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The Brains Behind Building a Brain

The Brains Behind Building a Brain

The nervous system is built on a tight schedule. Scientists investigated this neurological clock in zebrafish, bringing us closer to a complete picture of brain development.

Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Smartphones: Hacking Weapons of the Future

Researchers in electrical engineering and computer science have found that the familiar and unassuming smartphone is a potent weapon for hacking computer hard drives and servers.

From the Editor: 87.4 Crime, Justice, and Science

From the Editor: 87.4 Crime, Justice, and Science

Welcome back to another semester with the Yale Scientific. The entire masthead is excited to continue expanding its print and online coverage, and we are thrilled to begin working with the Class of 2018. To explain the story behind this

From the Editor: 88.1 Mysteries of the Mind

From the Editor: 88.1 Mysteries of the Mind

Welcome to the last issue of the Yale Scientific’s 2014 masthead. Although this year flew by, we’ve accomplished a great deal. With the debut of our first issue, “Science and the Individual,” we kicked off the year in January with

From the Editor: 87.3 Man and Machine

From the Editor: 87.3 Man and Machine

From scientific research to blockbuster films, the relationship between man and machine has captured the public imagination for decades. It’s an undeniably messy relationship — one that grows with time, sparks heated debate, and mutates unexpectedly. And when we look

From the Editor: 87.2 Science and the Individual

From the Editor: 87.2 Science and the Individual

Every now and then, we come across scientific discoveries that earn a collective double-take from humanity. The first man on the moon; the discovery of the Higgs Boson; the earliest, shadowy X-ray images of DNA’s double helix. Breakthroughs like these

The Elixir of Life: Generating Electricity from Water

The Elixir of Life: Generating Electricity from Water

Renewable and emission-free, water provides an appealing alternative to fossil fuels.