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Takeda logo doesn’t say pharmaceuticals, but it turns out it also doesn’t sell burgers

Takeda logo doesn’t say pharmaceuticals, but it turns out it also doesn’t sell burgers

Why is this combination minimart and purveyor of cheeseburgers, fries and frozen dairy treats aspiring to cure cancer?

Stressed, forgetful, autistic may find hope looking to Google Glass, MIT Media Lab

Stressed, forgetful, autistic may find hope looking to Google Glass, MIT Media Lab

Projects called BioGlass and SenseGlass can offer stress management tips in real time – and might aid in fitness, memory and as tools to help people relate to others.

Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards Harvard scholars in physics, life sciences

Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards Harvard scholars in physics, life sciences

Recipients included Gary Ruvkun of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and Jacob Lurie of Harvard University.

Harvard biologist Lauren O’Connell among winners of science fellowship

Harvard biologist Lauren O’Connell among winners of science fellowship

The 2014 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship recognizes five U.S.-based female researchers for outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Officials won’t bite at Chew ‘test kitchen’ proposal by culinary star Adam Melonas

Officials won’t bite at Chew ‘test kitchen’ proposal by culinary star Adam Melonas

Cambridge’s License Commission may make master chef Adam Melonas do something at Chew he’s refused to do in any previous restaurant on five continents: compromise.

Funny science is back, with Ig Nobel prizes Thursday, BAHFest next month

Funny science is back, with Ig Nobel prizes Thursday, BAHFest next month

Cambridge remains a seriously great place to take in funny science. The 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony is Thursday, and BAHFest returns in October.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 2-3

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 2-3

Innovations of Cambridge Tour; the OpenAir Circus; Boston Roller Derby; Michael Frayn’s “Copenhagen”; and a low-fi rock band bill.

Five things to do this weekend: June 21-22

Five things to do this weekend: June 21-22

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” for free; Make Music Harvard Square/Fête de la Musique; Summer Solstice celebrations from Harvard museums and Revels; and the TrashBash recycled arts competition.

Five things to do this weekend: May 24-25

Five things to do this weekend: May 24-25

The Science of Soccer; Mobilia Gallery exhibitions; air guitar contest qualifier round; modern dance benefit; and a Freedom Cypher hip-hop gathering.

Did a harsh winter help by killing off rats?

Did a harsh winter help by killing off rats?

The bitter cold of this winter and the Polar Vortex is expected to be a memory by this morning, but don’t expect that to mean an end to the rats that have been infesting the city.

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