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An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

An Inconvenient Truth, A Surprisingly Convenient Solution

Seeking potential methods of reducing carbon emissions, Yale professors in the Geology and Geophysics Department are studying some of the questions raised with the development of carbon sequestration techniques.

The Puzzle of Autism

The Puzzle of Autism

One out of every 150 children born is diagnosed with the disorder; among boys, who are four times more likely to have autism, the number rises to one in 94. Currently, 1.5 million Americans are autistic.

Stress Hormones and Social Rank

Stress Hormones and Social Rank

Stephanie Anestis (GRAD ’05), a Schwartz Foundation post-doctoral research associate in the Center for Human and Primate Reproductive Ecology, is investigating this stress and hormones in chimpanzees.

Searching for Dwarf Galaxies

Searching for Dwarf Galaxies

Yale Professor of Astronomy Marla Geha and coauthor Josh Simon have demonstrated the existence of new dwarf galaxies, the smallest yet observed, orbiting the Milky Way.

CRISP Materials Research: Unlocking the Potential of Complex Metal Oxides

CRISP Materials Research: Unlocking the Potential of Complex Metal Oxides

Few undergrads may know this, but Yale is the home of one of the nation’s premier materials science research centers, the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP).

Reading + Science = Literacy : Haskins Laboratories and the Promise of Eliminating Illiteracy

Reading + Science = Literacy : Haskins Laboratories and the Promise of Eliminating Illiteracy

It is estimated that nowadays only a third of American eighth-graders can read proficiently and up to twenty percent of youths have some sort of reading disability. Moreover, students lacking in basic reading comprehension skills often struggle in other academic

Nanoparticles: Tiny miracles for those on the quest for the perfect drug

Nanoparticles: Tiny miracles for those on the quest for the perfect drug

What if you could make the perfect drug? Would you prefer to avoid side effects, prescribe lower doses, or decide when and where your drug attacks? While ultimate perfection in drug engineering may not be in the immediate future, these

Paleobotany: Fossilized plant remains give insights to global climate balances

Paleobotany: Fossilized plant remains give insights to global climate balances

Most of us consider flowers a pretty accessory to be used when needed, perhaps for a friend’s birthday or a last-minute bouquet for Mother’s Day. For Professor of Geology and Geophysics Leo Hickey, however, flowers are much more intellectually interesting.

From the Editor: 81.2 Scales of Science

From the Editor: 81.2 Scales of Science

In one lab, a team of particle physicists investigates the properties of the atom, an infinitesimal structure measuring just 0.1 nanometers. Not far away, a group of astrophysicists observe the characteristics of an enormous galaxy, spanning over 100,000 light years

Observation of stellar-mass black holes and the discovery of M33 X-7

Observation of stellar-mass black holes and the discovery of M33 X-7

Dr. Jeffrey McClintock, a Senior Astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, believes that “[black holes] are the most profound question in the universe apart from human consciousness.”