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Seira sagged against the restraints of the pilot’s chair, sucking air into laboring lungs. Her earpiece had been dislodged in the crash. It blinked an angry red and she could faintly hear a woman’s insistent voice.

Owning Ourselves? The Race for Genetic Territory and its Implications

Owning Ourselves? The Race for Genetic Territory and its Implications

“Gene patenting” can give patent owners rights that include using the patented sequences in diagnostic tests. Though this process may promote scientific openness, it can also make genetic testing more difficult and expensive.

Undergraduate Profile: Micah Ziegler PC ’08: “A Man of Sustainable Ambitions”

Undergraduate Profile: Micah Ziegler PC ’08: “A Man of Sustainable Ambitions”

After graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry and a wealth of academic honors, Micah Ziegler plans to use his skills to develop sustainable technologies and to promote the message of environmental protection.

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.