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In life and baseball, people love ‘The Naturals’

As baseball playoffs begin this week, Yale psychologists have a prediction: Your favorite player is likely to be a natural talent rather than someone...

In quantum computing, light may lead the way

Light might be able to play a bigger, more versatile role in the future of quantum computing, according to new research by Yale University...

CA, Yale researchers win Nobel in Medicine

Randy W. Schekman, professor of molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or...

Yale team identifies molecular ‘finger’ that pushes the domino of life

The basics of conception are familiar to any high school freshman biology student, yet scientists have yet to find the initial molecular mechanisms that...

Tropical forests ‘fix’ themselves

Tropical forests speed their own recovery, capturing nitrogen and carbon faster after being logged or cleared for agriculture. Researchers working at the Smithsonian Tropical...

Looking to the past to predict the future of climate change

Climate changes how species interact with one another—and not just today. Scientists are studying trends from fossil records to understand how climate change impacted...

Evolution too slow to keep up with climate change, study says

Many vertebrate species would have to evolve about 10,000 times faster than they have in the past to adapt to the rapid climate change...

On the hunt for neutrinos

Every second, trillions of particles called neutrinos pass through your body. These particles have a mass so tiny it has never been measured, and...

From teddy bears to iPhones, we overestimate what others will pay...

Compared to what they would pay themselves, most consumers overestimate what others are willing to pay for products, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. And that holds true for a large range of items, both real and imaginary. ...

Monitoring engineered blood vessels as they grow in patients

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nanoparticle technology, researchers from Yale have devised a way to monitor the growth of laboratory-engineered blood vessels after...

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