All Topics (January 30 through March 31)
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- Outdoor Market a Feast of Arts, Crafts, and Food July 11, 2014One of Boston’s liveliest and fastest-growing arts and crafts markets is a hop and skip from the MBTA’s South Station stop. Facing out over Dewey Square and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the twice-weekly Summer Street Arts Market is a seasonal gathering of vendors that has become the city’s largest outdoor art market. In previous year, […]
- East Meets West—Online July 11, 2014For many Chinese graduate students at the College of Communication, Boston can seem like another world, with an unfamiliar second language, expectations that students speak more in class than back home, and having to write about an unfamiliar culture. (Just what the heck is Halloween?) Technology may offer a partial solution. Starting next week, COM […]
- POV: Let’s Stop Playing the “Who’s Racist” Game July 10, 2014A recent BU Today article about racial microaggressions effected an important, though fiery, conversation about race. Many of the individuals who commented stated that the article and the quoted parties unfairly portrayed white people as being racist. As one of the quoted parties, I’m here with a simple request: let’s stop playing the “who’s racist” […]
- Can Young Children Understand Complex Science? July 10, 2014Recent research indicates that children can understand complex scientific concepts—like natural selection—far beyond what anyone would have expected. To test this, cognitive developmental psychologist Deborah Kelemen and coresearchers created a 10-page picture storybook about pilosas, a group of fictional mammals with long trunks. Then they read it aloud to […]
- MIT Museum Showcases Student Inventions July 10, 2014Imagine a vine of plump, crimson tomatoes flourishing on your kitchen counter without sunlight and soil. Picture a tiny data-gathering drone that can be folded up and launched from aircraft flare dispensers. No, these aren’t fantasies borrowed from The Jetsons or the Harry Potter franchise. They’re just two of the student inventions currently on view […]