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November 20, 2014
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Writer describes the ways humans are fueling ‘The Sixth Extinction’

“I see myself as a translator who translates science into a language that someone like me, a literature major, can understand,” said New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert during a recent talk on campus. “Science tends to be written in a … Continue reading

December 24, 2012
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Yale Senior Shines Light on the ‘French Anne Frank’

The story of Hélène Berr, a young French Jewish woman who chronicled her life in Paris during the German occupation and died in a concentration camp, had a certain poignancy for Yale senior Zoe Egelman. A New Yorker, Egelman shares … Continue reading

September 8, 2012
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That Giant Tarantula Is Terrifying, But I’ll Touch It

Expressing your emotions can reduce fear, UCLA psychologists report “Give sorrow words.” —Malcolm in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” Can simply describing your feelings at stressful times make you less afraid and less anxious? A new UCLA psychology study suggests that labeling your … Continue reading

April 29, 2011
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Mutations in Single Gene May Have Shaped Human Cerebral Cortex

The size and shape of the human cerebral cortex, an evolutionary marvel responsible for everything from Shakespeare’s poetry to the atomic bomb, are largely influenced by mutations in a single gene, according to a team of researchers led by the … Continue reading