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Star Stream Serves As Light Snack For Growing Milky Way
2012-10-27 05:56:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Milky Way apparently has one voracious appetite, as researchers from a prominent American university have discovered our home galaxy slowly consuming the remnants of an ancient star cluster. Astronomers from Yale University used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to locate a stream of stars being slowly ingested by the galaxy. While researchers have previously discovered evidence that the Milky Way has gobbled up dwarf galaxies,...

2012-10-22 04:02:15

Designed by Charney Architects with Vanderweil Engineers, Cogeneration Plant Powers Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 21, 2012 The new 15 MWe cogeneration expansion at Yale University´s Sterling Power Plant in New Haven, Conn., was recognized with the 2012 Honor Award for design excellence and sustainability from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Connecticut chapter. Designed by Charney Architects with Vanderweil Power Group, a...

Planet Found Orbiting Two Stars
2012-10-15 13:37:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of international astronomers, along with Planethunters.org volunteers, found the first reported case of a planet orbiting twin suns that in turn is orbited by a second distant pair of stars. Researchers said that only six planets are known to orbit two stars, and none of these are orbited by distant stellar companions. "Circumbinary planets are the extremes of planet formation," said Meg Schwamb of Yale University and lead...

Diamond Planet
2012-10-11 12:25:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One nearby super-Earth planet could have a lot more "bling" on it than our planet, because astronomers say it maybe a diamond planet. Yale University scientists reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters that the surface of 55 Cancri e is likely covered in graphite and diamond, rather than water and granite. The planet has a radius twice of Earth's, and a mass eight times greater, allowing it to fall into the classification...

2012-10-05 14:23:56

Raises hopes for new class of antidepressant Many chronically depressed and treatment-resistant patients experience immediate relief from symptoms after taking small amounts of the drug ketamine. For a decade, scientists have been trying to explain the observation first made at Yale University. Today, current evidence suggests that the pediatric anesthetic helps regenerate synaptic connections between brain cells damaged by stress and depression, according to a review of scientific...

2012-09-21 23:01:22

Monique Walton and Andia Winslow, filmmakers of “Still Black, at Yale”, will be on hand at a special screening at GateWay Community College on October 3. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 21, 2012 Monique Walton and Andia Winslow, filmmakers of “Still Black, at Yale”, will be on hand at a special screening at GateWay Community College, at 3:30 and 7 p.m., Oct. 3, in the IE Building, Copper Room. After the screenings, discussions with the filmmakers will follow. Walton...

A Different Tale Of Snake Evolution
2012-07-27 05:24:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New analysis of what is being called one of the most primitive snake fossils ever discovered suggests that the reptilian creatures may have developed their unique look on land, not in water. Nicholas Longrich of Yale University and his colleagues studied recently discovered fossils of the Coniophis precedens, an ancient protosnake that lived alongside dinosaurs some 65 to 70 million years ago, according to BBC News reports....

Wing Bling: Flashier Is Better For Female Butterflies
2012-06-11 14:21:23

If female butterflies are programmed to identify males of their species by the patterns of spots on their wings, how can new wing patterns evolve in males? The answer is that while females are predisposed to prefer a specific pattern, they learn to like flashier ones more, according to a new Yale University study. The study published online the week of June 11 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences gives a partial explanation of an evolutionary mystery. Biologists...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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