Sci-Tech

Scholars speak on cosmology

October 21, 2009 • 2
For centuries, science and religion have been drifting farther apart. But new discoveries may link the two once again. Before an audience of about 200 in the Yale University Art Gallery auditorium, lecturers Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams argued that people have a special place in the universe. Because of man’s unique place in the »
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Closing in on 200, a new look at Darwin

February 5, 2009 • 1
Just seven days before his 200th birthday, Charles Darwin’s ghost was dissected and analyzed by Janet Browne, one of his most recent biographers. “Biographers are in the business of capturing ghosts,” Browne, a professor of the history of science at Harvard, said. “We go after information and use words to bring them back.” Browne gave »
Sci-Tech

Genes may increase risk of aneurysm

November 18, 2008 • 0
New research by Yale scientists may give new hope to the 2 percent of the population that suffer from brain aneurysms — including Vice President-elect Joe Biden, who nearly died from a ruptured brain aneurysm in 1988. Fifteen years of hard work, state-of-the-art technology, and international cooperation came to an apex last Sunday, November 9, »
City

Around New Haven

Preliminary Connecticut voter turnout pegged at 80.3 percent With data pending from 11 towns, which have yet to submit their final numbers to state officials, Connecticut’s voter turnout reached about 80 percent on Election Day. Once full numbers have been tabulated, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz ’83 will be able to gauge whether turnout »
University

For Constitution, the big 221

September 18, 2008 • 1
The celebration of the document’s adoption on Sept. 17, 1787, featured presentations of excerpts from the Constitution and an address by Dean of Undergraduate Education Joseph Gordon. Before and after the event, organizers distributed pocket-sized Constitutions to interested Elis. The Yale College Dean’s Office, sponsor of the event, raffled off copies of two books by »