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From the Editor: 83.2 Inventing the Future

From the Editor: 83.2 Inventing the Future

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay, President of the Viewpoints Research Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to improving powerful ideas education Scientists spend their lives envisioning the future. They ask themselves what

A New Spin on a Salamander’s Old Tricks

A New Spin on a Salamander’s Old Tricks

Professor Craig Crews has been studying limb generation in amphibian axolotl models. With a focus on dedifferentiation and the wound epidermis, Crews is aiming to gain a deeper understanding of regeneration, which can be applied in the future to the combat of tissue degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and arthritis.

Quantum Mechanics on the Macroscale

Quantum Mechanics on the Macroscale

By studying micron scale circuits and millimeter-sized mirrors, Professor Jack Harris has shown that large-scale objects can exhibit quantum properties.

PORTIA: An Integrated Approach to Network Privacy

PORTIA: An Integrated Approach to Network Privacy

PORTIA is a one of Yale’s Computer Science Departments major collaborative projects. Involving professors and professionals from across the country in many fields including law and medicine, PORTIA aims to develop new sensitive information handling technology and to create an effective conceptual framework for privacy and ethics of sensitive data.

Stress Induced Tumor Formation: The Interaction Between Rasv12, JNK Signaling, and Stress

Stress Induced Tumor Formation: The Interaction Between Rasv12, JNK Signaling, and Stress

Previous cancer research has shown that multiple mutations are needed to spawn tumor development. In the past, it was believed that these alterations needed to be in the same cell. Today, Dr. Tian Xu, Yale Professor of Genetics, has flipped

Unraveling the Mysteries of Duck Mating

Unraveling the Mysteries of Duck Mating

Any animal whose genital evolutionary pattern resembles a Cold War arms race deserves some attention from the scientific community. The complexity of male and female ducks’ reproductive organs indicates just this. Their reproductive organs have co-evolved in a “sexual arms-race”

Big Plates, Small Steps: Earthquakes and What We Can Do

Big Plates, Small Steps: Earthquakes and What We Can Do

   Death From Below At 4:53 PM on January 12, 2010, Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, began to shake. Within minutes, much of the city had collapsed under the force of the tremors. The event eventually left over 110,000 people