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.

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Boston's War Machines

Boston Dynamic has gone viral again, but iRobot's stock is on the floor.

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Aeroshot Goes Down The Tubes

A new crusade against inhalable caffeine, led by the guy who un-brought you Four Loko.

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Today Is Valentine's Day. So What?

Where are all of the emotion-drunk crazies we keep hearing about?

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Today Is Valentine's Day. So What?

Where are all of the emotion-drunk crazies we keep hearing about?

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Today Is Valentine's Day. So What?

Where are all of the emotion-drunk crazies we keep hearing about?

Arts & Entertainment

Southie Isn't Interested in Reality TV

I'm glad the Jersey Shore production team is getting a lot of doors slammed in their faces.

Arts & Entertainment

Southie Isn't Interested in Reality TV

I'm glad the Jersey Shore production team is getting a lot of doors slammed in their faces.

Arts & Entertainment

Southie Isn't Interested in Reality TV

I'm glad the Jersey Shore production team is getting a lot of doors slammed in their faces.

News

Is This Sh*t Massholes Really Say?

Boston gets its very own stereotyped YouTube vid.

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How Harvard and MIT Students Fill Their Hours

Attempting to break world records.

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Wikipedia Blackout: How to Deal

There are these things called 'encyclopedias,' but they're not as much fun.

Wellness

Can a Dose of Irisin Help You Lose Weight?

The idea of exercise-in-a-needle is back.

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Open Access Battles Return

Why the scientific community is absolutely up in arms this week.

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Welcome to Winter 2012?

We still don't have snow, but at least we finally have something to complain about.

Wellness

The Military Sandwich That'll Last For Years

Twinkies be damned.