Science & Technology


A new spin on supermassive black holes

September 23, 2020

Supermassive black holes grow mainly by the accretion of gas they pull in by spinning, rather than by merging with other black holes, new research shows.

Two Yale faculty named among most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists

September 22, 2020

Daniel Colón-Ramos and Enrique De La Cruz have been named as two of the 100 most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists in America by Cell Mentor.

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing

September 18, 2020

Researchers have been able to track the spread of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data by testing wastewater.

How a job at Yale in the ’60s set Susan Eggers on a groundbreaking path

September 15, 2020

A pioneer in the field of computer architecture, Eggers first discovered her love of computer science as a secretary at the Yale Economic Growth Center.

Holding up a mirror to a dark matter discrepancy

September 10, 2020

New research shows that the smaller dollops of dark matter associated with cluster galaxies were significantly more concentrated than predicted by theorists.

Simple change to microscope opens up complex panorama of cells

September 10, 2020

Yale scientists have overcome the technological problem of using fluorescence microscopy as scales below a micrometer — a potential boon to cell research.

Scientists solve decades-old puzzle about Lyme disease

September 9, 2020

New research from the Yale Microbial Sciences Institute provide a major new insight into the corkscrew-shaped bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

Insights & Outcomes: Schoelkopf on quantum council and a dopamine discovery

September 9, 2020

YaleNews’ monthly science column looks at dopamine’s role in heart failure, the “early burst” of evolution, how to build a better flu vaccine, and more.

Lighting the way for new solar fuels science

September 4, 2020

Yale chemists are pushing forward with innovative work to develop tomorrow’s liquid fuels from sunlight.

Yale researchers find a cause and possible treatment for Fragile X

September 3, 2020

Fragile X syndrome — a disorder of the X chromosome — is the leading cause of autism and the primary genetic driver of intellectual disability.