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The Duality of Sex Differences: Sex Plays a Role in Both COVID-19 Immune Response and the Careers of Women in STEM

The Duality of Sex Differences: Sex Plays a Role in Both COVID-19 Immune Response and the Careers of Women in STEM

Art by Miriam Kopyto. Pandemic Prepared  Scientists, like English teachers, always ask “What?” then “Why?” First observe a pattern—of metaphors in a novel, of a phenomenon in nature—then investigate the reason for it. Months into the coronavirus pandemic, the majority

Earth’s Evolution through Eons: Using the history of argon as a constraint of continental evolution

Earth’s Evolution through Eons: Using the history of argon as a constraint of continental evolution

Art by Noora Said. How can we study crustal development? Scientists have long sought to understand the development of the Earth—in particular, what exactly has allowed it to transform into the only known life-harboring planet? Yale graduate student Meng Guo

Lab Profile: The All-Female Flannery Lab

Lab Profile: The All-Female Flannery Lab

Art by Mila Colizza. The Flannery lab, whose research is focused on the intersection between endocrinology and obstetrics at both the molecular and clinical levels, is special for being an all-female research group. Dr. Clare Flannery was not always planning

How We Got Here and Where We Are Going: Meg Urry’s Insights into the Universe (including Inequality in STEM)

How We Got Here and Where We Are Going: Meg Urry’s Insights into the Universe (including Inequality in STEM)

Art by Catherine Zhang. A few million light years away, a black hole at the center of a galaxy spins at immense speeds, turning matter into light; on the screen in front of us, the scientist who figured that out

Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz: A Doctor Who Writes

Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz: A Doctor Who Writes

Art by Ryan Bose Roy. Shara Yurkiewicz (left) with Stanford co-resident (right) on a hike at El Diablo State Park. Photo courtesy of Shara Yurkiewicz. Dr. Shara Yurkiewicz (MCDB ’09) is a woman of many talents. She received her MD

Graduate Profile: Diondra Dilworth, Building Polymers and Building Community

Graduate Profile: Diondra Dilworth, Building Polymers and Building Community

Art by Anasthasia Shilov. “What really motivates me is being able to spread the joy and the thrill of science,” Diondra Dilworth says. Dilworth is a third-year Ph.D. candidate in chemistry at Yale, researching how ribosomes can act as catalysts.

Not-So-Dark Matter? Cosmologists Discover Substructures Inconsistent With Current Theory

Not-So-Dark Matter? Cosmologists Discover Substructures Inconsistent With Current Theory

Art by Charlotte Leakey. If you’ve ever read a schlocky sci-fi novel or tuned into an episode of Cosmos, you’ve probably heard of dark matter, the mysterious sister to ordinary baryonic matter that makes up some eighty-five percent of our

Hee Oh: Coming Full Circle

Hee Oh: Coming Full Circle

Art by Karen Lin. On a snowy February evening, thirty undergraduates gather inside a brightly lit classroom on the first floor of Leet Oliver Memorial Hall. At the front of the room is Hee Oh, the Abraham Robinson Professor of