Dinosaurs hardened pinecones, study says

Elementary school arts and crafts would not be the same had it not been for the eating habits of dinosaurs. Andrew Leslie, a postdoctoral paleobotanist at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, has linked the hardness of present-day pinecones with the mass arrival of tall, herbivorous dinosaurs in the early-middle Jurassic period. The […]

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Tierney talks willpower, self-discipline

Amy Chua may have a point with regard to her parenting philosophy, according to veteran science columnist John Tierney ’75. Tierney, who has written for the New York Times since 1990, spoke at a Calhoun College Master’s Tea Wednesday afternoon about willpower and self-discipline, the subject of his forthcoming book. In front of an audience […]

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Chemists tackle ovarian cancer

Yale chemists are working to prevent cancer. Assistant chemistry professor Seth Herzon and his team of researchers have synthesized a molecule which has led to the discovery of new agents that could be used to prevent the recurrence of ovarian cancer. The molecule, called lomaiviticin aglycon, has been known for a decade, but scientists have […]

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Moretti: What’s wrong with right?

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