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Cayo Santiago: No Monkeying Around

Cayo Santiago: No Monkeying Around

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, researchers are striving to save the unique monkey population near Puerto Rico.

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When the Weakest Survive: How weak competitors provide resilience to climate change

When the Weakest Survive: How weak competitors provide resilience to climate change

Survival of the fittest isn’t the end of the story. New research by Yale scientists shows that weak species are able to grow with stronger species, and the presence of weak species may help ecosystems respond to climate change.

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Hermit Crabs: Shift in Mutualism

Hermit Crabs: Shift in Mutualism

Hermit crabs are typically associated with occupying molluscan shells. However, a newly discovered species of hermit crab in the Oshima Strait was found inhabiting walking corals; these corals were previously thought to house only sipunculan worms.

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Undergraduate Profile: Peter Wang (TD ’18): A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Undergraduate Profile: Peter Wang (TD ’18): A Modern-Day Renaissance Man

Peter Wang is a current senior majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. While at Yale, he’s done it all—from publishing a paper in ACS Biochemistry to going on a month-long solo journey through Europe.

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Decluttering our Landfills: Biodegradable Plastic in Production

Decluttering our Landfills: Biodegradable Plastic in Production

The more plastic we have, the bigger of an environmental problem we face. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Professor Yiqi Yang is discovering new polymers to create better biodegradable plastics.

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Arctic Ocean Craters: Sudden Methane Release Linked to Ice Sheet Retreat

Arctic Ocean Craters: Sudden Methane Release Linked to Ice Sheet Retreat

Researchers have linked massive pits in the Arctic seafloor to the global thawing that occurred the end of the last glacial period: a discovery that may have potential implications for modern climate change.

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Documentary Review: Chasing Coral

Documentary Review: Chasing Coral

The documentary “Chasing Coral,” by director Jeff Orlowski, illustrates how rising temperatures are causing the destruction of coral reefs worldwide.

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Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Harnessing the Sun for Clean Water

Yale researchers have developed a small-scale, solar-powered water purification system using nanotechnology. The design, created in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment Systems center, is intended to provide clean water in off-grid scenarios, such as rural areas and disaster zones.

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Something’s Fishy

Something’s Fishy

Diverse fish from Antarctica now face rising temperatures and increased competition from invading species.

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Upgrading CO2

Upgrading CO2

As global warming accelerates, researchers are exploring methods to mitigate these effects, such as changing carbon dioxide into more useful reactions. Yueshen Wu, a PhD student at Yale, invented a new method of converting carbon dioxide into a useful chemical feedstock.

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