Planning of Mars rover mission relocated to Cornell

November 9, 2004 • 0
After eight months of centralized work at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, Cornell members of the Mars Exploration Rover mission will contraol the project’s scientific planning from campus in Ithaca, N.Y. The relocation resulted from the mission’s unexpected success. The Spirit and Opportunity rovers functioned for longer than the 90 sols, or Martian »

Editor discusses global warming

October 20, 2004 • 1
Yale’s resources are equal to those of many small countries, but so is its pollution level. According to Jim Motavalli, editor of E: The Environmental Magazine, the University’s greenhouse gas production is greater than that of 32 developing nations. At a lecture yesterday in the Sage Hall student lounge, Motavalli warned that global warming has »

Antipsychotic drugs may raise diabetes risk

October 12, 2004 • 0
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A study by Yale psychiatrists indicates that newer schizophrenia drugs tend to increase patients’ risk for diabetes, giving physicians both legal and clinical incentives not to prescribe them. Psychiatry professors Douglas Leslie and Robert Rosenheck analyzed data collected on schizophrenia patients and discovered »

Urry sheds light upon black holes

October 8, 2004 • 0
Supermassive black holes form the center of many galaxies, including our own Milky Way, but many of these bodies remained hidden until a Yale researcher went looking for them. Ongoing research at the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics has shed light on these obscured relics of chaotic and violent galaxy creation with the aid »

S. African lawyer discusses IP of indigenous tribes

September 16, 2004 • 0
South African lawyer Roger Chennells spoke to about 50 people yesterday about his efforts to protect the intellectual property of indigenous South African peoples whose traditional knowledge may yield miracle drugs. Chennells discussed the delicate balance between protecting the rights of aboriginal peoples such as the South African San and not allowing the profits that »