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The fossil crab Callichimaera perplexa. (Credit: Daniel Ocampo R. /Vencejo Films)
January 13, 2022
Their legs may get more attention, but a new study says a crab’s eyes have much to offer, too — at least scientifically. Writing in the journal iScience, paleontologists from...
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December 13, 2021
Yale scientists say Earth’s ancient oceans likely were much saltier than they are today — a finding that may spice up our understanding of how life, atmosphere, and climate...
November 23, 2021
A new study introduces a novel way for tectonic plates — massive sheets of rock that jostle for position in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle — to bend and sink. It’s a bit...
David Bercovici
November 3, 2021
Dave Bercovici has just been announced as the 2022 recipient of the Augustus Love medal, awarded by the European Geosciences Union. The Love medal is awarded to a...
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...