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‘Picoscience’ and a plethora of new materials

October 7, 2019

Yale researchers in “picoscience” are working to design and fabricate materials at the picometer scale — which is a million times smaller than a micrometer.

Peabody after-school program for local students awarded Avangrid grant

October 3, 2019

Avangrid has awarded the Peabody a three-year $125,000 grant to provide support to the Evolutions Afterschool Program, which hosts about 100 students each year.

A tech school for dreamers in Afghanistan

October 1, 2019

The Dreamer Institute, a collaboration between Yale and Afghan entrepreneur Roya Mahboob, will be built in Kabul — and open its doors to both boys and girls.

Female orgasm is evolution’s happy gift

September 30, 2019

New research suggests that the female orgasm is a neuro-endocrine response inherited from older lineages of animals who only ovulate during copulation.

Growing old together: a sharper look at black holes and their host galaxies

September 30, 2019

The “special relationship” between supermassive black holes and their hosts can now be understood as a bond that begins early in a galaxy’s formation.

Molecular memories are made of this

September 27, 2019

Researchers at the Yale Systems Biology Institute have found that it is possible to store information in the protein polymer network within our own cells.

Artificial intelligence could help reduce hospitalizations for GI condition

September 26, 2019

A new machine-learning model predicts the risk of dying or the need for intervention in the hospital for patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

Get ready for more interstellar objects, Yale astronomers say

September 26, 2019

A new study suggests that our solar system can expect a few large interstellar objects like ‘Oumuamua to show up every year — and lots of smaller ones to boot.

Neeley and Yong extol the power of narrative in science writing

September 25, 2019

Liz Neeley and Ed Yong spoke about the importance of storytelling to science education — and science itself — as Poynter Fellows on Sept. 23.

Yale researchers identify rare inherited immune disease

September 25, 2019

By studying the genome of a nine-year-old girl, Yale researchers were able to discover a new disease and new roles for a particular gene that affects immunity.