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What is the world’s smallest mammal?

What is the world’s smallest mammal?

With mammals as large as the Blue whale and the African elephant, it may be hard to imagine that the world’s smallest mammal is only about the size of your fingernail.

The Science of Archaeology: Discovering the Ancient Middle Niger

The Science of Archaeology: Discovering the Ancient Middle Niger

Yale Professor of Anthropology Rod McIntosh and his team have recently uncovered one of the oldest urban civilizations, the Ancient Middle Niger, which dominated a region more than five times the area of ancient Egypt and three times the area of Mesopotamia.

From the Editor: 86.1 Science and the End of the World

From the Editor: 86.1 Science and the End of the World

The Mayan apocalyse did not occur – but are we creating our own apocalypse?

From the Editor: 85.4 Science & Politics

From the Editor: 85.4 Science & Politics

Scientists and politicians have always had their disagreements. From the post-World War II atomic weapon disputes to the current storm over stem cells, the views of researchers and policy makers have clashed throughout the course of modern history. But perhaps

From the Editor: 85.3 Controversies & Ethics in Science

From the Editor: 85.3 Controversies & Ethics in Science

The theme for Issue 85.3 of the Yale Scientific is controversy and ethics in science.

From the Editor: 85.2 Science and the Sexes

From the Editor: 85.2 Science and the Sexes

Welcome to Issue 85.2 of the Yale Scientific Magazine!

Debunking the Google Algorithm

Debunking the Google Algorithm

Ask anyone what Google is and in almost all cases, he or she will not only know what it is, but also use it, have it as a search bar in his or her Internet browser, have set it as

Avatar: What’s Real, What’s Not, and What does that mean for us?

Avatar: What’s Real, What’s Not, and What does that mean for us?

Since its release in December 2009, Avatar has pushed the limits of cinematic ingenuity with its groundbreaking CGI graphic technology. Director James Cameron put everything he could muster into the 15-year project, producing the dazzling, futuristic alien world of Pandora.

Ailments of a Graying Population: Why Aging is Everyone’s Business

Ailments of a Graying Population: Why Aging is Everyone’s Business

Carol Orlando was 65 when her family members noticed the first changes. Her social graces began giving way to a detached brusqueness; her eclectic interests, to grinding repetition. Gradually, she lost the ability to care for herself, and her family