Science & Technology


No tricks — just a Halloween Blue Moon

October 19, 2020

On Oct. 31, there will be a nearly global blue moon for the first time since 1944. Yale astronomer Michael Faison talks with YaleNews about the phenomenon.

In defense of (mathematical) models

October 13, 2020

Epidemiological models of COVID-19’s fallout have been imperfect, but are essential for good decision making, argues Yale SOM Deputy Dean Edieal Pinker.

Single-molecule switch a step toward ever-smaller electronics

October 12, 2020

A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated for the first time a single-molecule electret — a device that could be one of the keys to molecular computers.

Path to a Nobel: Yale stop critical for gene editing pioneer

October 12, 2020

From 1994 to 2002, Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, laid the early groundwork for the development of CRISPR at Yale.

New technology enables West Campus scientists to see those good excitations

October 9, 2020

A new technique is enabling scientists at Yale to observe surface waves in superconductors – and what comes next for renewable energy.

Looking for pieces of Venus? Try the moon

October 7, 2020

Yale astronomers say there may be billions of Venusian rocks on the surface of the Moon — and they may be useful in learning about Venus’ ancient atmosphere.

Neurobiology of conversation: Brain activity depends on who you talk to

October 5, 2020

Our brains respond differently when talking to a person from a different socioeconomic group than during a conversation with someone of a similar background.

With multilayered approach, a filter to meet freshwater supply needs

October 5, 2020

In search of a better way to desalinate water, a Yale-led team of researchers has turned to swimsuit material for inspiration.

Mapping the retina, eating on the savanna, and treating severe COVID-19

October 2, 2020

This month’s cache of Insights & Outcomes includes a map of the human retina, a menu of African savanna diets, and a much-deserved honor for a Yale chemist.

National Geographic goes big on dinosaurs — and big on Yale paleontology

September 30, 2020

The latest cover of National Geographic magazine features a Yale discovery that stretches back … oh, about 115 million years.