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A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

A Decade of Weekend Science: The 10th anniversary of Science on Saturdays

🕔14:02, 9.May 2015

March marked the 10th anniversary of a Yale program that exposes young students to science. For the past decade, Science on Saturdays has featured exciting demos and renowned science experts as guest speakers.

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Paper vs. Plastic: The science behind the national shopping controversy

Paper vs. Plastic: The science behind the national shopping controversy

🕔23:26, 8.May 2015

While the country debates which kind of bag is safest for the environment — paper, or plastic — a more holistic and quantitative technique can help inform policy decisions.

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Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

Alumni Profile: Robert Ferry, Jr. ’89

🕔20:41, 8.May 2015

Dr. Robert Ferry, Jr. (SM ’89) shares his post-graduation experiences, from becoming a pediatrician to joining the military after 9/11.

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Television Review: Sleepless in America

Television Review: Sleepless in America

🕔20:11, 8.May 2015

As workload increases and artificial lights abound, Americans are expected to work around-the-clock, depriving themselves of one of the body’s most vital needs: sleep. The National Geographic documentary Sleepless in America elaborates on the detrimental health consequences provoked by lack of sleep and provides compelling arguments for why we should put in the extra effort to rest at least six to eight hours per night.

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Bringing the Classroom to the Field: Environmental engineering class travels to Nicaragua

Bringing the Classroom to the Field: Environmental engineering class travels to Nicaragua

🕔17:52, 8.May 2015

In a trip to Nicaragua over spring break, professor Jaehong Kim and his ENVE410L class applied environmental engineering technologies to water and air quality testing in the field.

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Yale Ciencia Initiative Expands Science Resources to Underrepresented Groups

Yale Ciencia Initiative Expands Science Resources to Underrepresented Groups

🕔15:51, 8.May 2015

The newly created Yale Ciencia Initiative aims to build a community and online platform to connect educators with underrepresented students, or students who do not otherwise have access to scientific study. Director Giovanna Guerrero-Medina explains the development and goals of the project.

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STEM at Yale: Up Down Up

STEM at Yale: Up Down Up

🕔20:33, 29.Mar 2015

A new book shares an exciting story of the history of STEM at Yale.

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Science in the Spotlight: Get to Know the Facts with “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”

Science in the Spotlight: Get to Know the Facts with “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo”

🕔01:29, 20.Jan 2015

Get your fill of “did you know’s” with National Geographic’s new trivia-based show, “Duck Quacks Don’t Echo.”

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New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

New Hope for Damaged Hearts: Novartis Drug Revolutionizes Heart Failure Medicine

🕔22:41, 18.Jan 2015

A new drug developed by Norvartis, LCZ696, showed surprising success in recent clinical trials. The drug has the potential to help individuals with chronic heart failure live longer, more comfortable lives.

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Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

Science in the Spotlight: Through the Wormhole – Enthralling television series examines mysteries of the universe

🕔21:05, 18.Jan 2015

A buzzing combination of physics and philosophy, the television series “Through the Wormhole” examines intriguing questions about human existence in an engaging, accessible manner.

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