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2008-12-10 15:47:11

The government of Peru has sued Yale University in the U.S. courts seeking the return of Incan mummies, bones and pottery excavated decades ago. Hiram Bingham III, a Yale lecturer in South American history and future U.S. senator from Connecticut, rediscovered the city of Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, in 1911. The Peruvian lawsuit claims that many of the most significant artifacts Bingham removed from the site remain at Yale, violating his agreement with the government, The Hartford...

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2008-11-28 09:19:25

Science fiction writers have long envisioned sailing a spacecraft by the optical force of the sun's light. But, the forces of sunlight are too weak to fill even the oversized sails that have been tried. Now a team led by researchers at the Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science has shown that the force of light indeed can be harnessed to drive machines "” when the process is scaled to nano-proportions. Their work opens the door to a new class of semiconductor devices that are...

2008-11-26 12:45:43

Yale football Coach Jack Siedlecki is retiring as coach after 12 seasons to become an assistant athletics director at the university. Yale was 70-47 and won Ivy League titles in 1999 and 2006 in 12 years under Siedlecki. The team was 6-4 this season, including a season-ending 10-0 loss to arch-rival Harvard last week. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over 12 years, going from 1-9 to 9-1 in three years, winning two Ivy League championships and playing with the title on the...

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2008-11-17 08:15:00

A leader in hospice care in the United States and a former Yale nursing dean, Florence Wald, died at age 91. Her daughter, Shari Vogler, said Wald died November 8th of natural causes at her Branford home, and a hospice volunteer was by her side to the end. During the 1960s, Wald was dean of the Yale University School of Nursing when she updated its curriculum to include a stronger focus on comfort for dying patients and their families. The founder of St. Christopher's Hospice in London...

2008-10-30 09:00:26

DERBY, Conn., Oct.30 /PRNewswire/ -- Snacking -- at least on the right kind of food -- may help with weight control, according to a recently completed pilot study at The Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. In the pilot study, 20 overweight adults consumed two KIND Fruit & Nut Delight Bars per day for eight weeks along with their habitual diet. The group experienced an average weight loss of 0.6 pounds, and a reduction of 0.2 in their BMI, along with lowered blood pressure (-3.6...

2008-10-15 12:00:26

The Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) has announced a new offering, the Pre-MBA Leadership Program for promising college undergraduates, as well as recent college graduates already in the workforce, who are interested in developing their leadership skills and exploring careers in business. The annual, two-week summer program will accept up to 50 rising college juniors and seniors of color, other undergraduates who actively support diversity and inclusion in business, and recent...

2008-09-26 03:00:15

By Corbin, Ian Marcus Yale senior Aliza Shvarts has gone too far-or maybe she hasn't. According to a press release that Shvarts sent to the Yale Daily News on Wednesday, April 16, over a recent nine-month period, the senior art major artificially inseminated herself "as often as possible" and then induced miscarriages by means of herbal abortifacient pills. At first blush, her actions bespeak a morbidly unsound mind, but what makes Shvarts' actions even more outrageous is that she is-by all...

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2008-09-20 08:51:29

Yale researchers have shown that the origin and evolution of the placenta and uterus in mammals is associated with evolutionary changes in a single regulatory protein, according to a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Many past studies have shown that genes are regulated and altered by changes within their own structures. This is the first work suggesting that the evolution of transcription factors "” separate regulatory proteins "” may play an active role...

2008-09-16 12:00:50

PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The 16th International AHCC(R) (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) Symposium was held in Sapporo, Japan on July 26th and 27th. The Symposium hosted by the AHCC Research Association was attended by over 300 medical doctors and researchers from around the world that presented and discussed research studies completed with AHCC. Individuals attending this year's event included representatives from Harvard Medical School, Yale University School of...

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2008-09-04 15:15:00

'Rosetta Stone' for understanding evolution Yale molecular and evolutionary biologists in collaboration with Department of Energy scientists produced the full genome sequence of Trichoplax, one of nature's most primitive multicellular organisms, providing a new insight into the evolution of all higher animals. The findings reported in the online edition of the journal Nature show that while Trichoplax has one of the smallest nuclear genomes found in a multi-cellular creature, it contains...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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