Science

Bloggers weigh in on Allawi’s Daily Show interview

Ali Allawi, author of The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace, appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Wednesday to dicuss his recent and much anticipated book. Allawi and his book have received extensive attention in the print media and now, prompted by Wednesday’s TV interview,

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The Origins of Novelty

Conventional narratives of evolution emphasize that organisms have evolved over time through the gradual accumulation of many genetic mutations, but for some researchers, this approach does not satisfactorily explain true biological novelty. This view, explored by Dr. Marc W. Kirschner and Dr. John C. Gerhart in The Plausibility of Life,

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

As a recent NPR report on new therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder explains, PTSD is one of the most controversial and widely-reaching mental health conditions of the 21st century. PTSD is often thought to be confined to veterans, but it can arise from any traumatic experience, and it also affects

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2006 PSP Awards for Excellence

We are pleased to announce that two Yale University Press books have been recognized by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) division of the Association of American Publishers. Vietnam: A Natural History by Eleanor Jane Sterling, Martha Maud Hurley and Le Duc Minh won a PSP Award for Excellence in

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Heart Care for Life

February is American Heart Month, a time to promote awareness of the risks, causes and ways to reduce the chance of developing heart disease, which is currently the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 70 million Americans have some form of heart disease. It is important

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Science and Diplomacy

The Coldest March author Susan Solomon was profiled as today’s New York Times featured “Scientist at Work,” for her unusual choice to leave her job in cutting-edge atmospheric research to run a global climate review for the United Nations. Dr. Solomon, who was honored with the National Medal of Science

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Show Notes for Episode 3, Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast The famous baseball manager, Casey Stengell, once said that “There comes a time in every man’s life, and I’ve had plenty of them.” I had one of those moments during my interview with John Marzluff and Tony Angell, when Tony

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Europe’s Physician

The New Republic has printed an insightful appraisal of famed historian Hugh Trevor-Roper’s capstone work, Europe’s Physician. Reviewer Peter Miller points out that doctors can provide a unique historical window into politics because of their trusted status, proximity to power, and necessary philosophical balancing of science, religion and humanity. “[I]t

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Andrew Winston on The Invisible Hand Podcast

Andrew Winston, co-author of Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage, was recently interviewed on the Invisible Hand Podcast with Chris Gondek. Listen to the Podcast here.

Surviving Prostate Cancer

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time for men and those who love them to get informed about prostate cancer and take action against it. According to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in American men and is the second

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