Stressful memories malleable

Memories of stressful events can seem indelible. Recollections of discomfort, behavior and surroundings are recorded with piercingly sharp detail, causing many a sleepless night.


Forum: Shopping Period

With shopping period upon us, students are scrambling to assemble that perfect schedule of seminars, lectures and sections. In this edition of the News’ Forum, our contributors chronicle the ups and downs of this important Yale tradition. Scott Stern, Staff Blogger | Sophomore in Branford College Shopping period is stressful. As someone who is currently […]


Times reporter moonlights as Whiffenpoof

Henry Alford, New York Times reporter – and now, honorary Whiffenpoof? In an article published in The New York Times on Jan. 13, Alford writes about his brief experience singing with the Whiffenpoofs and participating in a movement he calls “fakeappella.” Eager, he writes, to “know what it feels like to sing ‘Too Darn Hot’ […]


Murphy, infant son take oath of office

Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy may not be the youngest current member of the United States Senate after all. On Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden chuckled as he administered the oath of office to not only Murphy but also his infant son, who rode comfortably on his father’s arm during the swearing-in ceremony. “This is my 1-year-old, […]


Bird family tree compiled

For the first time, all 9,993 living bird species can roost on one family tree. In a five-year study titled “The global diversity of birds in space and time,” published Oct. 31 in the journal Nature, a research team led by Yale evolutionary biologist Walter Jetz compiled the most complete version of the avian family […]


Yale Opera presents Fall Scenes

This weekend, students will be able to sample 10 different opera scenes in just one night. On Friday and Saturday evening, the School of Music’s Yale Opera program will present its annual “Fall Opera Scenes,” the first of three major productions for the 2012-’13 season. Directed by Doris Yarick-Cross, the production will feature students in […]


In mice, a treatment for lung cancer

For mice, the Goliath of lung cancer has a vanquisher in the form of a tiny David. In a study published in the November issue of Cancer Research, Yale biology researchers Frank J. Slack and Andrea Kasinski revealed that short strands of microRNA, non-coding RNA inhibiting protein translation, were successful in both preventing and curing […]


State post offices face hour reductions

Connecticut residents may not need to worry about rain, snow, sleet or hail disrupting their mail service, but budget cuts could soon affect their post office hours. The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to reduce the operating hours of 60 small Connecticut post offices as part of the “POStPlan” (Post Office Structure Plan), an […]


PETA to bring ‘factory farms’ to campus

Yalies, prepare to meet your meat. Peta2, the student wing of activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), will bring a mock “factory farm” to Old Campus this Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in an effort to teach students about the origins of their hamburgers, chicken tenders and other fleshy […]


Yale maps “uncharted” genome regions

Scientists from Yale and an international research consortium recently published the discovery of information identifying functional regions of the human genome. Whereas the human genome, sequenced under the worldwide Human Genome Project in 2003, defines the overall structure of human DNA, the new project, titled Encode (ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements), investigated how many of the […]