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Bird family tree
A Yale-led scientific team has produced the most comprehensive family tree for birds to date, connecting all living bird species — nearly 10,000 in total — and revealing surprising new details about history and evolution.
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Hawk over East Rock.
Arthritis drug spurs hair growth
The Yale School of Medicine reported the successful treatment of a patient's alopecia universalis, a disease that results in loss of all body hair, using an existing drug for rheumatoid arthritis.
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Arthritis drug spurs hair growth
Robots Reading Vogue
Yale researchers and digital humanists are now using modern computer algorithms to dive through Vogue’s rich electronic record in order to study the evolution of fashion and culture in the media.
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Robots Reading Vogue
Predator from the prehistoric seas
A Yale research team says Pentecopterus lived 467 million years ago and could grow to nearly six feet and had large, grasping limbs for trapping prey.
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Pentecopterus lived 467 million years ago.
An unexpected antidepressant
Yale scientists explain how the drug ketamine vanquishes depression within hours.
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Ketamine
Supercool Metals
Jan Schroers, who teaches mechanical engineering and materials science, has created a thin, lightweight smartphone case that is harder than steel and as easy to shape as plastic.
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Supercool Metals
Measuring the risk of autism
Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have figured out how to measure an infant’s risk of developing autism by looking for abnormalities in his/her placenta at birth.
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Measuring the risk of autism
Diamond planet
Research led by Yale scientists suggests that a rocky planet twice Earth's size orbiting a nearby star is a diamond planet.
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Diamond planet
Photogrammar
Photogrammar is a web-based platform featuring 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the U.S. Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI).
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Photogrammar.
The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict
An 1858 manuscript housed at Yale is the earliest-known prison memoir written by an African American.
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The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict.