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It’s Getting Hot in Here

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Global warming takes its toll on sea turtles Sea turtles are the latest species affected by the rising temperatures characteristic of global warming. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fisheries have shown that the rising ocean temperatures

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Q&A: How Cold Can Water Get?

Q&A: How Cold Can Water Get?

Way colder than you’d think! In fact, water doesn’t always freeze when the temperature reaches zero degrees Celsius, the value regularly cited as the freezing point of water. Under certain conditions, water can undergo “supercooling” and exist in a liquid

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Making the most of twists and turns: Harvesting mechanical energy with carbon nanotube yarns

Making the most of twists and turns: Harvesting mechanical energy with carbon nanotube yarns

American and South Korean scientists have developed carbon nanotube yarns that convert twisting and stretching motions into electrical signals. The applications range from wearable sensors to harnessing the energy of ocean waves.

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Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Undergraduate Profile: Alexander Epstein (SY ’18): Peering into the mind of a future leader in science

Yale senior Alex Epstein (SY ’18) discusses how he developed his interest in biology and research, from his childhood experiences at the Museum of Natural History to his research at Yale.

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Real-Time Imaging of Dynamic Surfaces: A new microscope images surfaces 5000 times faster

Real-Time Imaging of Dynamic Surfaces: A new microscope images surfaces 5000 times faster

Researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, have constructed a new microscope that can be used to observe chemical reactions on surfaces at the molecular level, 5000 times faster than current microscopes.

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Pesticides, Honey, and Dead Bees: Global honey contamination with neonicotinoids

Pesticides, Honey, and Dead Bees: Global honey contamination with neonicotinoids

A team of researchers from University and Botanical Garden of Neuchâtel constructed a global map of honey exposure to a class of pesticides termed “neonics,” showing that 75% of all samples were contaminated with the pesticides.

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Fighting Fungi by Capturing Sugars

Fighting Fungi by Capturing Sugars

Scientists from the Yale Chemistry Department have developed a new small molecule that bolsters the body’s own immune system against fungal infections.

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Professor Spotlight: Professor Jim Mayer wins 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Professor Spotlight: Professor Jim Mayer wins 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry

Professor Jim Mayer was recently named one of the winners of the 2018 ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry and has published multiple papers in 2017. His lab focuses on synthesis of new molecules, analysis of their structure and properties, and study of their chemical reactivity.

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Putting a Patch on Resistance: A total synthesis of pleuromutilin opens the door to new long-lasting antibiotics

Putting a Patch on Resistance: A total synthesis of pleuromutilin opens the door to new long-lasting antibiotics

Researchers in the Herzon lab at Yale have devised a total synthesis of the antibiotic pleuromutilin, opening the door to new potential antibiotics to help fight bacterial resistance.

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Nano-sized Drills Punch through Disease

Nano-sized Drills Punch through Disease

Researchers at Rice, Durham, and North Carolina State have developed and tested molecular motors that, upon UV activation, drill holes through cell membranes and kill the targeted cells. Their research has the potential to lead to revolutionary new photodynamic treatments for diseases like cancer.

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