Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

Debunking Science: The Martian (2015)

How does science match up with the story of this critically-acclaimed sci-fi film?

See-through Batteries: A Last Hurdle for Invisible Electronics

See-through Batteries: A Last Hurdle for Invisible Electronics

A study led by André Taylor, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale, presents a new method of creating transparent lithium-ion batteries. The development brings science closer than ever before to the realization of invisible electronics.

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

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.

Alumni Profile: Richard Lethin YC ‘85

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.

Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Podcast Review: “Science Vs” Pits Fact Against Fiction

Do not believe everything you hear. In her new podcast, Australian science journalist Wendy Zukerman examines some of our widely-held beliefs through the lens of science.

Who’s on First?

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?”

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Phase Shifters: Scientists design proteins for targeted drug delivery

Scientists are working towards better methods of drug delivery for diseases that attack the brain.

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.

Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

Collective Intelligence: How Insect Swarms Respond to External Stimuli

A team of Yale researchers has demonstrated how a seemingly random insect mating swarm responds to external stimulus through intelligent group fluctuations.

Mealworms: An Unlikely Solution to Styrofoam Waste

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