Yale nude `posture' photos destroyed : Briefly

New Haven, Connecticut - The Smithsonian Institution has destroyed nude photographs taken decades ago of Yale University students who were unaware the pictures were used to advance a since-discredited science.

Smithsonian officials emptied more than 100lb of photos and negatives held in the National Anthropological Archives into a shredder in Suitland, Maryland. Yale lawyers wanted the photos destroyed to protect graduates' privacy. Students thought the photoswere for physical education classes, but they were used in research seeking to link body shape to intelligence AP