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Wizards and masterpieces

At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009
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Not-so-sure guys

It’s a few days after Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and Rebecca Watson is posted up at the Asgard, a popular bar down the road from MIT, passing out leaflets promoting an upcoming “Skeptics in the Pub” event.
Pseudoscience debunkers and original thinkers unite in their lack of faith
By GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 18, 2009
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Kink appeal

We’d go through a lot of ups and downs, and I’d think sometimes we could have achieved less and been just as happy.
Ray Davies hits the road
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  April 01, 2008
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Following the evidence

“CSI: The Experience,” like a B-movie, is best if you don’t think too hard about it.
‘CSI’ at the Museum of Science, plus Tom Sachs at Brandeis
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007
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Burning issues

“Human beings just can’t affect climate that much,” David Arnold remembers Bradford Washburn telling him in 2005.
Global warming is the new hot subject in the art world
By GREG COOK  |  June 20, 2007
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Show me the monkey

On December 27, 1831, Charles Darwin sailed from Plymouth, England, an unpaid naturalist aboard the British brig HMS Beagle.
Darwin’s revolutionary evolutionary theory comes to the Museum of Science
By GREG COOK  |  February 27, 2007


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She who controls the purse

The rumor mill has been buzzing with speculation that Massachusetts senate president Robert Travaglini might leave the legislature to take a position with the Massachusetts Hospital Association or the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.
Terry Murray gave away $11 million of state money. Will anyone call her on it?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 09, 2007
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Stars on snow

Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
By KATE COHEN  |  November 09, 2006
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Twenty million corpse fans can’t be wrong

Ever wondered what a skinned corpse would look like ski jumping? Me neither, but Dr. Gunther von Hagens kindly provides the answer. Greg Cook on Body Worlds 2 (mp3)
‘Body Worlds 2’ tugs at the heart strings  
By GREG COOK  |  August 05, 2006