Alfred Hitchcock is haunting the River Charles

You're looking at a photograph of the frozen Charles River, taken this morning at 9:35 local time from the Mass Ave bridge connecting Cambridge to Boston. Call us crazy, but we couldn't help but notice the profile of a certain Master of Suspense taking shape in the cracks between the river's ice floes. » 2/13/13 11:45am 2/13/13 11:45am

Publicly funded British research will be freely accessible to citizens …

It's been a big year for proponents of the open-science revolution. In January, an angry blog post quickly transformed into a clarion call within the scientific community over the exorbitant cost of academic journal subscriptions. In May, the British government announced it would be collaborating with Wikipedia… » 7/16/12 1:30pm 7/16/12 1:30pm

Wikipedia's founder will help make academic research available to all

The wealthiest university of Earth can't afford its academic journal subscriptions. Why not? Because academic journals are expensive. Now, the British government is doing its part to change that. » 5/02/12 4:00pm 5/02/12 4:00pm

Secret Papers of the Man Who Harnessed the Energy of the Human Orgasm

It's special time for orgasm science. This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Wilhelm Reich, the controversial philosopher who was eventually sent to prison for his theories of sexual revolution and the "orgone," a unit of energy derived from human orgasms. His personal papers, held at Harvard until 50 years after… » 11/12/07 9:00am 11/12/07 9:00am