Physics Olympiad hosts 200 high schoolers
On Saturday, 200 high school students from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts descended on Sloane Physics Lab to join in a competition designed to test students’ functional understanding of physics.
Study hints at cure for Parkinson’s
For the first time ever, researchers have managed to rid monkeys with Parkinson’s disease of their symptoms by transplanting adult uterine stem cells.
Twitter used to predict future
Researchers have for the first time used social networks to predict what hashtags will trend more than a week in advance.
Contagion beliefs powerful
A new Yale study investigated why people would pay exorbitant sums of money for Beyoncé’s boots or Oprah’s overcoat.
Brain structures different in gamblers
Researchers discovered for the first time that the brains of gambling addicts may have different structures than those of the rest of the population.
Shadowy street artist leaves Elm City
BiP, the artist formerly known as Believe in People — a mysterious figure who secretly transforms New Haven buildings at night — said farewell to the Elm City through a film screening on Jan. 4. BiP gained fame as a street artist by painting murals all across New Haven, including a large mural of Anne »
E-Cigarette use spreading among youths
The first-ever study of electronic cigarette use among youths found that smoking is on the rise. The study performed by a team of researchers at the Yale School of Medicine discovered that use of e-cigarettes — battery powered devices that heat nicotine cartridges into a vapor which the user can then inhale — doubled in »
Social networks influential in violent crime
Chicago native and Yale sociology professor Andrew Papachristos has discovered that social networks are the single most predictive factor in violent crime in his home city. Social networks constructed from arrest records explained violent crime better than gender, race or gang affiliation in a subset of the Chicago population. While other studies have looked at »