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A 100-million-year-old fossil captured in amber. (Photo: Xiao Jia)
October 25, 2021
Researchers have discovered the oldest known modern crab — trapped in amber since the time of the dinosaurs. The 100-million-year-old fossil of the crab, Cretapsara athanata...
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October 20, 2021
Score one for a key climate change prediction. A multi-institutional research team led by Yale and the University of St. Andrews has confirmed a major finding of climate...
John Wettlaufer
October 12, 2021
The Yale community saw a familiar face behind the podium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Oct. 5, when the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics was announced. A global...
A storm darkens the sky at the mouth of the Russian River, north of Bodega Bay, Calif. The storm was driven largely by an "atmospheric river" over California. (Image courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
October 5, 2021
Yale researchers are charting the course of mighty “rivers” in the sky that are holding steady in the face of climate change — for now. In future decades, however, climate-...
An image from the farm site in Illinois used in the carbon capture study. photo Gavrielle Welbel.
September 30, 2021
Agriculture is responsible for more than 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Department of Agriculture, and some in the industry are looking for ways to...
September 28, 2021
A study from Yale and Georgia Tech offers new context for a pivotal step in the evolution of life on Earth: the dramatic proliferation of animal life, hundreds of millions of...
(Illustration by Michael S. Helfenbein; Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech)
August 31, 2021
As scientists prepare for crewed research missions to nearby planets and moons, they’ve identified a need for something beyond rovers and rockets. They need accurate weather...