Maddie Bender
Staff Reporter
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Consider the Hot Dog

Hot: having a relatively high temperature; sexy; of intense and immediate interest Dog: a highly variable domestic mammal (Canis familiaris) closely related to the grey […]

Tyson’s honorary degree comes into question

Neil deGrasse Tyson, a prominent astrophysicist and recipient of a Yale honorary degree, has come under fire after four women levied allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

Lux et Scientia Episode 1: Sandy Chang & “Introduction to the Profession”

Helena Lyng-Olsen profiles the man, the myth, the legend, Associate Dean for Science and Quantitative Reasoning Education Sandy Chang. Katherine Du reports on a mandatory […]

New Haven’s Skeletons

The older a place is, the more skeletons it has. Some of them lurk in closets and behind basement walls, but most lie underground. In […]

Nobel laureate Thomas Steitz dies at 78

Thomas Steitz, a Sterling Professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry awarded with the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, died on Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 78.

Profs feel satisfied, snubbed by Nobel Prizes

Over the past three days, the science world has been held in rapt attention as the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry […]

Study seeks to evaluate a “fake news” intervention method

New research from Yale’s Department of Psychology assesses the impact of third-party fact checking warnings on a user’s ability to differentiate between real and fake […]

Grimm appeals for more effective science communication

David Grimm GRD ’04, the online news editor of the prominent journal Science, gave a talk Wednesday afternoon about how scientists can communicate their research […]

Researchers attempt to revive extinct species

A team led by Yale researchers has begun a breeding program to recover an extinct species. Working with staff from Galápagos National Park and over […]

To isolate lyme disease bacteria, yale researchers “go fishing”

Yale researchers became the first group to sequence the full genome of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease. Using a novel genetic approach, the team […]

Fine art enhances radiologists’ observations

Could learning to analyze artwork help novice medical residents better read radiology graphs? A new study by two Yale School of Medicine professors found just […]