Shedding Light on a Bizarre Star

Shedding Light on a Bizarre Star

Tabetha’s star uses the power of citizen science to solve new astronomical mysteries.

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Insight into Eyesight: Reawakening Retinal Stem Cells

Insight into Eyesight: Reawakening Retinal Stem Cells

Dr. Bo Chen and his team of researchers at Yale University have figured out a way to activate the stem cell ability of MGs, a special group of glial cells in the retina. Their discovery could someday help restore eyesight to patients whose retinas have been damaged by disease.

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Superbugs See Stars: Polymer nanotechnology may finally overcome antibiotic resistance

Superbugs See Stars: Polymer nanotechnology may finally overcome antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are an ever-increasing global health concern, but one team of scientists from Melbourne have brought us closer to a solution with tiny, star-shaped polymers that may prove more effective at killing bacteria than any antibiotic drug ever has.

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Plastic Preys on Deep-Sea Organisms

Plastic Preys on Deep-Sea Organisms

A marine study at the University of Oxford illuminates the extent of plastic pollution in our oceans by probing deep-sea organisms instead of organisms from more-commonly-studied aquatic environments.

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The Existential Crisis of the Female Orgasm

The Existential Crisis of the Female Orgasm

The human female orgasm, unlike the male orgasm, is uncommon during heterosexual intercourse and has no direct connection to reproduction. How is it that it came to exist?

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A World of Wonder: Opening the David Friend Hall at the Peabody Museum

A World of Wonder: Opening the David Friend Hall at the Peabody Museum

A series of dazzling crystals and minerals are now on display in the David Friend Hall of the Peabody Museum. The display sets a high standard for natural history museums around the world.

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It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

It Really Is Just Rocket Science: Undergraduate Profile: Devin Cody (SM ‘17)

Yale Senior Devin Cody stands at the forefront of scientific research, studying radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, rockets with SpaceX, and quantum computers with the Yale Quantum Institute.

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Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Podcast Review: Are We There Yet?

Host Brendan Byrne investigates space exploration in a new NPR podcast.

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Q&A: CO2 Past the Point of No Return?

Q&A: CO2 Past the Point of No Return?

Climate change has begun, and there’s evidence to prove it. Around the world scientists have recorded atmospheric CO2 above 400 parts per million, a level defined as the ceiling for safe CO2 concentrations.

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Tight Jeans? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Tight Jeans? Don’t Blame Your Genes

Contrary to the first hypothesis about the increased prevalence of obesity and type two diabetes, humans did not evolve to increase fat storage. More likely, the recent rise in metabolic diseases results from epigenetic factors and the gut microbiome.

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