When you look at distant galaxies through a telescope, you're looking back in time as well as space because it takes light so long to travel that far. So when Yale astronomer Pascal Oesch and his team looked through some of the most powerful and advanced telescopes ever built they were looking back 13 billion years, almost all the way back to the Big Bang.
Yale President Peter Salovey (on the left) listening to former President Jimmy Carter (on the right). The former president was at Woolsey Hall at Yale University on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2014, to discuss his latest book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power,” published earlier this year.
The Windham-Campbell literary festival is going on in New Haven this week. Eight writers from around the globe are being honored, having been surprised with prestigious awards that grant them $150,000 each. Here are the voices of a few of them—John Vaillant, Aminatta Forna, and Nadeem Aslam—speaking about their prizewinning work:
Three patients across three different states have new kidneys as a result of a six-person exchange that took place in December. The transplants happened in Connecticut, Ohio and Maine, and the results were announced at press conferences in all three states on Thursday.