John Pham

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Conservative US shoppers turned off by eco-friendly lightbulbs, study finds

Eco-friendly labels on energy-saving bulbs are a turn-off for conservative shoppers, a new study has found.<p>The findings, published this week in the …

How Not to Die

Angelo Volandes's low-tech, high-empathy plan to revolutionize end-of-life care<p>Dr. Angelo Volandes is making a film that he believes will change the way you die. The studio is his living room in Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston; the control panel is his laptop; the camera crew is a …

Study: Foreign-Born Kids in the U.S. Develop Fewer Allergies

Kids living in the U.S. who were born elsewhere are 59 percent less likely to have allergic diseases, but their risk increases with time spent in the country.<p>Michael Kooren/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> Why are urban kids are more likely to have food allergies than rural kids, and American children more likely to …

The Millennial Stimulus Plan

How young people will supercharge the recovery<p>Millennials got a bad rap during the recession. They have been working less, earning less, and, as I’ve pointed out in this magazine before, buying far fewer houses and cars than their parents did—or than the economy needs them to in order to move …

The Hordes of Microbes Inside Your Body Are Your Friends

An interview with the synthetic biologist Christina Agapakis<p>As tools for <i>engineering life’s building blocks have proliferated in recent years, our definition of human life has</i> <i>become more expansive</i><i>. For example,</i> <i>we</i> <i>are learning that the vast eco</i><i>systems of microbes inside our bodies are as integral to</i> …

What If We Never Run Out of Oil?

New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.<p>As the great research ship <i>Chikyu</i> left Shimizu in January to mine the explosive ice beneath the Philippine Sea, chances are good that not one of the scientists aboard …

Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups’ efforts

WARREN, N.H. — The contentious political fight over gun control moved into the White Mountains of New Hampshire on Tuesday as gun-control activists began to focus on Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) as a prime target in their effort to revive their push for stricter gun laws.<p>Ayotte was a key, …

A new front for gun background checks: the ballot

OLYMPIA, Wash. — After struggling to sway both state and federal lawmakers, proponents of expanding background checks for gun sales are now exploring …

NBA player Jason Collins breaks barrier by disclosing he is gay

At 7 feet tall, Jason Collins never found it easy to hide. Not when he walked the streets of Boston. Or towered over the crowds at the city’s swanky …

Loss of decency

There is far more to Sunil Tripathi than the missing man ensnared by wild speculation after the ­Marathon bombings.<p>“Sunil is my baby brother,” said …

Body pulled from Providence River is that of missing Brown University student

They had spent the past five weeks searching for him, hoping against all hope that their beloved brother and son Sunil Tripathi was alive and …

Allostery in Disease and in Drug Discovery

Allostery is largely associated with conformational and functional transitions in individual proteins. This concept can be extended to consider the …

Nick Cave’s Soundsuits bring smiles at Peabody Essex Museum

SALEM – The Peabody Essex Museum hasn’t seemed this cool for 200 years.<p>On Thursday night, artist Nick Cave and electronic musician Kooky Scientist …

Being a leader in the midst of chaos: How one Boston business is coping the day after

April 16, 2013 | 2:14 PM<p>Most days, Laura Perille shows up to the office, planning on a full day of fund raising, grant reviews and phone calls.<p>Perille is the executive director of Edvestors, a small non-profit that works to bring private investment to urban public schools.<p>But today isn't one of …

Education

Boston Restaurants Support Marathon Victims

If you’re wanting to help in the aftermath of the Monday afternoon bombings near the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon, eat out in …

The word "iconic" is often misused but it would be hard to argue with this as the image to emerge from Boston.