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Scientists at Yale have given us the most detailed look yet at what happens to our brains during the crucial split second that we decide to pay attention to something. They say a wave of electricity engulfs our brains as we go from unconscious to aware.

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Scientists at Yale University think they’ve found one factor in what puts some people at higher risk of opioid addiction. It’s a genetic variation that works on the central nervous system.

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In this article I’ll look at two things that, unless you are a serious ham operator or an absolute radio geek, you probably are unfamiliar with.

First, we will take a look at a very rare phenomenon first noted by radio listeners back in 1933. It generated several theories, but the correct one was only verified experimentally in recent times.

Second, we will look at a government-funded project that, while built for other purposes, was used to confirm the phenomenon 75 years later. 

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Some of the world’s top cancer researchers and doctors will meet at Yale Law School this week to figure out how to remove legal barriers to treatment.


Two UConn professors have combed through the last 50 years of research on how to live a longer and happier life, and they say they have the answers.