Control of MOST Satellite: a Coup for Yale Astronomy

Yale astronomers recently acquired the operational rights to the MOST satellite in a project to make the detection of exoplanets more precise. Greater precision will further scientists’ quest to find Earth-like planets beyond our solar system.

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Masters of Light: The Science Behind Nature’s Brightest Colors

Many of nature’s most brilliant colors arise not from pigments, but from curious tricks of light. From the brilliant blue of a morpho butterfly to a beetle’s iridescent emerald, structural colors continue to mystify physicists and biologists. A recently unearthed beetle fossil sheds light on the evolution of these spectacular colors.

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Uncharted Waters in Dyslexia Research

While most research on reading disabilities has focused on its disadvantages, Dr. Ken Pugh of Haskins Laboratories recently published a trend-breaking study. He shows that dyslexic children have a slight advantage in visuospatial processing.

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