8/6 Science in the News in the summer in a bar in Somerville

From Science by the Pint Monday, August 6th, 6:30-8:00pm at The Burren (247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144) (directions) Dr. Elma Zaganjor, Ph.D. and Dr. Jessica Spinelli, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Research Scientists Dr. Marcia Haigis’s Lab, Harvard Medical School Fuel for the Fire: How cancer cells alter their metabolism during tumor development (247 Elm St, Somerville, … Continue reading 8/6 Science in the News in the summer in a bar in Somerville

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Coming up: Midsummer Nights’ Science at the Broad Institute

Get out of the heat and learn about ancient DNA, cancer prevention and "how automated microscopes and advanced software may transform the drug discovery pipeline by providing new and more rapid insights into cellular biology." Midsummer Night's Science, which starts on Jule 12, is a summer treat -- insightful talks, AC and food at the … Continue reading Coming up: Midsummer Nights’ Science at the Broad Institute

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