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“Elm City”: the Tragic Misnomer: The Loss of Elms on Hillhouse Avenue Provides Greater Lessons on the Dangers of Monoculture

“Elm City”: the Tragic Misnomer: The Loss of Elms on Hillhouse Avenue Provides Greater Lessons on the Dangers of Monoculture

Pressured by market economics and encouraged by politicians, farmers have largely abandoned the traditional methods of crop rotation, but current methods of monoculture leave crops, and entire species, vulnerable to disease.

The Green Grail: The Quest for Alternative Fuels

The Green Grail: The Quest for Alternative Fuels

Research is taking place both at Yale and across the country to develop clean and sustainable energy systems, and for the first time in many years there is reason to be optimistic that a viable solution to the energy dilemma is on the horizon.

Human Evolution Renewed: A Search for Ecologial and Genetic Reasons Behind Our Humanity

Human Evolution Renewed: A Search for Ecologial and Genetic Reasons Behind Our Humanity

The study of human evolution is a topic of great interest on many levels. Stephen Stearns, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is currently seek­ing evidence for the existence of modern day natural selection among the human population.

fMRI: Uncertain Uncertainties

fMRI: Uncertain Uncertainties

MIT graduate student Ed Vul recently stirred up the field of neuroscience with a paper claiming that the technique of “non-independent analysis” inflates correlations between cognitive performance measure and brain activity as measures by fMRI.