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February 3, 2016
Sorry, Explorers Club, but woolly mammoth is no longer on the menu. Neither is the giant ground sloth. A Yale-led analysis has shown that a famous morsel of meat from a 1951...
February 3, 2016
  Washington, D.C.—Earth’s magnetic field is generated by the motion of liquid iron in the planet’s core. This “geodynamo” occasionally reverses its...
January 27, 2016
A Yale University study suggests that continent-scale monsoons will adapt to climate change gradually, without suddenly losing their watery oomph. Writing in the journal...
January 25, 2016
In Reina Maruyama’s line of work, you can’t call yourself a real scientist until you’ve flirted with frostbite while scouting for subatomic particles at the South Pole. Bone-...
January 11, 2016
Yale scientists (Jennifer Girard et al.) conducted the first laboratory deformation experiments on materials in the Earth’s lower mantle under the conditions equivalent to...
January 8, 2016
In the mid-morning, local time, of January 6, an underground blast in a remote corner of North Korea sent seismic waves worldwide, leaving clear recordings on thousands of...

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