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Where does our trash go? Study picks through pieces — and value — of waste

September 7, 2018
Recent research by Yale researchers takes a major step in measuring just what is in the more than 200 million tons of waste that are discarded each year.

University statement on assignment of endowed professorships

September 6, 2018
The university issued the following statement about the assignment of endowed professorships.

How surgery breaks the cycle of obesity

September 6, 2018
When diet and exercise no longer work, doctors treat the extra pounds as a disease. Fortunately, it’s a treatable one.

Campus-wide initiative takes humanities approach to energy and environment

September 6, 2018
A year old, the Environmental Humanities Initiative aims to deepen understanding of how nature, environmental science, culture, and politics are interconnected.

Think pink for a better view of climate change

September 4, 2018
A new study says pink noise may be the key to separating out natural climate variability from climate change that is influenced by human activity.

Survey highlights need for improvement in reporting diagnostic errors

September 4, 2018
The survey results point to inconsistent training to report errors, no unified reporting system, and widespread discomfort with reporting.

At first meeting, people like you more than you think

September 4, 2018
The so-called “liking gap” can hinder our ability to develop new relationships, according to a new study by Yale psychologists.