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PODCAST: Exclusive interview with Ray Kurzweil [MP3]
Ray Kurzweil -- the guy who developed the world's first computer speech recognition programs, among about a billion other things -- has some pretty extraordinary...
| April 30, 2010
Plaques and Entanglements
I’m 25 years old and working overseas for a small human rights agency ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| April 02, 2010
The Bicycle Feat
In the corner of the lab of Shire Human Genetic Therapies in Cambridge, you'll find a guy with DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST written across his lab coat, unassumingly purifying proteins.
| February 19, 2010
Genetics, neuroscience, and optical camouflauge: The real science of Harry Potter
"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" arrived at the Museum of Science in October, much to the delight of wide-eyed urchins, fantasy fans, and twenty-somethings who never...
| December 21, 2009
Perfume, engineered from Dead Celebrities' DNA.
Back in 2007, My DNA Fragrance began its production of perfumes and colognes engineered from customers' genetic make-up. You swab yourself, send in the sample,...
| November 12, 2009
9. Levi Johnston
It's true that this barbaric puck slapping dingbat, who jammed his unsheathed stick in Bristol Palin's crease, made the last presidential race that much sexier. But now that his semen has manifested into an actual child who will further desecrate the ear
It's true that this barbaric puck slapping dingbat, who jammed his unsheathed stick in Bristol Palin's crease, made the last presidential race that much sexier. But now that his semen has manifested into an actual child who will further desecrate the earth with Sarah's genes, we're closing down the fan club. Bonus unsexy points for kicking her to the curb – even though as loyal Republican-haters, we thank him for illustrating all of our best arguments against social conservatism.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Like Sex and the City: The Movie, Sanaa Hamri’s continuation of the journey of a pair of jeans that magically fit four girls of disparate genes feels tailored for the small screen.
Disjointed, sketchy, and saccharine
| August 05, 2008
The problem with the Pope’s new list of deadly sins
The pope recently declared obscene riches, pedophilia, and causing social injustice as three of the newest deadly sins.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 02, 2008
You light up my litter tray
Lines upon learning that South Korean scientists, by manipulating a fluorescent protein gene, have produced cloned cats that glow in the dark.
Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
| December 19, 2007
Antidote to modern life
Finally, she says, “We have in our genes to eat bigos.” No matter where we’re from, I think we all do.
Bigos, the Old-World comfort stew
| November 20, 2007
It wasn’t impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the ocean, Andrew Ryan would say of his creation. It was impossible to build it anywhere else.
BioShock plumbs uncharted depths
| August 28, 2007
If you gotta go
It’s Saturday night, and you’ve had a few drinks at your favorite bar.
Politics and other mistakes
| April 25, 2007
It came from the sink
Drainage spawns a genetic mutation — part salamander, part fish, part . . . vagina dentata? — that emerges from the Han’s banks.
Bong Joon-ho stirs up the muck in The Host
| March 09, 2007
Must warn others
It’s a cliché of bad novels and late-night movies that scientists and artists represent two extreme — and mutually exclusive — poles of objectivity and subjectivity.
"It's Alive!" at Montserrat, "2007 North American Print Biennial" at 808 Gallery
| February 06, 2007
The new tastemakers
It’s a cliché by now, but the Internet allows you to be whomever you want to be.
Does Pandora know you better than you do?
| January 31, 2007
This article originally appeared in the January 12, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Stork science and other balancing acts
| January 23, 2007
The best way of coming across new music? It’s when a likeminded pal rifles through your CDs and says “If you like this . . .” The internet radio station Pandora was built on this type of interaction, but takes it much further.
The founder of the internet radio station speaks at MIT
IRENE DE VETTE
| September 29, 2006
Planned center wants food to stick around
GE Free Maine, a nonprofit coalition rallying against genetically engineered food, is one of a three agro-activist groups working to create a Maine Center for Food Sovereignty
| September 06, 2006
How “fit” is your family? Bloody July: In just one month, six different State Supreme Courts have ruled against gay marriage. By Michael J. Amico
In the face of recent setbacks in the courts, advocates of same-sex marriage should take a look at old-fashioned efforts to prevent the disabled from marrying
MICHAEL J. AMICO
| August 10, 2006
Who’s your daddy?
In Harvard Square, the sun is shining and the street is packed.
Our correspondent gets a hand on what makes a man becomes a sperm donor
DAVID ANDREW STOLER
| August 09, 2006
After a months-long drought of new releases for Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft promised a new game every week for the latter half of the summer.
Clyde headlines a crop of new Xbox Live Arcade games
| August 08, 2006
Although fruit breeding is nothing new — clementines date back to 1902, and grapes are routinely bred for wine varieties — summer fruits have only lately been the beneficiaries of clever fruit geneticists.
| July 25, 2006
Origins of a species
In her excellent theatrical pairing for Daniel Productions at the Players’ Ring, billed as 2 x 2 x 2 , director Liz Korabek juxtaposes two modern takes on the human quintessence.
At Players’ Ring, taking stabs at the human order
| March 08, 2006
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