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Superior Brains: Who’s to say that we’re the best?

Superior Brains: Who’s to say that we’re the best?

Sonia Wang October 5, 2014 0

Are we still the smartest? Study by scientists indicates that perhaps chimpanzees may surpass humans in some aspects

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Michele Dufault Endowment Fund Established to Support Women in Science

Michele Dufault Endowment Fund Established to Support Women in Science

Stephanie Mao December 24, 2013 0

Yale has established the Michele Dufault Endowment fund to support women’s participation in the science, in honor of the Yale Physics and Astronomy senior who passed away in

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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein — Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Zachary Miller December 21, 2013 0

Astrophysicist Mario Livio presents a new look at some of the biggest – and most fruitful – mistakes in the history of science

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The Impact of Sequestration on the Future of Science Research

The Impact of Sequestration on the Future of Science Research

Alex Co December 21, 2013 0

As federal agencies endure budget cuts from the March sequestration, funding shortages are taking an early toll on medical research. Scientists who rely on federal research grants are finding it more difficult to continue

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The Future of Space Exploration: Delving into the Final Frontier

The Future of Space Exploration: Delving into the Final Frontier

Ariel Ekblaw December 21, 2013 0

The great unknown beckons, as modern technology and the space industry’s rise to prominence offer a new paradigm in exploration. From asteroid mining to X PRIZE, rockets are just the beginning.

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Jo Handelsman: Creating Change Beyond the Laboratory

Jo Handelsman: Creating Change Beyond the Laboratory

Josh Feng December 20, 2013 0

An accomplished microbiologist, advocator of science education reform and proponent of increasing diversity in STEM fields, Yale’s Jo Handelsman was nominated to serve as the Associate Director of Science at the U.S. Office of

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The Chemistry Behind Breaking Bad

The Chemistry Behind Breaking Bad

Blake Smith December 20, 2013 0

High school chemistry teacher Walter White uses his scientific know-how to cook crystal meth, defeat his enemies with phosphine gas, blow up buildings using fulminated mercury, and dispose of human bodies in hydrofluoric acid.

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The Coming Population Crash: Investigating the Aftermath of a Population Implosion

The Coming Population Crash: Investigating the Aftermath of a Population Implosion

Aurora Xu May 11, 2013 0

In his 2010 book The Coming Population Crash, author and journalist Fred Pearce describes past attempts to curb population growth and analyzes the social effects of the current-day shift in demographics.

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The Impending Population Boom … or Food Crash?

The Impending Population Boom … or Food Crash?

Deeksha Deep May 11, 2013 1

Lester R. Brown’s Full Plant, Empty Plates depicts a bleak future caused by growing population pressures and irresponsible resource usage. Warning of impending crisis, his book urges readers to take action now.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cities

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Cities

John Urwin May 11, 2013 0

Although the world is rapidly becoming increasingly urbanized, many facts about cities still surprise us. Here are five fascinating insights into the nature of the modern city.

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