Science & Technology

Winning Yale image brings the beauty of biology into focus

December 20, 2017

The BioArt Competition award-winning photo, depicting an alligator embryo, will be exhibited at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland.

Brains of old monkeys and humans share same signs of Alzheimer’s

December 18, 2017

Researchers hope the discovery will provide novel therapeutic strategies to protect against early stages of degeneration and prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.

Bringing African researchers together to advance science

December 18, 2017

Young scientists are getting their first experience working in the field as they study the ecosystem of Kenya's Mara River.

Disease-bearing mosquitoes adapt to winters near D.C. lawmakers

December 18, 2017

A type of tropical mosquito known to spread Zika is making a home in Washington D.C. for the sixth straight winter, by hunkering down in storm drains.

A new approach for detecting planets in the Alpha Centauri system

December 18, 2017

Nearly 25 trillion miles away, Alpha Centauri is our closest neighbor — could it be home to a habitable planet? New research is bringing us closer to an answer.

Programming for laughs: A.I. tries its hand at humor at YSEAS

December 14, 2017

Artificial intelligence can beat chess champs, but can it come up with a good joke? Thanks to computational linguistics, the answer might be “yes.”

Climate benefits of wind and solar outweigh costs of ‘hidden’ emissions

December 14, 2017

While green technologies like solar and wind do create some carbon emissions, they prevent much more by displacing fossil fuels, according to a new study.

Evolution expert: ‘Boys will be boys’ doesn’t explain sexual harassment

December 13, 2017

Can modern sexual harassment be chalked up to natural selection? Not at all, argues Yale’s Richard G. Bribiescas — citing no less an authority than Darwin.

Understanding ourselves through neuroimaging and algorithms

December 13, 2017

Yale researchers have developed a method of analyzing individual brains that allows them to successfully predict the subjects’ IQs, their sex, and more.

3D modeling offers insight into how giant tortoises get off their backs

December 13, 2017

The shells of tumble-prone giant tortoises on the Galapagos Islands may not do them any favors, according to new research.