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Yale Landscape Lab Builds Its New Home: New outpost of Urban Farm pushes for community involvement

Yale Landscape Lab Builds Its New Home: New outpost of Urban Farm pushes for community involvement

Over on West Campus is Yale’s Landscape Lab, a new home base for the Urban Farm. Director and recent graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Justin Freiberg hopes to create a space in which environmental research can flourish.

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

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.

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

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.

Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts: Computers master medieval texts

Ancient Ink, Modern Scripts: Computers master medieval texts

A new algorithm allows computer scientists to unlock the secrets of medieval manuscripts. From pen to pixel, researchers are using science to better understand historical texts.

New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

New Exoplanets: Most Earth-Like to Date

On January 6, NASA announced the validation of two Earth-like exoplanets. One of the planets, Kepler-438b, brings scientists closer than ever to finding an Earth analog.

Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

For the first time, a team of scientists has directly linked archaeological sites with local climate fluctuations. To reveal patterns in drought stress, they employed stable isotope dating on individual barley grains – some of which were over 10,000 years old.

Control of MOST Satellite: a Coup for Yale Astronomy

Control of MOST Satellite: a Coup for Yale Astronomy

Yale astronomers recently acquired the operational rights to the MOST satellite in a project to make the detection of exoplanets more precise. Greater precision will further scientists’ quest to find Earth-like planets beyond our solar system.

Salud to the Microbe: The Probiotic Potential of Wine

Salud to the Microbe: The Probiotic Potential of Wine

How is wine similar to yogurt? Both confer health benefits, such as the anti-inflammatory properties of red wine and the calcium-rich nature of yogurt. But more directly, dairy products and wine share a common origin: fermentation by lactic acid bacteria.

The Chemistry of Ice Cream: The Scoop on the Unique Properties of a Popular Dessert

The Chemistry of Ice Cream: The Scoop on the Unique Properties of a Popular Dessert

Ice cream has been highly regarded as a dessert staple, but its chemistry is equally appealing. Its unique properties, including a propensity for crystal formation, make the substance of interest in conjunction with the various means that can be used to cool it.