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Op-Ed: Strange star WTF 001 — SETI and everyone else is guessing

Sydney - A star with the catchy name KIC 8462852, aka WTF 001, (What the Flux 001) has generated a storm of interest from the usually skeptical. This isn’t the usual lousy Photoshop effort; whatever’s blocking light from the star is huge, and real.

Scientists: Strange lizard-like reptile is earliest known turtle

Scientists have now solved an important piece of the turtle evolution puzzle. Recent fossil evidence has helped paleontologists prove that turtles share a recent common ancestor with birds, lizards, and crocodiles.

Ancient snakes had tiny hind legs, hunted in the dinosaur's world

The earliest snakes hunted in the lush nighttime forests of the Early Cretaceous, but unlike their modern relatives, ancestral snakes still bore vestiges of a four-legged lifestyle. They were equipped with tiny hind legs and itty-bitty toes.

University of Oklahoma frat shuttered after racist video surfaces

After a racist video chant aired online the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma is being shuttered and members of the fraternity will be suspended.

Metrics Mania & March Madness seek to find the best university

A project “Metrics Mania” will compare the institutional research productivity between the 64 colleges and universities from across the U.S. The 64 institutions are each competing in the 'March Madness' of college basketball.

Money-using monkeys give insight into human economics

Working with capuchin monkeys, a Yale research team managed to teach the primates to use currency and, in doing so, unlocked several mysteries behind human beings' sometimes odd behavior with money.

Genetic link to depression found by Yale researchers

New Haven - A gene which appears to play a key role in the onset of depression has been identified by scientists at Yale University. The discovery could lead to the development of new anti-depressants.

More free online courses from Yale University

Last week 10 new courses were added to "Open Yale Courses." All lectures were recorded in the Yale College classroom as were presented to Yale College students and are available in video, audio, and text transcript format.

Kids' cereals highly marketed, less nutritious says Yale study

Cereals heavily marketed to kids have been found to be the least nutritional, according to Yale University study. Lucky Charms and Trix are just two of "worst" cereals in terms of heavy marketing and low nutrition. Cereal industry disagrees.

Man Arrested in Connection with Death of Yale Student

Police in New Haven, Connecticut have announced that a man was arrested this morning in connection with the death of 24-year-old Yale University student Annie Le.

Bloody clothing of missing Yale student found on campus

Bloody clothing that is thought to belong to missing student Annie Le have been found above a ceiling tile in a Yale building.

Yale University Offering $10,000 Reward for Missing Student

Yale University has offered a $10,000 reward for information that might lead to a 24-year-old graduate student who has disappeared just days before she was due to get married.

Vancouver's The Yale brings in Solid Bands 7 Nights a Week Special

The Yale located at 1300 Granville St in a seedy part of Vancouver brings to stage a class act with their house band. Despite the dreary, run down appearance of the pub and the low expectations that no cover charge brings, The Yale impresses.

ROTC Classes Could Possibly Be Taught At Ivy League Schools Again

This could be a historical period in regards to Ivy League schools across the United States and the United States Military.

Yale Senior’s Art Project Features Blood-Video from Her Own Self-Induced Miscarriages

Aliza Shvarts has spent the past nine months artificially inseminating herself, becoming pregnant, taking abortion drugs having forced miscarriages, repeating the process as often as possible, while documenting the whole thing in the name of art.

Tony Blair Is Ivy Bound

Tony Blair will be teaching God and politics at one of the most prestigious universities in the United States. Yesterday Yale confirmed that the former British Prime Minister would be joining the staff to teach in the schools of management and divinity.

US Ranks Below India In A Yale Study On Environment, Disease Fighting and Sanitation

An interesting report about global trends reveals close links between a country’s gross domestic product per capita, greenhouse gas emissions/agricultural policies and issues like like sanitation, indoor air quality, success in fighting disease.

Three Yale Students Arrested on Charges for Burning American Flag

Said Hyder Akbar, Nikolaos Angelopoulos, Farhad Anklesaria, were were arrested after being spotted by campus police while they were burning an American Flag.

Yale barbershop singers recovering after ambush

NEW YORK (AFP) - Members of a close-harmony group from Yale University are recovering after being ambushed and beaten up while on tour in California.

NJ’s Princeton Tops In Magazine Ranking

New York - Princeton University topped this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the nation’s universities, followed quickly by its Ivy League brethren Harvard and Yale, which were tied for No. 2. Princeton tied for No. 1 with Harvard in
 

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