Antibiotics are one of the most important tools in the arsenal of modern medicine. But an engaging new documentary explains how their overuse is driving bacterial resistance, and how it may lead us to a world without them.
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Mathematics lies behind the circuitry of every computer, the operation of every business, and even the composition of every hit song. But millions of students struggle with math every day, and many will never grasp the intricacies of algebra and
A simple code dictates how DNA is translated into proteins in all living things. Scientists have long thought of these translations as universal, but lately, a few exceptions have come to light. Now, researchers at Yale are probing how and why the genetic code might change.
A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.
As computers become more powerful, many scientists believe they will eventually outsmart humans. Nick Bostrom’s new book, Superintelligence, looks at the dangers inherent in creating ever-brainier machines, and at how we might survive them.
We tend to believe radiation is an unqualified evil, but a BBC documentary explores this fear of radioactivity and posits the radical idea that it might not be so bad after all.
Enzymes are indispensible for life, and, increasingly, for medicine and industry. Now, researchers have succeeded in designing enzymes tailored to work at specific temperatures.
“A small molecule found in bacteria and plants is capable of causing major changes in gene expression in response to environmental conditions. Researchers in the Steitz Lab at Yale have solved a long-standing puzzle by figuring out how it works.”
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Astrophysicist Mario Livio presents a new look at some of the biggest – and most fruitful – mistakes in the history of science.