87.1 cartoon: Scrutinizing the Specimen

87.1 cartoon: Scrutinizing the Specimen

This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music

Musician-turned-scientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between human psychology and music in This Is Your Brain on Music.

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

Yale University professor A. Douglas Stone’s new book is a compelling tale of Einstein’s overlooked contributions to quantum mechanics, made accessible for scientist and casual reader alike.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Forensics Technology

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Forensics Technology

Behind the drama, the world of CSI relies on an arsenal of ever-evolving technologies. Read about two-minute DNA extractors, lipstick analysis, and how to be the perfect criminal.

Engineers Program Chemical Reactions Using DNA

Engineers Program Chemical Reactions Using DNA

University of Washington engineers have taken the first steps on a potentially groundbreaking path by “programming” chemical reactions reproducibly and specifically using modified DNA.

Alumni Profile: Emiko Paul ’91

Alumni Profile: Emiko Paul ’91

Emiko Paul came to Yale determined to go to medical school, but graduated wanting to be an artist. She has managed to bring together biology and art, and is now an accomplished medical illustrator running her own company, Echo Medical Media.

Ben Horowitz ES ’14: Making a Cosmological Splash

Ben Horowitz ES ’14: Making a Cosmological Splash

Education has never been an easy issue to tackle, but physics major and Splash co-founder Ben Horowitz has brought non-traditional learning to Yale to distill the hidden passions of thousands of students.

DNA: The Bridge Between Computers and Graphene

DNA: The Bridge Between Computers and Graphene

DNA makes up the fundamental building blocks of life, but it could soon be the blueprint for building computer chips as well.

Science a la carte

Science a la carte

Table of contents blurb: Finally, a science that has results you can taste. Molecular gastronomy examines the ins and outs of what we eat, explaining the happenings behind our everyday meals.

Vikings: Savages or Social Butterflies?

Vikings: Savages or Social Butterflies?

Historians have recorded numerous Viking invasions in medieval Europe, but are the Vikings simply savage barbarians? Using statistical mechanical tools to analyze ancient texts, scientists have discovered that Vikings formed complex social networks.