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Book Review: Patient H.M.

Book Review: Patient H.M.

Luke Dittrich’s new book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, introduces a welcome complexity into simplistic understandings of medical ethics.

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A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

A New Excuse for Playing Video Games?

Imagine if video games were a key to improving learning. Yale psychiatry professor Bruce Wexler believes they are. A study found that a video game-based learning regimen improved the test performance of 583 schoolchildren compared to both those without the

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The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The Gruber Cosmology Conference at Yale

The third annual Gruber Cosmology Conference took place at Yale on October 7th, honoring discoveries advancing our understanding of the universe. This year’s Gruber Prize recipients were Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Ronald Drever, the leading scientists on the LIGO

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Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Yale Professor Bonnie Fleming was appointed Deputy Chief Research Officer at Fermilab and will oversee projects about the newly discovered neutrino. This research could change our understanding of how the universe came to be.

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Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Halting Hemorrhage: Self-propelled microparticles offer new solution for extreme bleeding

Recently, researchers at the University of British Columbia designed a new method for stopping hemorrhaging. The system relies on microparticles that propel themselves upstream through blood, delivering coagulants to hard-to-reach wounds.

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The Paradox of Hot Fans

The Paradox of Hot Fans

It may seem counterintuitive, but fans do not actually make the air cooler. In fact, they generate heat through production of electric current.

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Yale Professor Wins Keck Grant: Probing the boundary of quantum and classical

Yale Professor Wins Keck Grant: Probing the boundary of quantum and classical

Yale associate professor of physics Jack Harris has received a Keck grant to investigate quantum gravity.

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Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

Airborne Diesel: Companies use ambient carbon dioxide to manufacture fuel

Could the air around us soon power our planes, trains, and automobiles? Several companies are now manufacturing diesel fuel from ambient carbon dioxide, and may soon be able to do so on a commercial scale.

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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

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

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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