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June 22, 2020
How did an eruption of Alaska’s Okmok volcano in 43 B.C.E. affect the Mediterranean region of antiquity? Yale’s Joe Manning is the person to ask.
June 18, 2020
“Why do plants have thorns?” is an easy question. “Where do thorns come from?” is more complicated — but Yale scientists have found an answer.
June 17, 2020
New research shows that early dinosaur eggs had soft, leathery shells like modern turtles — quite unlike the bird egg-like hard shells of conventional wisdom.
June 17, 2020
A new study in Nature reports the discovery of a fast radio burst that pulses at regular intervals — every 16.35 days — from a nearby galaxy.
June 16, 2020
Yale’s research labs are coming back to life — with new safety measures in place and a renewed sense of purpose.
June 15, 2020
FAS psychologist Yarrow Dunham and colleagues explain why it’s imperative that parents recognize and talk about racial differences with kids from an early age to prevent...
June 12, 2020
Kaolinite, a mineral found in certain fine-grained rocks around the world, is a key ingredient for preserving some of the earliest forms of complex life.