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Book Review: The Genius of Birds

Book Review: The Genius of Birds

🕔16:08, 22.Jan 2017

Birds are “bird-brained” no more–in her new book, Jennifer Ackerman explores research on the cognitive science of birds that has exploded in the past two decades to yield new understandings of bird intelligence and our own.

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The Red King Effect: Winning the Co-evolutionary Race

The Red King Effect: Winning the Co-evolutionary Race

🕔13:56, 22.Jan 2017

A study conducted at the University of Chicago on ant-plant relationships has challenged the theory that organisms in a mutualistic relationship evolve at a slower rate than non-mutualists.

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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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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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Is Time Running Out? Scientists Rethink the Idea of Mass Extinction

Is Time Running Out? Scientists Rethink the Idea of Mass Extinction

🕔18:58, 5.Apr 2016

Are we living in a sixth mass extinction? Maybe not. But we might be able to define modern ecological crises by looking at fossil records and how rare species are today, according to researchers at Yale, Vanderbilt, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

Q&A: Seasons Turned Upside Down, What is the El Niño Effect?

🕔23:10, 2.Apr 2016

If you are celebrating the warmer temperatures and uncharacteristic winters, thank El Niño. If you’re complaining about the cancellation of your skiing and snow tubing trips, blame El Niño. The force behind the odd weather, El Niño is an aberration

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Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

Going Green: Giant Icebergs Cause Phytoplankton Blooms

🕔22:59, 2.Apr 2016

Despite their rarity, giant icebergs in the Southern Ocean significantly contribute to the reduction of atmospheric carbon by stimulating phytoplankton blooms.

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Plants in Arms


Plants in Arms


🕔14:11, 31.Mar 2016

Though we have always known that plants are vital to maintaining good health and preventing diseases, only recently have scientists begun to uncover the mystery and promise lying within their leafy tendrils. Yale professor Nicole Clay and her team of

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