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What Causes “Asian Glow?”

What Causes “Asian Glow?”

The Alcohol Flush Reaction, commonly known as Asian Glow, is identified by flushing of the face after consuming alcohol and is caused by a deficient enzyme in the liver.

Is MSG Bad for You?

Is MSG Bad for You?

MSG: Is it an appetizing additive or delectable danger?

Science Start-Ups

Science Start-Ups

Learn how two Yale professors used their research on miRNA silencing to start Mira Dx, a biotech company.

The Physics of Cat Tongues

The Physics of Cat Tongues

High-speed imaging technology reveals that there’s more to cats’ lapping than meets the eye: felines use inertia and liquid adhesion to draw vertical columns of water into their mouths.

The Secrets to a Healthier Pizza

The Secrets to a Healthier Pizza

You’ve heard from health gurus, but what do scientists tell us about the possibilities of making this popular dish healthier?

Fearless – Literally

Fearless – Literally

A study conducted on a woman who cannot experience fear may hold the key to treating PTSD patients.

Targeted Fat Loss: Myth or Reality?

Targeted Fat Loss: Myth or Reality?

“Is Targeted Fat Loss Possible?” Infomercials say yes, but scientists say no.

The 4G Network

The 4G Network

The new 4G wireless networks are bringing big changes, including vastly increased speed and Internet compatibility. How is it different from today’s networks?

William Zeng, BK ‘11

William Zeng, BK ‘11

William Zeng, BK ’11 was selected as a Rhodes Scholar; he will pursue a Master of Science in mathematics and the foundations of computer science at Oxford in October.

Richard Conniff, B.A. ‘73

Richard Conniff, B.A. ‘73

The unanticipated journey that turned a Yale English major into a highly respected science journalist.