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

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.

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.

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.

Is This Sh*t Massholes Really Say?

Boston gets its very own stereotyped YouTube vid.

How Harvard and MIT Students Fill Their Hours

Attempting to break world records.

Wikipedia Blackout: How to Deal

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

Can a Dose of Irisin Help You Lose Weight?

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

Open Access Battles Return

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

Welcome to Winter 2012?

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

The Military Sandwich That'll Last For Years

Twinkies be damned.