Science/Tech

Grassroots Organization Pushes for Municipal Broadband

A group of residents banded together under the name Upgrade Cambridge are lobbying the city to create a municipal broadband network. Co-founder Saul Tannenbaum has devoted his time to issues at the crossover of technology and politics since retiring from his IT job eight years ago. He served on the city’s Broadband Task Force from […]

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Kendall Square Scientists Take Us Into the Lab

The scientists and scholars of Cambridge are attractive assets for the growing biotechnology industry. Between self-starting entrepreneurs and big global pharma, the city has become a garden of research and development, a hotbed for whole new medical ecosystems. At its center is Kendall Square, where brick-lined sidewalks give way to a distinctively new landscape of […]


Girls to the Front End at the Women’s Coding Collective

The tech industry may be on the cutting edge when it comes to discovering all earthly computing possibilities, but from a diversity standpoint, it’s not doing so hot. According to 2010 U.S. Census data, the ratio of computer science degrees earned by women at major universities has dropped to a slim 14 percent, down from 37 […]


Hidden Gems: Visiting the City’s Less Famous Sites

When you’ve lived in any area for a while, you start to run out of ideas for places to go when siblings, in-laws or old college roommates come to visit. In Greater Boston, there are the old reliables: the Science Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Art Museums. But dig a little deeper, […]