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SITN Spring Lecture Series

If you don’t live in/around Boston, feel free to move along. Otherwise: Dear SITN followers, For a number of years, Science in the News (SITN) has organized a free public lecture series in the Brigham Circle/Longwood Medical area. This spring, due to high demand, we are delighted to announce that we will be extending our…

Science by the Pint… Tonight!

If you’re in the greater Boston area, go get your beer on and learn some great science! This is a reminder that Science by the Pint is tonight at 7pm at Tavern in the Square in Porter Square. As usual, we’ll raffle off a $10 gift certificate for every 10 attendees. We’re bringing Welkin Johnson…

Local announcement for folks in the Boston area: Science by the Pint is back in full force for its second season at a new venue, the Tavern in the Square in Porter Square. Science by the Pint is SITN’s own science cafe – a fun, informal event where scientists mingle with the general public to…

Ticks of the atomic clock

I rely on my phone to keep track of time – I tend to lose/break or cover watches in chalk, but my phone is pretty reliable. But how does it know the time, and how to people keep track of the passing seconds? Find out in this month’s SITN Flash. Last month, the Flash was…

Know anything about quantum computing (other than it sounds awesome)? Well, I didn’t, until I read the latest edition of the Harvard Science in the News Flash. Thus far, utilizing charged electrons to make computers has been endlessly fruitful, allowing us to build smaller and faster computer chips. Unfortunately, we cannot continue improving technology simply…

NASA announcement predictions

NASA has made a bit of a stir by announcing a press conference for tomorrow at 2pm EST. Scientists are going to reveal some exciting new findings relvent to the search for extraterrestrial life. Some people are anticipating/hoping that they will announce that extraterrestrial life has been confirmed. No one would be more excited than…

Our Microbial Organ

Did you know that bacteria make up 90% of the cells in your body? That they make up ~5% of your mass? That they colonize you at the moment of birth and are different if you were born via c-section than if you were born naturally? All this and more in the SITN production, “Our…

Last SITN lecture: Tonight!

The last lecture of the Science in the News Fall lecture series is tonight at 7pm in the Armenise amphitheater. Star Power: New Ways to Harvest Energy From Our Sun I heard great reviews from people who were at the practice talk, so if you’re in the Boston area and interested in alternative energy, come…

What is epigenetics?

I think understanding the basics of inheritance is pretty easy for most people – the traits of parents are passed down from parents to offspring. Simple! Humans have known and exploited this fact for thousands of years. When Gregor Mendel came along, he meticulously worked out some mathematical rules for inheritance in peas, and we…