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83.1 Features

Why are some people double-jointed?

Why are some people double-jointed?

Currently, there are several explanations for this flexibility that center around bone shape and body composition.

How did the space pen originate?

How did the space pen originate?

NASA invested years and millions of dollars into developing a pen that could write under extreme conditions, such as those in space.

From the Editor: 83.1 Evolution of Science Writing

From the Editor: 83.1 Evolution of Science Writing

From the editor

Jon Russell

Jon Russell

How did Russell, a transplant from the forests of Scarborough, Maine, grow into his role here at Yale?

R. James Cross

R. James Cross

This “big kid at heart” has achieved many big feats over the last 43 years here at Yale.

Solar Sails

Solar Sails

Solar Sails manages to present a complex topic in understandable terms and makes a convincing argument for the next generation of space exploration.

Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right from Wrong

Can we as a species deal with the effects of decisions that are not our own?

Can gum really stay in your stomach for 7 years?

Can gum really stay in your stomach for 7 years?

In order to avoid a potentially sticky situation, it is good practice to spit out your chewing gum.

Can you melt a wooden log?

Can you melt a wooden log?

Melting is a physical process that results in a phase transition from solid to liquid. In order for wood to melt, it must go through this process.