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Nerds Need Love, Too

Let it never be said that science magazines don’t have a streak of romance, starting with New Scientist, a long-lived, respected science news and opinion […]

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Irene Prep, Masshole Style

Okay. This weekend was definitely a little anticlimactic. What was shaping up to be the storm of the decade — a dead-on in-your-face category three […]

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When is a Face Hot or Not?

Why does Johnny Depp look so good in eyeliner? Why is the girl next door rarely ever also a Victoria’s Secret model? If somebody wanted […]

Style

Paint it Black (with Chalkboard Paint)

This week, I made my biggest (and let’s be honest: first real) design decision ever: I painted an entire wall in my home black. Black […]

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GQ Strikes Again, This Time for Zuckerberg and Priebatsch

GQ, yes, the painfully-fashionable publication that recently took issue with Boston’s collective wardrobe, is back at it. This time, it’s technical: specifically, 15 of the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Shark Week’s Not Really My Thing …

So this weekend, I saw my first ever episode of Shark Week. And it was all right. Interesting, if a little heavy on the bloodlust […]

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The Great Aaron Swartz Debate

If you’re attached at all to the Internet, you probably read about the bust-up last week over Aaron Swartz, the JSTOR over-downloader and/or Internet info-hero, […]

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The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Could Be Made of … Humans

New method for making human-based gelatin. Yeah, that stopped me dead in my tracks, too, when I first read it. It is indeed genuine — […]

Arts & Entertainment

Our Robots Are Getting a Little Weird

Okay people. Our robots are starting to get a little weird. Don’t get me wrong. I have all the respect in the world for our […]

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Three More Star Wars-esque Studies (Think: Mind Control)

Not too long ago, I wrote up an interview with Ed Boyden, an assistant professor at the MIT Media Lab. It was a Q&A about […]

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It's True: Women Have Better Gaydar

Late last week, a little study out of Tufts and Toronto Universities hit the news. Headlines went something like this: “Is He Gay? Ovulating Women […]

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Test Tube Threads

It all started because Liz O’Day is not a typical scientist, and, quite frankly, she’s a little sick of hearing about it. Yes, she’s tiny […]

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What's in Your Cup?

So the past few months have seen an absolute bonanza of coffee-related health studies. In March, it was tied to a reduced stroke risk in […]

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This Is Your Brain. And this Is Your Brain on Gossip.

Late last month, smack in the middle of the DiMasi trial and right around the time we learned of Arnold’s infidelity, a Science study out […]

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Counting Sheep

It’s not a bad idea to know yourself and how you’re doing. Most of us do this to at least some extent (some more seriously […]