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A Mineral Map for Fossil Hunters

A Mineral Map for Fossil Hunters

Improving the localization of rare soft-tissue fossils Think of a fossil. What do you see? Perhaps dinosaur bones, teeth, or mollusk shells? When we think of fossils, we traditionally picture hard tissue parts. However, more rare soft tissue fossils are

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Counterpoint: The Core Issue

Counterpoint: The Core Issue

Peering into the history of Earth’s formation Although we walk on it every day, very few people consider what exactly our planet is. Earth’s composition can be reduced to four main layers. Working from the outside in, these layers are

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Extracting Metals from E-Waste

Extracting Metals from E-Waste

Every second, metals that form the components of our day-to-day electronics are thrown out. There are currently no efficient methods for recycling them, yet our need for these metals remains strong. Yale researchers have developed a solution that salvages metals

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A Tale of Ice and Snow

A Tale of Ice and Snow

Understanding Cloud Behavior through Computational Modeling On some days during the coldest months of winter, we are greeted by fluffy snow falling from the sky when we venture outside. On other days, it’s rain or an unpleasant combination of freezing

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Science in the Spotlight: The Great Quake

Science in the Spotlight: The Great Quake

How an Alaskan quake helped advance earthquake science At 5:36 p.m. on Good Friday, March 27, 1964, a violent shaking disrupted a peaceful Friday night in the village of Chenega, Alaska. The villagers, primarily Alutiiq natives, noticed the water level

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