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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”

Danielle Stamer January 20, 2015 0

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

Emma Healy January 18, 2015 1

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

Malini Gandhi January 18, 2015 0

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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Q&A: What makes the World Cup soccer ball special?

Q&A: What makes the World Cup soccer ball special?

Sienna Li January 18, 2015 0

The new soccer ball by Adidas made a splash at this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Its sleek, 6-paneled design and specially-crafted surface give it predictable aerodynamic movement that was widely praised by the

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A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

A Smarter Way to Track Nutrition

Kevin Wang January 18, 2015 0

Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have recently discovered a way to find out in only one minute if you’ve been eating your fruits and vegetables. You might want to think again

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Deadly Euphoria

Deadly Euphoria

Theresa Steinmeyer January 18, 2015 0

For opioid addicts, it’s all too tempting to give the drug one more try. A heroin euphoria—temporary warmth, dulled senses, painlessness—slips away after 10 or 15 minutes, abandoning the addict to several days of

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Finding Equilibrium: Welcoming Women into Yale’s Scientific Community

Finding Equilibrium: Welcoming Women into Yale’s Scientific Community

Tessa Adler January 18, 2015 0

Female scientists at Yale have been pushing tirelessly for decades to promote the integration of women into Yale’s scientific community. Advocates from undergrads to long-term faculty members to administrators are working to overcome the

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Protecting the Nonhuman from the Inhumane: Personhood and Chimpanzees

Protecting the Nonhuman from the Inhumane: Personhood and Chimpanzees

Emma Healy January 18, 2015 0

Recently, the Nonhuman Rights Project fought for legal personhood for a 26 year-old chimpanzee named Tommy. The case relates to current research on primate genetics, cognition, and emotion

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Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Strata Rethinks the Barcode

Theresa Steinmeyer January 18, 2015 0

Yale Professor Wenjun Hu is working to develop Strata, a method for encoding barcodes much like QR codes, but with greater flexibility for observers without ideal viewing conditions

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Christine Cunningham (YC ’91): Inspiring Creativity through Education

Christine Cunningham (YC ’91): Inspiring Creativity through Education

Peter Wang January 18, 2015 0

Ignoring discouragement, Christine Cunningham (YC ’91) moved on from being a biology major to a life in science education. Through her brainchild Engineering is Elementary, she has shown the world the power of teaching

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