The Science of (Baking with) Sugar

“Sugar!” “Yes please!” Maroon 5’s sugar anthem rang loud and clear in the Harvard Science Center on Monday night for the third event in this semester’s Harvard Science and Cooking lecture series. This week’s topic: “The Science of Sugar.” When speaker Joanne Chang from Flour Bakery mentioned her book “Cooking with Less Sugar,” many audience members may have expected the […]

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Bringing Brontosaurus Back

Sometimes science gets a bad rap for changing its mind. First Pluto is a planet, and then it’s not.  Scientists and policy makers started by talking about “global warming,” but have since come to prefer the term “climate change.” And now the beloved long-necked dinosaur of our childhoods, Brontosaurus, has been redeemed and acknowledged as […]

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2014: The Science Year in Review

The rate of scientific progress is increasingly fast and near impossible to keep up with, even for those already well entrenched in the field. 2014 was a year, like many years, that had more than a few big science stories to tell. For example, synthetic biologists at the Scripps Research Institute created two novel nucleotides […]

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…to a place where you are allowed to be curious. Science is all about curiosity, innovation, asking the questions that challenge the status quo. Science is more than a mere collection of facts, it is about a search for truth, and is a way of viewing and explaining the world through an objective lens. Of […]

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