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Boston University School of Public Health Professor Michael Siegel said Massachusetts should keep revenue from cigarette taxes focused on anti-smoking programs. PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL SIEGEL

Beyond the Nicotine: Q&A with tobacco control expert Michael Siegel

It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and to shed light on the possible perils of smoking, The […]

by · November 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Café ArtScience, which opened Oct. 31 in Kendall Square, combines culinary arts with scientific principles to create a unique dining experience. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHASE ONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Café ArtScience executes culinary arts with scientific methods

When culinary creativity and scientific principle meet up for a drink, celebrity chef Alton Brown is […]

by · November 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
A research team led by Sinan Aral, a management professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, looks to tap into the large network of social media sites to encourage HIV testing in South Africa. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MIT professor to promote HIV testing, public health issues via social media

Eat this. Wear that. And make sure to do what? When faced with decisions of all […]

by and · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Using past U.S. Census Bureau data, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Notre Dame researchers were able to calculate average population distribution, a measure needed for their traffic-predicting algorithm. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RESEARCHERS

MIT study devises new algorithm to predict traffic patterns

Honks and profanity are surefire ways of letting off some five o’clock steam, but when all […]

by · November 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
The Boston University School of Medicine and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care will be holding a lecture on Friday to talk about the benefits of mindfulness, which is a self-care method that includes activities such as meditation and yoga. PHOTO VIA CREATIVE COMMONS

BU School of Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care to hold lecture on mindfulness

In comprising a universal self-care checklist, sleep, exercise and eating copious amounts of veggies are some […]

by · November 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Selim Ünlü and John Connor, professors at Boston University, have developed a tool that utilizes LED light to quickly and inexpensively detect viruses such as Ebola. PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE PRUE/COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

BU researchers develop prototype of new Ebola detection device

From newspapers and television to Twitter and word of mouth, 2014 has been saturated with news […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at Boston University work to develop a prototype of a computational tool used to enhance the identification of DNA at crime scenes. PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHERINE GRGICAK

New computational tool developed by BU researchers strengthens DNA analyses at crime scenes

In shows like “Law & Order” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” it only takes an hour […]

by · November 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Although ample research has been done on climate change, Anthony Janetos, Boston University professor of earth and environment, said a system of impacts and response strategies must be implemented to make real change. GRAPHIC BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston University staff, students support adoption of new standardized climate change indicator system

Although scientists have long been studying the impacts of rising temperatures on Earth and attempting to […]

by · October 30, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals have found a way to purify water post-fracking, eliminating all traces of chemicals involved in the process. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Groups at BU, beyond work to preserve global water supply

“Water, water everywhere,” goes the old rhyme. And while 71 percent of the Earth is water, […]

by · October 28, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
David Sherr, professor of environmental health at Boston University, studies environmental factors as they relate to breast cancer. PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID SHERR

Basics of breast cancer: Q&A with BU environmental health professor David Sherr

Aside from sipping cider and piecing together Halloween costumes, October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness […]

by · October 23, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday