Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

Richard Lethin YC ‘85 fell in love with science at a young age as he watched his father work to design radar. He has carried this enthusiasm with him throughout his life, from his time at Yale to his work as an engineer, and now to his role as president of Reservoir Labs.

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

Styrofoam waste is a serious environmental issue that previously had no effective solution. Researchers have recently discovered that mealworms can eat Styrofoam, which presents a promising prospective solution

Highly Aromatic with a Smooth, Microbial Finish: Yeast S. cerevisiae dictates the nuances of wine

There’s a new reason to say ‘cheers’ to the microbe. For the first time, scientists have experimentally determined that the yeast S. cerevisiae has a significant influence on regional variations in wine flavor and smell.

Who’s on First?

Syntax is hard-wired in the brain. Steven Frankland shows that distinct groups of neurons encode answers to the question, “who did it?” and, “to whom was it done?”

The Significance of Swine: Pigs in societal evolution

Mark Essig lights up when he tells the unlikely story of how 19th century hog

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