John Farrell

Writing is in the family for me. Born and bred in the Boston area, I’ve watched the city evolve — in so many ways for the better — and am excited to see a new venture like the NBP in a city that once upon a time had six daily newspapers. I write about science, technology and how they affect people. I've written for The Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, The Boston Globe, Cosmos Magazine among others. My book, The Day Without Yesterday: Lemaître, Einstein and the Birth of Modern Cosmology (Basic Books) is available in paperback and eBook formats. I'm also a video producer for educational apps, which is why I also tend to write about media — especially movies and television.

Items by John Farrell

The return of an Irish ale

A brief history of sex – with no pictures

WATCH: Famous love poems recited for Valentine’s Day

‘Life’ at the movies

Longfellow’s ‘Snow-Flakes’ an inspiring substitute for snow (video)

The gratifying, somber and powerful accuracy of ‘Spotlight’

Home inspiration for Indian entrepreneur

Is there a future for midlife romance at the movies?

‘The Martian,’ and dealing with (human) life on Mars

A quiet getaway in the White Mountains

Revisiting an old sin with modern faith

Debunking the new geocentrists

Chick Lit with a twist

Arnold’s problem: The soft heart of the Terminator

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