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The Story of Science at Yale, Part I: Science Education at Yale in the Past

The Story of Science at Yale, Part I: Science Education at Yale in the Past

Dennis Wang March 18, 2012 0

Yale was founded without a science curriculum, and even after the founding of the Sheffield Scientific School in 1854, the integration of science into Yale's culture was a gradual process

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Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Baby Got… Birth Control? The Impact of Hormonal Contraception on Attraction

Kaitlin McLean March 18, 2012 2

Recent studies suggest that the use of hormonal contraception is fundamentally changing the chemistry of attraction between men and women, altering biochemical signals that influence our partner preferences

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Sex-Based Biology: How Gender is Changing the Way We Look at Infectious Disease

Sex-Based Biology: How Gender is Changing the Way We Look at Infectious Disease

Katie Leiby March 18, 2012 2

The anatomical, physiological, and genetic differences between the sexes, long overlooked in clinical science, are taking on a new importance in the treatment of infectious diseases, such as influenza and

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The Secret Life of Pronouns

The Secret Life of Pronouns

Bridget Kiely March 18, 2012 2

Psychologist James W. Pennebaker's research reveals that our use of pronouns and other simple, everyday words can reveal not only our genders, but also our emotional states and even aspects of our personalities

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Counting on Gender

Counting on Gender

Lesya Chopivsky March 18, 2012 0

Research from James Wilkie and Galen Bodenhausen at Northwestern University demonstrates that gender falls into broader mental categories, and is therefore associated with numbers and objects through a phenomenon called "communion."

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Sexiness and Sweaters: The Psychology of Objectfication

Sexiness and Sweaters: The Psychology of Objectfication

Daniel Arias March 18, 2012 0

Research is showing that objectification, commonly thought of as removing mind and morals from a body, is actually a more complex process in which we alter our impressions of a person's competence, sensitivity, and

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The Mozart Effect: Not so Noteworthy?

The Mozart Effect: Not so Noteworthy?

Jessica Hahne March 18, 2012 0

Since 1993, the "Mozart effect," which holds that listening to classical music increases intelligence, has become popular around the world, but it faces significant controversy in the scientific community

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