Sarah Mogin

Class of 2009

Articles

  • A gem of a show

    Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend — but pearls saw her first. Today, a 50-pearl necklace could cost anywhere from $500 to $5000, but throughout history, the value of the pearl has been immeasurable. Choosing pearls for its ninth annual theme, the Gem & Mineral Show, running from Friday through Sunday at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History is tapping into centuries’ worth of pursuit and fas...

    SciTech | November 13, 2006
  • Sex: D.I.Y.

    Diddling, jilling off, double-clicking the mouse — “Whatever You Wanna Call It, We’re Gonna Talk About It.” That’s the mantra of the latest workshop coming to Garfield Artworks: a session on female masturbation hosted by local business Girls’ Night In.

    Pillbox | November 6, 2006
  • How Things Work: The Gateway Arch

    The Gateway Arch, 630 feet tall and another 630 feet wide, is an elegant frame to the historic city of St. Louis. A gigantic endeavor in its time, the arch is almost 100 feet taller than the Washington Monument and more than twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. It contains over 5000 tons of steel and nearly 40,000 tons of concrete.

    SciTech | October 30, 2006
  • Pop science draws crowd to science center

    Scientists have finally discovered a remedy for the annoyances of Pittsburgh traffic. Soothing LCD displays, preprogrammed fragrances, and vibrations in the driver’s seat are only a few of the ways in which Bayer MaterialScience and Rinspeed’s new concept car is designed to respond to the mood of its user.

    SciTech | October 16, 2006
  • Survivor: Cook Islands goes racial

    Survivor: In 2000 it was America’s gateway drug into the world of reality television. Six years later, it’s hard to remember life without it. Voting a teammate off the island, ingesting insects and other-other-other forms of white meat, and winning “immunity” are all examples of Survivor’s impact on popular culture.

    Forum | October 16, 2006