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Last summer, a team of scholars and scientists called the Lazarus Project started examining a map of the world made in Italy in 1491. It’s called the Martellus Map, named after its maker, Henricus Martellus Germanus, a German living in Florence. Martellus filled his map of the world with descriptions of what, then, were far-off places like Africa and Asia. Those words faded away centuries ago, but this team believed they could use an imaging technique to read them. What they’ve found may give historians cause to look at European history a little differently.

Image by NASA, ESA, P. Oesch, and I. Momcheva, and the 3D-HST and HUDF09/XDF teams / Yale University News

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.

Courtesy Yale University

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is urging college administrators around the country to expel students found guilty of committing rape on campus.

The former president made the call in a speech at Yale University in New Haven on Tuesday.

Courtesy Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

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:

Six-person kidney chain started at Yale

Jan 17, 2014
Photo by Sara Karl

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.

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