic virus hiding in your cells, plotting

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From the Editor: Issue 88.4 “Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts”

From the Editor: Issue 88.4 “Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts”

🕔19:24, 16.Nov 2015

Here at the Yale Scientific Magazine, we write about science because it inspires us. Some of the biggest responsibilities in science fall to our smallest molecules. Miniscule proteins called ubiquitin ligases are tasked with identifying and attacking deviant cancer cells

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From the Editor: Issue 88.3 “How to Hibernate”

From the Editor: Issue 88.3 “How to Hibernate”

🕔13:33, 9.May 2015

Earlier this year, a photo of a Roman Originals dress was posted on Tumblr. Some looked at the picture and saw a garment of white and gold. Others swore that the dress was black and blue. The controversy quickly inspired

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From the Editor: Issue 88.2 “Rebirth of Wright”

From the Editor: Issue 88.2 “Rebirth of Wright”

🕔19:56, 29.Mar 2015

Science doesn’t like to stand still. Every month, every week, every day, researchers find ways to advance knowledge. More often than not, a new development poses just as many questions as it answers: What else? What next? How can we

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Alumni Profile: Emiko Paul ’91

Alumni Profile: Emiko Paul ’91

🕔00:41, 25.Dec 2013

Emiko Paul came to Yale determined to go to medical school, but graduated wanting to be an artist. She has managed to bring together biology and art, and is now an accomplished medical illustrator running her own company, Echo Medical Media.

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A Whole New World: Scientists discover abundant viruses living under the sea

A Whole New World: Scientists discover abundant viruses living under the sea

🕔20:38, 21.Dec 2013

Only in the past decade have scientists begun exploring the rich underwater world of marine viruses, but they are quickly realizing how diverse and abundant these saltwater microbes really are. Recent findings show that ocean ecosystems are dependent on viruses, while optimistic experts are considering the possibility of using viruses to solve agricultural problems and to treat human diseases.

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Q&A: Why Can’t Humans Fly?

Q&A: Why Can’t Humans Fly?

🕔18:35, 31.Mar 2013

Humans might be superior animals when it comes to matters of intelligence or communication, but one thing we will never be able to do is fly like birds. Mathematical calculations show why our species is destined to be forever land-bound.

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Science: 0-1

Science: 0-1

🕔20:36, 14.Feb 2013

In a time when science ingenuity is needed most, science’s popularity is dwindling.

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Life Discovered in Underground Antarctic Lake

Life Discovered in Underground Antarctic Lake

🕔20:29, 14.Feb 2013

Despite these hostile conditions, scientists have discovered that certain species of bacteria live and thrive within the depths of Lake Vida.

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