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  • 'Daphne Taylor: Quilt Drawings' at Reynolds Fine Art

    'Daphne Taylor: Quilt Drawings' at Reynolds Fine Art
    If you have attended services at a Quaker meeting house, you will immediately feel at home when you walk into Reynolds Fine Art in New Haven. Here, through Dec. 3, you will find the serene and beguiling "quilt drawings" of Daphne Taylor. She calls them "quilt drawings" but the drawing itself is made with thread on the surface of her fabric creations. It's a hybrid art form, of sorts, but one that seems to come naturally to Taylor.
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows
    From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows. Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...

    Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

    Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons
    A new study bolsters the argument that fertility doctors should transfer just one embryo at a time when they are trying to help women give birth. Data on 233,850 infants born over a 10-year period show that twins, triplets and other “higher...

    Optogenetics has 'completely changed neuroscience'

    PHILADELPHIA It's getting harder to find the line between science and science fiction. One of the hot research techniques these days, "optogenetics," uses gene therapy to deliver light-sensitive proteins to specific cells. Then researchers use light to...