Illustration of a planet in the Alpha Centauri system
December 18, 2017
Nearly 25 trillion miles away, Alpha Centauri is our closest neighbor — could it be home to a habitable planet? New research is bringing us closer to an answer.
December 18, 2017
Young scientists are getting their first experience working in the field as they study the ecosystem of Kenya's Mara River.
Photograph of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito
December 18, 2017
A type of tropical mosquito known to spread Zika is making a home in Washington D.C. for the sixth straight winter, by hunkering down in storm drains.
December 14, 2017
Artificial intelligence can beat chess champs, but can it come up with a good joke? Thanks to computational linguistics, the answer might be “yes.”
The Cover of Anne Fadiman's Book
December 14, 2017
Anne Fadiman, Francis Writer in Residence and adjunct professor of English (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
December 13, 2017
Named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, Yale's Marla Geha will receive $1 million to help expand science education for veterans.
December 12, 2017
Crystal Feimster’s course, “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” asks students to take a holistic approach to history with creative coursework — like making a zine.