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University

Juniors get tapped, then get crunk

April 16, 2010 • 0
“You’re bad in bed anyway!” screamed a would-be bride as she ran out of Commons in her wedding dress Thursday. While her escort — a policewoman clad in a skin-tight cat suit — followed close behind, the groom stood there laughing beside a reverend donning silk pajamas. As this couple’s public wedding spat played out »
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Sci-Tech

Unraveling the DNA behind the mask

February 24, 2010 • 3
After 3,400 years, one of history’s oldest cold cases has finally been solved. In addition to finding evidence that the legendary Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (better known as King Tut) died of malaria and suffered from a club foot, DNA analysis unveiled last week has identified a previously anonymous excavated mummy, KV55, as Tutankhamun’s father: Akhenaten, »
City

City may see red-light cameras

February 16, 2010 • 6
Although city officials are pushing for red-light cameras, New Haven drivers may not see them just yet. At a press conference Friday, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr., New Haven Police Chief James Lewis, state officials and members of the Connecticut Livable Streets Campaign said they hope the state legislature will approve the installation of »
Rebecca Skloot spoke to students Monday afternoon about the 10 years she spent writing a book on HeLa cells.
University

Skloot discusses HeLa cells at Tea

February 9, 2010 • 3
HeLa cells — the focus of journalist Rebecca Skloot’s new book “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” — are a strain of cells that aid science research from high school biology classes to Kline Biology Tower and that are continuously multiplying. Their sale is a multimillion-dollar industry, and they are vital to the medical industry, »