Author Archives: Barbara Moran

Too Smart Car

Boston Globe Magazine

My car wants to drive. I’m not interested.

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Cape Cod’s Big Drinking Water Problem

Boston Globe Magazine

The challenges of life on a sandbar

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Ants and Alzheimer’s

Bostonia

What ants tell us about aging

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The Other End of the River

Sandro Galea and the Future of Public health

Bostonia

The new health crises: crime, poverty, racism

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Not Just a Death, a System Failure

By Barbara Moran

New York Times

What my mother’s death taught me

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Every Cell Has a Story

By Barbara Moran | Published: February 1, 2016

BU Research
A scientist’s quest to understand cancer, by unraveling the mysteries of cell division

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Will US ever be able to clean up Spanish coast?

By Barbara Moran | Published: February 1, 2016

PRI: The World

A science writer reflects on the limits of technology

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Lessons From Teo

Bostonia
By Barbara Moran

Bostonia

What the ruins of a pre-Aztec metropolis can teach us about today’s cities

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Truths and Half-Truths

By Barbara Moran | Published: February 5, 2016

BU Research

An ecologist, an estuary, and a case study for communicating climate change

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Five Thousand Heads Are Better Than One

By Barbara Moran | Published: February 1, 2016

BU Research

What ants teach us about the social brain

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Is Butter Really Back?

The Harvard Public Health Review
By Barbara Moran

The Harvard Public Health Review   Is fat friend or foe?  The dietary debate rages on. Read the article

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How to get an A- in Organic Chemistry

By Barbara Moran | Published: November 1, 2013

New York Times

Two semesters of orgo, and I’m still standing!

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Out of Sorts

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 29, 2013

Boston Globe Magazine Are Big Blue Bins bad for recycling? Read the article

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The Nuclear Option

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 29, 2013

Boston Globe Magazine What does Vermont Yankee’s closing mean for New England? Read the article

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Dirty Laundry

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 29, 2013

C-HIT / Hartford Courant The investigation of an industrial laundry in Waterbury, CT, led to an EPA inquiry and the discovery of a dangerous – and surprising – source of air pollution.  This article, researched over the course of four months, was supported by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the Society for Environmental Journalists. […]

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Why We are Fat

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 29, 2013

Bostonia

A profile of biochemist Barbara Corkey, who offers some contrarian explanations for the obesity epidemic.

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PBS / Frontline: The Other Drug War

By Barbara Moran | Published: January 1, 2013

Why do prescription drugs cost so much? We unraveled this question through the stories of unlikely “drug runners” – senior citizens and union workers seeking cheaper medicine in Canada.

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PBS / The American Experience / George Eastman: The Wizard of Kodak

By Barbara Moran | Published: January 1, 2013

The Kodak camera revolutionized photography, and, unexpectedly, offered a new tool to Peeping Toms. All the snapshots in the opening shot are originals — it was surprisingly hard to find a couple photos that weren’t properly centered.

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The History Channel / The Patent Files / Astroturf

By Barbara Moran | Published: January 1, 2013

What happens when you try to grow grass in the Astrodome? A comedy of errors that results in a breakthrough technology. Some of the best footage came from an old wooden cabinet at the Houston Public Library.

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Independent: Big Man Run

By Barbara Moran | Published: January 1, 2013

A clip from my one and only independent documentary, which tells the story of a unique road race in Somerville, MA. Yes, this is a true story. When I screened the film for a local film class, they thought I had made it up.

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PBS / NOVA / Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

By Barbara Moran | Published: January 1, 2013

This Peabody-award-winning NOVA examines the controversy that erupted in the small town of Dover, Pennsylvania over the teaching of evolution. It took months of work and many trips to Dover to secure interviews with the key players on both sides of the debate.

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The Unstoppable Mr. McKibben

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 13, 2013

Boston Globe Magazine

How a mild-mannered Vermont journalist engineered history’s largest green protest, derailed a $7 billion oil pipeline, and became the environmental movement’s most unlikely celebrity.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 15, 2013

My five-year quest to pry secret documents from the DOE.

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Power Politics

By Barbara Moran | Published: October 14, 2013

Boston Globe Magazine In 2010, the Vermont State Senate voted to close Vermont Yankee, the state’s only nuclear power plant. What does the vote mean for New England, and America? Read the article

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