February 2019 News

David Blight sits in front of a table which contains a pile of his book.
February 19, 2019
Blight will be recognized during an event hosted by Gettysburg College and the Gilder Lehrman Institute in April. The award includes a $50,000 prize.
Two pictures, side by side. The one on the left shows the full amount of cells (1.3 millions) in a sample of a mouse brain. The one on the right, however, only shows 50 000 cells, which makes the image much less populated.
February 14, 2019
FIt-SNE, an accelerated version of t-distributed Stochastic Neighborhood Embedding, will aid researchers in developmental biology, neurology, and other fields.
An image where a horizon line divides the upper and bottom half. At the top, outer space can be seen, while the sky of planet earth can be seen on the bottom. Right at the center of the horizon, a beam of light emerges like a nascent sun.
February 14, 2019
Professor Jun Korenaga will take part in a new, NASA-supported project that will examine the specific conditions that led to the rise of life on Earth.
Two black and white images, side by side. In both cases, a small animal eats in front of a larger one. On the left picture, the larger animal seems to be a reptail, while that of the ricture is a large mammal.
February 13, 2019
The origins of chewing in prehistoric mammals — a watershed moment in our evolution — is the subject of a new study from Yale researchers.
Six people stand doind different activities. One of them looks through the eye-piece of equipment mounted on a tripod. Behind them, clear skies can be seen.
February 12, 2019
The Yale chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA is putting classroom lessons to the test with projects like water infrastructure improvements in Tanzania.
Picture of a bone, showing crystals at its center.
February 5, 2019
Long before our ancestors hunted for meat, a taste for the fat in scavenged bone marrow might have offered them the nutrition needed to develop bigger brains.
Graphic showing an open book, on top of which there is grass and a tree. In front of this, stands a light bulb. Blue skies can be seen behind.
February 5, 2019
The Graduate Certificate in the Environmental Humanities will be offered beginning in the fall of 2019 and is open to doctoral students at any stage.