Shannon Fischer

Shannon came to Boston after too many years at the lab bench topped with a stint in science and medical writing at Boston University. Her favorite part of the brain is the hypothalamus and she's looking forward to the time when she can fly her car to work (she's thinking no later than 2017). Fischer loves to blog about science, geekery, innovation, medicine and anything else she can think of for her weekly Geek Beat column.

Shannon Fischer'S latest stories

About Face

What if one theory that helped shape how we practice psychology, do police work, and even fight terrorism—is wrong?

Global Reach

An art conservator maps worlds real and imagined.

Behind the Scenes: The Joe Lauzon Photo-Op

How the photographers scored that pitch-perfect lighting and fake sweat.

Behind the Scenes: The Joe Lauzon Photo-Op

How the photographers scored that pitch-perfect lighting and fake sweat.

Behind the Scenes: The Joe Lauzon Photo-Op

How the photographers scored that pitch-perfect lighting and fake sweat.

Massachusetts MMA: Taking it to the Internet

Leave it to New England guys to give a tech spin to MMA.

So What's Allowed in MMA Anyway?

Why modern fights are actually downright civilized ... sort of.

So What's Allowed in MMA Anyway?

Why modern fights are actually downright civilized ... sort of.

So What's Allowed in MMA Anyway?

Why modern fights are actually downright civilized ... sort of.

Medical Bills No Longer Have Anything to do With Reality

Medical Bills No Longer Have Anything to do With Reality. Imagine this: You go into a coffeeshop to buy a cup of coffee. When it comes time to shell out, you pay a sum that has nothing to do with…