Science Tuesday

In 2014, Boston University researchers have made innovations in everything from combatting global warming to securing wireless information. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protecting ‘The Cloud’ and the Earth: A 2014 review of science at BU

“Eureka!” might serve as a proper summary for Boston University’s scientific community in 2014. But given […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Restaurants and other eateries with more than 20 locations must provide calorie information of their products by Dec. 1, 2015, according to regulations announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 25. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

New FDA regulations on calorie count spur debate among consumers, businesses

In a country where it’s easier — and cheaper — for many to dine on a […]

by and · December 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
NASA astronaut Terry Virts, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International Space Station last week. PHOTO COURTESY OF NASA.GOV

BU professors weigh in on ISS, future space travel

From classic V-2 rockets to winged shuttles, human transport from Earth to beyond is light years […]

by · December 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine found that repeated contact, education and individualized feedback from doctors and nurses might increase vaccination rates for human papillomavirus. GRAPHIC BY DANIEL GUAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

BUSM study highlights strategies to promote HPV vaccinations

About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus, a commonly overlooked sexually transmitted infection, […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
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 · 1 comment · 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