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Posts From Sophie Janaskie

Disseminating Non-Traditional Cookstoves Throughout Honduras Using Social Networks

Disseminating Non-Traditional Cookstoves Throughout Honduras Using Social Networks

One third of the world population burns biomass to meet their energy needs, though this method is known to cause environmental and health problems. A recent study led by Yale Associate Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies Robert Bailis analyzes how knowledge of social networks might aid in the adoption of alternative cookstoves in Honduras.

Hidden Beneath the Ice: A Massive Discovery in Greenland

Hidden Beneath the Ice: A Massive Discovery in Greenland

Think we have discovered all there is to discover on Earth? Think again. With the use of radar data, a team of researchers from England recently uncovered a massive canyon underneath Greenland’s ice sheet.

The Human Population Explosion

The Human Population Explosion

The world’s human population, once relatively constant at 300 million people, is currently expanding at a rate of 1.4 percent per year. This rapid rate of growth has serious ramifications for the environment and the future of humankind.

Elegant and Simple: Understanding the Interaction between MDA5 and Viral RNA

Elegant and Simple: Understanding the Interaction between MDA5 and Viral RNA

Dr. Ian Berke and Professor Yorgo Modis have demonstrated that MDA5, a viral RNA sensor, discriminates against short RNAs by forming filaments.