Science & Technology

SCIENCE TUESDAY: BU joins “The Challenge”

Students, green team members and eco-friendly vendors gathered Thursday afternoon at the George Sherman Union Plaza for the first annual sustainability@bu festival. The event, which ran from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., featured booths from groups such as Climate Counts, BU Energy Club and Keep Local Farms.

The Eating Evolution

Ever wonder why the foods we crave always seem to be heart attacks waiting to happen? Curious as to why french fries are undoubtedly more appealing to our stomachs than celery stalks from the dining hall? A recent article on organic foods in Time magazine affirmed the notion that the human body only wants foods that are bad for it: namely, fat, salt and sugar

MBTA? There’s an app for that

Navigating Boston’s public transportation system is now as easy as a trip to theAppStore, according to digital creative designer Josh Thomas.

Google Buzz leaves students atwitter

Google rolled out its newest social networking application last month with a catchy name and tens of millions of built-in users, but at Boston University’s campus and online, students said they were not feeling buzzed.

Blog party gives students face time

For bloggers, finding a big online following is often the hardest part of conquering the noise of the Internet, where success is measured in clicks as much as dollars. With this challenge in mind, almost 50 students braved pouring rain Thursday to attend Boston University’s first “Blog Party,” a networking event hosted by the Howard Thurman Center. College of Communication […]

Swept Away

The debate over whether America’s first offshore windfarm will be allowed to settle in Cape Cod is a stormy one, making both sides question whether benefits will outweigh costs.

Sparking Scientific Thinking Throughout the Summer

Whether you are an armchair chemist or a fledgling physicist, New England has some of the finest science tourism destinations anywhere. When you are stuck in some required philosophy class this summer and those pangs of scientific inquiry kick in, rest assured there is a place for you just a short bus, train or car ride away.

Hydration and Hyponatremia from Hopkinton to The Hub

Marathon Monday may have passed, but another will be here in no time. The third Monday in April, both Patriots Day and Marathon Monday, marks a day off for grammar schoolers. For college students, Marathon Monday is a day of liberal libation use, and for the runners, it is the culmination of months of training.

Checking Out the Cosmos from Commonwealth Ave

Boston is known for its bright lights, cloudy days and polluted air – all of which are poor proponents for star gazing. Although the weather and light pollution from the city cannot be changed, telescopes certainly help those interested in space to get a clearer view of the sky.

Mass. Dems cast net to Web

Massachusetts residents can now help shape the future of the Massachusetts’ Democratic Party while wearing their pajamas and using just the click of a mouse.