Math research program to launch this summer
To devise a foolproof strategy for bidding chess, a variant of the game in which players bid for the right to move instead of taking turns, you might need longer than a lifetime. It’s the sort of task Yale math professor Sam Payne calls “easy to understand, but impossibly difficult” — and the sort of »
FES students warn of warming Olympics
In February, students from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will warn the world that the winter Olympics may someday be an event of the past.
Babies hesitant to touch plants
A new Yale study suggests that humans should thank evolution for our hesitation to reach out and touch poison ivy.
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 »
Planet Mercury comes to Peabody
Yale Peabody Museum is displaying a piece of what could be the first known meteorite from Mercury to ever strike earth.
Many “Pathways” to STEM
Yale's STEM outreach programs help high school students develop a passion for the sciences.