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Life from Within? Organic Materials Stemming from Ceres’ Interior

Life from Within? Organic Materials Stemming from Ceres’ Interior

For hundreds of years, researchers have thought that organic materials reach planets by traveling on asteroids and comets. New data from the Dawn Spacecraft on the dwarf planet Ceres leads to a surprising result: instead of coming from the outside, organics may sometimes come from within.

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Undergraduate Profile: Julian Menzel BC ‘17

Undergraduate Profile: Julian Menzel BC ‘17

Menzel, a Cambridge-bound senior in Yale College, combines the study of physics with his passion for the history of science.

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Printing Power Generators

Printing Power Generators

Researchers at the University of Toronto have designed a technology that could make solar cells more effective and cheaper to produce.

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Spiny Slugs: New fossil discovery sheds light on mollusk evolution

Spiny Slugs: New fossil discovery sheds light on mollusk evolution

Discovery of a slug-like organism called Calvipilosa, literally meaning “hairy scalp”, leads to new knowledge of what the earliest common ancestor of mollusks would have looked like.

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Needle in a HAYSTAC

Needle in a HAYSTAC

The HAYSTAC dark matter detection device probes the universe for radio waves that would confirm the existence of axions, a particle that could account for 80% of the mass in our universe.

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Study of the Center of the Earth

Study of the Center of the Earth

Scientists may finally be able to model magnetic fields more efficiently in the lab, thanks to the development of eGaIn, a magnetic liquid metal with unprecedentedly high magnetic and conductive properties.

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Chilling Precision: Cooling and trapping molecules with lasers

Chilling Precision: Cooling and trapping molecules with lasers

Researchers at Yale have developed a technique to cool down and levitate molecules in space, enabling new experiments that could revolutionize our understanding of fundamental physics.

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Undergraduate Profile Katie Melbourne (SY ’19): From Yale to NASA

Undergraduate Profile Katie Melbourne (SY ’19): From Yale to NASA

Early in the morning, she trains for marathons to raise funds for Camp Kesem, a summer camp that supports children whose parents have cancer. Then she goes to work at the NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., drafting international space agreements

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Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

Unveiling Venus’ Mysteries with Gravity Waves

The discovery of gravity waves on Venus sheds light on the mysteries of our closest neighbor in the solar system, with surprising implications for both Earth science and astronomy in general.

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Book Review: Black Hole Blues

Book Review: Black Hole Blues

In Black Hole Blues, Janna Levin, eminent astrophysicist, describes the decades-long project to detect gravitational waves and prove Einstein’s theories of general relativity.

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