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It’s hard to get people to creative events, and Arts Challenge meets that head on

It’s hard to get people to creative events, and Arts Challenge meets that head on

In crafting its first Arts Challenge, the Cambridge Arts Council has its own challenge: getting tech workers to shut off their computers in favor of attending theater, dance, concerts, art exhibits or comedy.

Cambridge kids are mostly vaccinated, but rate dips deeply at certain schools

Cambridge kids are mostly vaccinated, but rate dips deeply at certain schools

School health officials estimate that 98 percent of students are immunized in Cambridge, but that statistic is not the whole story.

Ig Nobel Prizes add ‘Improbable’ podcast, providing weekly doses of weird science

Ig Nobel Prizes add ‘Improbable’ podcast, providing weekly doses of weird science

On the verge of leaving on a 12th annual international tour, Marc Abrahams and his Ig Nobel Prize have arrived on iTunes with a weekly “Improbable Research” podcast.

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 3-4

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 3-4

The “Polar Express” 4-D Experience; Jamie Mclaughlin’s “Sordid Tales” official EP release; “Fool Descending a Staircase”; Humor for Humanity with Jimmy Tingle; and an afternoon of Scrabble.

Results of council STEAM working group get hearing at community summit Dec. 10

Results of council STEAM working group get hearing at community summit Dec. 10

Two committees of the City Council are inviting the community to hear the results of months of research, goal-setting and determination of best practices on STEAM issues.

CCTV’s World AIDS Day programming, scroll of victims’ names, runs Monday

CCTV’s World AIDS Day programming, scroll of victims’  names, runs Monday

World AIDS Day has long been an annual tradition for Cambridge Community Television, with the station preempting regular programming on Channel 8 each Dec. 1 for a victims’ scroll and special shows.

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.

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