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Leaves in 3D

Leaves in 3D

Scientists have long studied the internal processes of leaves in two dimensions, yet most of life’s processes occur in three. A technology recently developed and implemented at Yale allows researchers to create more complete models of the inside of leaves

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Repurposed: Weaponizing Wheat

Repurposed: Weaponizing Wheat

Recently, it may seem that politics has become louder, brasher, and more annoying than ever. This political climate may mean that it’s easier for less exciting, but still dangerous, programs to slip through the cracks of the American news cycle,

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Remediation’s Acceleration: A Nano-Sized Game Changer to Remediating BPA-Tainted Water

Remediation’s Acceleration: A Nano-Sized Game Changer to Remediating BPA-Tainted Water

In an increasingly health-conscious society, many consumers demand their food be transparent, from its ingredients to its production, through regulations, labels, and bans. Labels, however, may in fact be part of the problem itself. A recently published scientific investigation from

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How Halogens Caused the End-Permian Extinction

How Halogens Caused the End-Permian Extinction

The end-Permian extinction was devastatingly destructive on a scale hard to comprehend. Ozone degradation and large fluctuations in temperature made the earth unsuitable for habitation, leading to the extinction of over 90 percent of all marine life and over 70

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Q&A: Can Evaporation Drive Energy Production?

Q&A: Can Evaporation Drive Energy Production?

Scientists are looking into using the evaporation of lakes as a new energy resource.

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A False Fixation on Nitrogen: How nitrogen-fixing trees may slow forest regrowth

A False Fixation on Nitrogen: How nitrogen-fixing trees may slow forest regrowth

Understanding forest regrowth is crucial to predicting and mitigating environmental damage, and with over half of the word’s tropical forests currently recovering from human land use, insight into forest regrowth mechanisms is more important than ever. To accurately model and

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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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Solarizing Through Social Networks

Solarizing Through Social Networks

Installing solar panels can be contagious. Dr. Kenneth Gillingham of Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies researches how solar adoption campaigns in Connecticut can take advantage of the peer effects of solar installation.

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Hot and Cold: Effect of Temperature on Virus Transmission

Hot and Cold: Effect of Temperature on Virus Transmission

Local temperatures influence viral infection rates in mosquitos. Yale researchers in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology find a new link between temperature and mosquito and viral genotypes, providing more clues to successfully predict viral outbreaks.

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Lyme and Punishment: How Human Activity May Affect the Spread of Lyme disease

Lyme and Punishment: How Human Activity May Affect the Spread of Lyme disease

Contrary to the popular Plum Island conspiracy, Lyme disease may have origins some 60,000 years in the past.

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