Science/Tech

SCOUT OUT: Science by the Pint Combines Learning, Drinking

Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]


TechHub to Open Somerville Location

In our March/April print edition, we reported that a new software company (SmartBear) had moved into Assembly Row. Now it seems that Somerville may have seriously caught the tech bug: TechHub will open its first American location in Somerville next week. The company, which provides a shared workspace for technology ventures, boasts seven locations throughout Europe. The […]


Pay-by-Phone Parking App Comes to Somerville

Earlier this month, Mayor Joe Curtatone announced that Somerville was teaming up with Parkmobile to introduce an app far more useful than Facebook and far less annoying than Foursquare: a parking app that would let drivers forego quarters and pay by their phone on meters throughout the city.


Pop open a can of Soda Drinker Pro

Eight years ago, 32-year-old Somerville resident Will Brierly woke up feeling rather thirsty. While most people would just get up for a cup of water, an idea immediately popped into Brierly’s head. “Oh man, I need a soda. I need to make a first-person soda game,” he thought. Nineteen hours in front of a computer […]