Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science

In his 2011 book, author Michael Nielsen explores the new potential of Open Science and how the movement will shape the way in which scientists collaborate and approach scientific discoveries.

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In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

Ian Stewart’s In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Have Changed the World approaches math from a truly novel perspective, emphasizing the link between math and history. The book appeals to audiences of all backgrounds, even catering to the not-so-mathematically-minded.

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The Half-Life of Facts: Exploring the Asymptote of Truth

In his 2012 book, The Half-Life of Facts, scientist and writer Samuel Arbesman explains how truth changes and how to quantify its decay.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Scientific Discoveries at Yale

Rated by U.S. News and World Report as one the world’s best colleges for the social sciences and the humanities, Yale University is also home to distinguished scientists who have revolutionized their respective fields of research. Here are five things

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Alumni Profile: Richard Skolnik ’72

Richard Skolnik ’72 spent 25 years at the World Bank and is now back at Yale inspiring future generations of global health developers.

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The Quintessential Naturalist: Dakota McCoy, BR ’13

Dakota McCoy fills many shoes: those of an athlete, a professional researcher, a leader, and a great naturalist. She was recently awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and plans to study zoology or environmental policy at Oxford University.

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Turning Trash into Gas: The Future of Plasma Gasification

Tons of waste are transported to landfills every day, but plasma gasification aims to change that. Plasma gasification plants convert trash into syngas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide) which can then be converted into electricity or fuel, all without producing the harmful byproducts of incineration.

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The Kraken: Monster of the Deep, Caught on Camera at Last

Scientists in Japan working with Discovery Channel have finally filmed the elusive “Kraken,” also known as the giant squid, in its natural habitat.

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Bypassing Hormones: A New Hope for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Recent studies have shown that a routine surgery holds promise for type II diabetes patients. Previously an uncommon remedy for diabetes, gastric bypass will certainly be reconsidered as it has the potential to be a curative solution.

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The Next Frontier: Real-Life Invisibility Cloaks

As scientists in the fields of optics and applied physics continue to make strides in temporal and optical cloaking, the eventual development of a real life invisibility cloak has become a distinct possibility.

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