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How do sundials work?

How do sundials work?

If a sundial works based upon a rod’s shadow, then why can’t a simple stick in the ground work as an accurate sundial?

How is duct tape made?

How is duct tape made?

Duct tape may just be the “ultimate material,” but what makes it so resilient?

The Mind and the Ballot: The Role of Psychology in Elections

The Mind and the Ballot: The Role of Psychology in Elections

We are not rational beings, and it turns out that it subconscious psychological thought, rather than objective reasoning, often dictates which name we mark on the ballot.

Jean Bennett TD ’76: Looking for a way to reverse blindness

Jean Bennett TD ’76: Looking for a way to reverse blindness

The daughter of a Yale physics professor who would later become master of Silliman College, Jean Bennett TD ’76 was exposed to the Yale academic environment from an early age.

Mary ‘Cassie’ Stoddard MC ’08

Mary ‘Cassie’ Stoddard MC ’08

Mary Caswell (“Cassie”) Stoddard has studied ornithology for four years, her accomplishments ranging from creating computer models of bird vision to founding an organization to increase undergraduate interest in the Peabody Museum.

Opinion: Tradition or Political Weapon?

Opinion: Tradition or Political Weapon?

Are claims that Japan’s “scientific permit whaling” a front for the continuation of commercial whaling merely meant to incite public anger and protest?

Book Review: Language of the Apes?

Book Review: Language of the Apes?

If you opened Gregory Radick’s The Simian Tongue expecting to learn about how monkeys communicate, you would be both right and wrong.

Another Time, Another SSS: A Brief History of the Sheffield Scientific School

Another Time, Another SSS: A Brief History of the Sheffield Scientific School

Founded in 1847, the first building of the Sheff School was erected on what is now Farnam Hall. The school was one of the first to incorporate both the sciences and liberal arts into its education.