Science/Tech

MIT Spin-Offs: C16 Biosciences

You might not realize how many items you use every day contain palm oil. Shampoo. Lipstick. Nutella. Bread. Ice cream. About half of all items at grocery stores include palm oil, sometimes under a different name, according to C16 Biosciences Co-founder Shara Ticku. The problem? Growing palm oil is a major cause of deforestation. It […]

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Indie Studio Proletariat Explores New Video Game Frontiers

Last year was a good one for the developers at Proletariat. The fledgling studio’s first release, World Zombination, was met with fan and critical acclaim, including a mention as an editor’s choice in the App Store and a nod from Apple as one the best games of 2015. So of course, like most indie game developers, they’re taking what they […]


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 […]