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Modeling Mars: Life-Supporting Earthquakes?

Modeling Mars: Life-Supporting Earthquakes?

🕔23:44, 17.Jan 2017

There’s a new hypothesis on the block related to the possibility of life on Mars. Research conducted by Dr. Sean McMahon, of the Yale Geology and Geophysics department, in collaboration with Dr. John Parnell and Dr. Nigel Blamey, looks into

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A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

A Rocky Road to the Past: Scientists Discover Trends in Long-Term Climate Change

🕔21:57, 17.Jan 2017

Using new analytics to understand tiny mineral crystals, a Yale G&G team has discovered evidence for the effect of volcanic activities on global climate. Because the zircon crystals that were investigated have a particularly long lifetime, this innovative technique carries potential for the future of climate change research.

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Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life

Perplexing Fossils and Peculiar Forms: Mapping the Tully Monster onto the Tree of Life

🕔20:33, 17.Jan 2017

Researchers from Yale University and other institutions, headed by Dr. Victoria McCoy, have unearthed the origins of the Tully Monster, a Carboniferous creature with highly unusual morphology.

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Yale Landscape Lab Builds Its New Home: New outpost of Urban Farm pushes for community involvement

Yale Landscape Lab Builds Its New Home: New outpost of Urban Farm pushes for community involvement

🕔03:36, 11.Jan 2017

Over on West Campus is Yale’s Landscape Lab, a new home base for the Urban Farm. Director and recent graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Justin Freiberg hopes to create a space in which environmental research can flourish.

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Bridging the Depths of the Earth with its Surface

Bridging the Depths of the Earth with its Surface

🕔03:31, 24.Oct 2016

“Bridgmanite” is hardly a household name. And yet, bridgmanite is likely the most abundant mineral on Earth, composing much of the mantle, the thickest layer of our planet. This mineral may provide clues into how the solid Earth—and its atmosphere—has evolved over its long history.

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Lucy [Falling Through] the Sky with Diamonds: Compressive fractures suggest cause of early hominin’s death

Lucy [Falling Through] the Sky with Diamonds: Compressive fractures suggest cause of early hominin’s death

🕔03:20, 24.Oct 2016

One of the oldest cold cases in history is the death of Lucy, the 3.2-million-year-old hominin. John Kappelman, who completed his undergraduate training at Yale, did some detective work on Lucy’s skeleton; an analysis of her bone fractures revealed that she may have died from falling out of a tree.

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A Real-life “Jurassic World”:  Recreating Historic Evolutionary Transitions in the Laboratory

A Real-life “Jurassic World”: Recreating Historic Evolutionary Transitions in the Laboratory

🕔02:42, 24.Oct 2016

Rather than speculate on how organisms evolved certain adaptations, scientists are attempting to recreate some of these historic transitions—such as the development of fins into feet—in the lab.

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Adolescent Crisis, Stable Maturity: The Life Story of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Adolescent Crisis, Stable Maturity: The Life Story of Earth’s Magnetic Field

🕔03:56, 16.Aug 2016

Most of us are familiar with the Earth’s magnetic field as the invisible force directing our compasses to the north. But if you took a time machine back 800,000 years and followed the red needle, your compass would send you

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Small Ponds, Large Emissions

Small Ponds, Large Emissions

🕔03:42, 16.Aug 2016

During mid-February, a warm breeze rushes by instead of an expected snow flurry. It should be no surprise that human activities – such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation – are partially to blame for increasingly warm temperatures.

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How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

How Do We Value Nature? Market Breakdowns and Technological Bridges

🕔14:25, 17.Jul 2016

In the wake of international commitments to a greener future at COP21, debates are raging across the globe over what environmentalism is worth to a population. Accurate economic quantifications are crucial to informed decisions, and researchers are responding to the call for a new methodology of valuing natural assets.

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