March 29, 2018

 One more March weekend, and what should we do?

1. Did you know that the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston has a free kids playdate the last Friday of every month? This weekend is the time to take advantage of this! Art and Science are so intertwined, use many of...

March 27, 2018

Is sugar addictive? I have avoided (mostly) talking about dieting on this blog, although I am well into my journey to lose 30 pounds courtesy of Weight Watchers. As part of that, I have spent lots of time thinking about, reading about, and discussing the science of wei...

March 22, 2018

Alright readers, what are you doing this weekend? Looks like it would be a great time to head to Drumlin Farms to learn about how sheep get shorn to make wool, and how that wool can be turned into yarn and then sweaters. Drumlin Farms has a “Woolapalooza” event to do e...

March 20, 2018

In one of my other roles in life, I sell skin care products to people, and I am particularly interested in the science behind many of these products and how they work. In that vein, I started looking into self-tanning products. People have been using these products as...

March 15, 2018

Maple Sugar Day Festivals are on! This is the brief window of time during which real maple sap is collected from maple trees, and then turned into delicious, sweet maple syrup and maple candies. Lots of areas around New England offer the opportunity to visit and observ...

March 13, 2018

 Daylight savings time (DST) is here, as of this weekend, so what are you doing to celebrate? If you don’t feel much like celebrating, turns out you are not alone. There are lots of negative health effects that come along with time changes like this, including more hea...

March 8, 2018

 This is quite the weekend for STEM-focused activities in the greater Boston area. Brief run-down of the things to do below:

1. OK, if you are a parent or a scientist or both, you should check out the new STEAM making space, the Tech Kitchen, at the Boston Children’s Mu...

March 7, 2018

What the *#$@# was that storm?

Hi readers! I hope most of you have weathered the recent winter storm Riley reasonably well, and that for most people, power is now back on to your homes and businesses. If you are like most of us, you could be wondering, what WAS that? Ho...

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