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

Shooting up Boston with an Assault Rifle

A Dutch PR firm's new take on Google maps was pretty disturbing, weird, and very short-lived.

Gentlemen Riders of the MBTA, Get Ready for Your Close-Up

A stalkerish subway website has its eyes on Boston.

Pizza is a Vegetable!?

Before you get all worked up about the latest food scandal, here's some food for thought.

Sex and the Straight, White College Male

Confirmed fun fact: they think about sex a lot.

Pizza is a Vegetable!?

Before you get all worked up about the latest food scandal, here's some food for thought.

Fun With Thanksgiving Air Travel

Would you like that delay in the plane or on the side?

Doc, Please Take Off Your Disgusting Coat

Things I don't want near my sandwich: your bacteria-laden sleeves.

We Can Silence the Black Licorice Alarm Now

The FDA hung their report on the imminent arrival of the sugar-laced Halloween holiday.

Naughty Bits from the Naughty Nutritionist

Can sexed-up seaweed sell?

On the Path to Joule Unlimited

Scum of the earth takes on a new meaning when you’re poised to make a billion dollars off it.