Science Tuesday

Cancer’s (not) smoking gun: BU, UCLA researchers say e-cigs still unsafe

Electronic cigarettes operate based on what seems to be a simple assumption: Tobacco products can cause […]

Turn off the tube: Researchers at Mass. General, Harvard School of Public Health say more TV leads to less sleep for children

Turn off the tube: Researchers at Mass. General, Harvard School of Public Health say more TV leads to less sleep for children

“Turn off the TV!” We’ve all heard this classic parental command, and we’ve all been annoyed […]

Study reveals decline in food quality due to rising carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere

As warnings about climate change are becoming increasingly dire, scientists now believe that the quality of […]

MIT researchers show that particles in sneezes, coughs travel farther than expected

MIT researchers show that particles in sneezes, coughs travel farther than expected

After a prolonged and chilling winter, there’s no better sight than that of flowers on that […]

Arguing over argumentation: BC survey finds science teachers wary of students’ abilities, standardizeds tests

Just like many other important fields these days, the nature of education is changing. Teachers and […]

Dire warnings about climate change increase in frequency

Climate change is a phrase we have all heard and are likely to hear again. Now, […]

BU professors hail evidence of cosmic inflation as ‘most exciting’ astronomical discovery in 15 years

When you hear about the Big Bang, what do you think? Do you worry about having […]

BU researchers find a happy ending:  Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

BU researchers find a happy ending: Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

Once upon a time. It is an exposition as classic as storybooks themselves. From fairytale collections […]

THC for HIV: Researchers connect psychoactive ingredient of medical marijuana to HIV treatment

THC for HIV: Researchers connect psychoactive ingredient of medical marijuana to HIV treatment

Approximately 50,000 new HIV infections are reported in the United States every year, according to the […]

A place to ‘build stuff’: Touring Boston University’s EPIC facilities

A place to ‘build stuff’: Touring Boston University’s EPIC facilities

“Making stuff is cool.” So says Gerry Fine, director of Boston University’s Engineering Product Innovation Center, where […]