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From the Editor: 84.1 Ethics in Science Journalism

From the Editor: 84.1 Ethics in Science Journalism

Angle. Slant. Spin. Whether we are explaining to a professor why we were late to class or telling our friend why our boyfriend broke up with us, we often eliminate or emphasize specific details from our story to influence our

Intentionality and Morality in Human Judgment

Intentionality and Morality in Human Judgment

Professor Joshua Knobe studies intentionality and morality, and his findings reveal that the way we view the world is constantly colored by moral conceptions.

Uncovering the Biology of Depression

Uncovering the Biology of Depression

Professor Ronald Duman’s research into depression has both clarified parts of existing antidepressant pathways and discovered an entirely new one involving ketamine.

The Brain-Machine Connection: Humans and Computers in the 21st Century

The Brain-Machine Connection: Humans and Computers in the 21st Century

In the mid-20th century, José Delgado performed stunning experiments using electrical brain stimulation. Today, Delgado’s legacy is evident in the many medical devices that rely on interactions with the brain.

Fighting Cancer: ARM-ing Up New Therapies

Fighting Cancer: ARM-ing Up New Therapies

David Spiegel, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Yale University, has devoted his research to the synthesis of complex molecules capable of manipulating immunological functions to treat disease.

Biosensing: The New Advance in Point of Care Technologies

Biosensing: The New Advance in Point of Care Technologies

In Professor Mark Reed’s lab at Yale, the focus within the last decade has been to size biosensing devices down to the nanoscale, thus aptly giving them name “nanosensors.”

The Science of Archaeology: Discovering the Ancient Middle Niger

The Science of Archaeology: Discovering the Ancient Middle Niger

Yale Professor of Anthropology Rod McIntosh and his team have recently uncovered one of the oldest urban civilizations, the Ancient Middle Niger, which dominated a region more than five times the area of ancient Egypt and three times the area of Mesopotamia.

Paint Drying: A Stressful Process

Paint Drying: A Stressful Process

Members of Professor Eric Dufresne’s laboratory are studying the mechanical forces generated by crawling cells and have related these forces to those generated when paint dries, helping to build a greater understanding of the dynamics of soft materials.