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Rain check

When bad weather strikes, just go indoors!
We have just the thing to cure your summer-vacation blues: Maine, from the inside.
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 16, 2010

Master stroke

Caribou’s Swim rules the pool
Stranding travelers across the continent as it forged surreal panoramas in the sky, the ash spewed forth by Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull might rank among 21st-century Europe’s most impressive natural disasters, but it didn’t quite register with Dan Snaith.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 27, 2010

Review: In Search of Memory

Mind-altering. Seriously.
Memory, like consciousness, eludes analysis. Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel, the subject of this subtly layered documentary by Petra Seeger, took the approach of reductionism to figure it out.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 21, 2010

A wind farm — and a governor’s legacy — hang in the balance

Not Easy Being Green
With Governor Carcieri’s second and final term coming to an end, it is time to think about the “L” word — legacy.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 08, 2010

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Deep blue

Grace DeGennaro’s ‘Indigo’ at Aucocisco
If you’re going to explore the cosmos, better do it at night.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 31, 2010

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Review: The Sun

The shades close for  Emperor Hirohito
No sun is in sight in the beginning of Aleksandr Sokurov’s look at the last days of divinity for Emperor Hirohito.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 23, 2010

Dynamic duo

Doug Bosch and Stephen Fisher in RIC’s ‘Sabbatical Exhibition’
Faculty exhibitions tend to be hodgepodges, no matter how prestigious the school. But "Sabbatical Exhibition" is a delightful exception.
By GREG COOK  |  March 10, 2010

Mathematics | Return Of The Wu & Friends

Gold Dust Media (2010)
As chairman, muse, and beatmaker for the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA casts a shadow big enough to shade all but a few marquee members of his extended family.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 03, 2010

Ken Miller just can’t win

Brown biology professor attacked by Darwin-hating fundies and leftie atheists alike
What’s an honorable man to do?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 03, 2010

The Bicycle Feat

Jungle Fever
In the corner of the lab of Shire Human Genetic Therapies in Cambridge, you'll find a guy with DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST written across his lab coat, unassumingly purifying proteins.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  February 17, 2010

Dad’s Place

Father knows best
Sometimes it's hard to assess the quality of a small diner-like place, in a small tourist-type town, but when you notice the cook-owner, Jean Pion, snipping fresh herbs for his omelets from pots he grows behind the eatery three seasons of the year, then your curiosity is piqued. At least mine was.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 17, 2010

Harvard's breathable chocolate

Biomedical engineer David Edwards is experimenting with ways for us to inhale our food.
Not long ago, Harvard engineer David Edwards was dining in Bordeaux with famed French molecular gastronomist Thierry Marx and colloidal chemist Jérôme Bibette. Suddenly, tucking into a plate of gourmet fare, Edwards — who specializes in aerosols — had what might be called a voilà! moment.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 22, 2010

Cambridge finds it ain't easy being green

Greater Boston's Gas-House Gang
The hype leading up to the United Nations Climate Change Congress in Copenhagen last month reached near tsunami proportions, but in the end, the gathering went out like a neap tide.
By TOM MEEK  |  January 13, 2010

Evidence of white trash found on red planet

The Yankee Yard comes to Mars
By DAVID KISH  |  January 07, 2010

50 ways to leave 2009

Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science
We sent a team of future-thinking Predator drones all across the state of Maine, and a little ways down into Seacoast New Hampshire to sniff out any NYE happenings, from barely-off-the-couch to the Maine mountains, all the way to interstellar travel (we're not kidding!).
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 30, 2009

The power of ignorant thinking

Big Fat Whale
Global warming is a lie
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  December 30, 2009

Faltering steps forward

Going Green
As in many other sectors, the green world in 2009 was marked as much by bluster as by tangible positive action.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 22, 2009

Let's Get Raw

Do It Clean Dept.
Couldn't score a seat at the Climate Change Conference underway in Copenhagen, but still want to reduce your carbon footprint? Perhaps you need to eat it raw.
By TOM MEEK  |  December 16, 2009

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2009: The year in Phoenix blog posts

Michael Jackson, meteors, WBCN, and one very angry Obama
Our most popular blog posts from 2009
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2009

Hot for teacher

MECA faculty re-imagine the natural world and play with nostalgia
MECA faculty re-imagine the natural world and play with nostalgia
By ANNIE LARMON  |  December 02, 2009

Airing it out

Works by Aschheim, Buck, Gottlieb, and Prine
New York painter Eve Aschheim has said that she uses geometry in her abstractions "to 'think about' the intersection of nature and cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance of a wire line against a building."
By GREG COOK  |  November 24, 2009

Youth to power

Going Green
Bates College junior Robert Friedman will be missing a couple weeks of class in December.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 24, 2009

We're killing the oceans

Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
I meet world-renowned undersea photojournalist Brian Skerry at Legal Seafoods, across from the New England Aquarium, where he's the explorer in residence. He orders a chicken Caesar salad.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 18, 2009

Elite Restaurant

Eggs, coffee, and salty conversation
Some meals can bring you back vividly to your childhood, perhaps because your sense of smell and long-term memory are centered in adjacent areas of the brain.
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 11, 2009

Conservation in Copenhagen

Going Green
In about a month, representatives from almost 200 nations will converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, for what could be the most meaningful meeting on climate change, ever.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 04, 2009

Lightning Bolt | Earthly Delights

Load (2009)
I’m not sure why people are so worried about the Hadron Collider, especially since Lightning Bolt have been tearing black holes in the fabric of Providence on a regular basis for the past 15 years.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 14, 2009

Interview: Colin Beavan

It's not easy going green
"In my twenties, I was really concerned with global warming. In my thirties, I was really focused on being a writer."
By TOM MEEK  |  October 02, 2009

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