Shweta Kumar Staffwriter

Class of 2009


  • HealthLine

    All-nighters result in chronic illnesses

    Research conducted at the University of Washington confirms that sleep deprivation is detrimental to human health. Sleep-deprived people tended to show abnormal insulin levels, increasing the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

    SciTech | March 24, 2008
  • Calling all nerds: Pittsburgh Comicon

    When most people hear about Comicon, the phrase “nerrrrrd alert” may come to mind. Or just run-of-the-mill confusion. Comicon, for those not in the know, is a comic book convention, the most famous of which is held annually in San Diego. There are also huge comicons in other cities, such as Chicago and San Francisco.

    Pillbox | April 30, 2007
  • Thou shalt enjoy: Altar Boyz

    Altar Boyz, an off-Broadway hit currently on a national tour, opened in Pittsburgh last Tuesday at the Byham Theater. Intended to resemble the final concert of a boy band’s tour, the musical simultaneously satirizes both boy bands and Christian pop music. Through the energetic opening number, “We are the Altar Boyz,” the audience is introduced to the titular boy band. The pop sensation that’s sw...

    Pillbox | April 30, 2007
  • Carnival top fives

    Another Carnival, another compilation of top-five lists about the hots and nots of this fabulous weekend — that’s right, we’re seriously channeling Rob Gordon here. Let’s kick things off with the top 5 best aspects of this year’s Carnival.

    Pillbox | April 23, 2007
  • GirlsTalk program

    This spring, a new radio program called GirlTalk will begin as a collaboration between the Carnegie Science Center’s Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) and The Saturday Light Brigade, an award-winning public radio program.

    The program will be hosted by girls, ages 11 to 15, with help from the producers of The Saturday Light Brigade, whose studio the girls will be using.

    SciTech | March 26, 2007