March 24: Harvard — and HuffPo — offer live update of #marijuana science

You can't buy it yet, but marijuana is now legal under state law. For the latest on weed law and science, tune in Friday for a  Harvard School of Public Health live webcast. Or, watch it via Facebook Live.  Send panelists questions in advance to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu Tweet us @ForumHSPH #marijuanascience  

Science in the News lecture series: Sugar, RNA, cancer and the brain

One of Boston's great sciences literacy programs

Cats, dogs and bacon to make you laugh, then think at the 2014 #IgNobel awards

Much for pet and bacon lovers at this years Ig Nobels, which were awarded Thursday night. Go to the source for worldwide coverage  or check out Carolyn Y. Johnson's blog post for the Boston Globe.   Thursday night at Harvard University, Nobel laureates took the stage to hand out the Ig Nobels, a satirical version … Continue reading Cats, dogs and bacon to make you laugh, then think at the 2014 #IgNobel awards

The Boston Globe’s science blog is worth digging for

Carolyn Y. Johnson’s "Science in Mind"  blog in the  Globe, which is buried in the print version of the paper and difficult to find online. (Hover over  "News" and it's in the menu to the right.) Science reporting is hard. Writers have to find a spot between jargon spewing and oversimplification. The “why should I care?” bar … Continue reading The Boston Globe’s science blog is worth digging for

AAAS Boston science meeting: Genomics, bioengineering, stroke research and more

The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (aka Triple-A-S) is coming to Boston in February.They offer plenty of sessions on health topics in between panels on chemistry, astrophysics and robotics. It's not exactly an academic meeting and not exactly for the general public. Unless you're s student, the registration fees start … Continue reading AAAS Boston science meeting: Genomics, bioengineering, stroke research and more

Health reform round-up and scientific take-down

Check out the most recent Health Wonk Review, a year-end edition that doesn't include any best-of  lists! A scientific miracle? Maybe not.  A piece in last week's New Yorker expounded on what a Tufts/Harvard-linked scientist has been saying for many years -- most published research article are false.  More on Nature Network Boston.  While you're there, check out the … Continue reading Health reform round-up and scientific take-down