Friday, June 23, 2017

MSU study uncovers culprits behind Flint water crisis

Many believe the events leading to the lead poisoning of Flint’s drinking water began in April 2014, when it started drawing from the Flint...

A new standard in robotics

November 17, 2016 This story originally appeared in the 2016-17 issue of Yale Engineering. On the wall of Aaron Dollar’s office is a poster for R.U.R....

The Energy Sciences Institute: Developing tomorrow’s energy

By William Weir November 22, 2016 In his office at the Energy Sciences Institute (ESI), Shu Hu holds a small box in his hand. Five years in...

Study finds key regulator in pulmonary fibrosis

By Ziba Kashef October 19, 2016 A Yale-led research team has identified an important enzyme that could lead to new therapies for a chronic fatal lung...

Metaculus: a prediction website with an eye on science and technology

By Jim Shelton November 2, 2016 “Metaculus" things happen when you gather a wealth of well-reasoned scientific opinion and point it at the future. That’s the premise...

‘Navigators’ help indigenous cancer patients overcome barriers to diagnosis, treatment

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research shows that patient “navigators” are a valuable resource for American Indians and Alaskan Natives with cancer as they try...

Movement of rainforest butterflies restricted by oil palm plantations

Scientists at the University of York have found that oil palm plantations, which produce oil for commercial use in cooking, food products, and cosmetics,...

Study points to possible treatment for a rare vascular disease

By Ziba Kashef November 29, 2016 In individuals with a rare genetic disorder that affects blood vessels, arteries and veins develop abnormal connections, causing bleeding in...