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January 11, 2015
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Time adds a wrinkle to nature and nurture

Nature and nurture have found a new companion — historical context. A new study has produced the best evidence yet that the role of genetics in complex traits, including obesity, varies over time. Both the era in which scientific research … Continue reading

April 12, 2014
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Going viral: How ‘social contagion’ begins and escalates

Understanding the roots of a global, contagious spread of online information may help better predict political revolutions, consumer behavior, box office revenues, public policy debates, and even public health epidemics, a new study co-led by Yale University reveals. The model … Continue reading

February 15, 2014
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Q&A: What studying networks can tell us about the world and ourselves

There was an opening ceremony on Feb. 5 for the Yale Institute for Network Science (YINS), dedicated to exploring fundamental properties of networks as they appear throughout the biological, physical, and social sciences. The interdisciplinary institute will be led by … Continue reading

November 16, 2013
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The science of living better, longer

Did you ever wonder what science is doing to help us age more comfortably, in better health, doing the things we care about, for a longer span of time? If so, have a look at the Yale YouTube channel, where … Continue reading