November 16, 2009
Renown Boston tech writer Mark Baard gets "Heretical" on

Mark Baard has a knack for fringe science and, let’s say, odd areas of technology.

The renown Boston tech writer and Boston Globe columnist will get to explore Boston’s boldest and outwardly oddest people and discoveries in the world of science, technology, gadgetry, medicine, research, and much more with today’s launch of THE SCI-TECH HERETIC on

“Boston is home to the world’s biggest risk-takers in science. Doctors dosing their patients with “Phase 0” super-longevity compounds. Cyborgs trolling about with augmented vision and artificial smarts — and tracking chips under their skin. College professors moonlighting as UFOlogists and crypto-zoologists," quipped Baard. “Now, the only place to meet these people is at Blast, and The Sci-Tech Heretic. I’m here because John Guilfoil knows a bit of our future lies inside all of that ‘crazy talk’ about science.”

The blog, located at covers everything from Scooby-Doo’s connection to Cryptology to artificial reality. It is the latest addition to BLAST: BOSTON’S ONLINE MAGAZINE, a 250,000-reader Generation Y-themed lifestyle publication founded here in Boston.

"This is simply a perfect fit for Blast," said John M. Guilfoil, a Boston news reporter and the founder and editor-in-chief of Blast. "Our readers have a thirst for the latest technology. The weirder, the better."

"Mark Baard is a name in the field of sci-tech in Boston," Guilfoil continued. "He adds to Blast his level of professionalism, expertise, and name recognition in the local scene. We’re ecstatic to have him with is."

“Blast is an outpost for real world journalism, in a world made surreal by out-of-control technology. There is simply no other place in Boston where you will find this kind of reporting, or The Sci-Tech Heretic," said Baard. “John is brave and smart enough to try something different."


Launched at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve 2007,, Blast: Boston’s Online Magazine, has grown like a weed for three years. It is a Generation Y publication focused on young, hip Bostonia with a global vision. Blast covers music, movies, tv, video games, fashion, food, sex, relationships, science, health, technology, and more. The site also covers world, local and national news. According to, Blast is the third most followed online publication in Boston behind and Blast has more than 100 contributing writers, bureaus in New York and San Diego, and reporters on three continents.

About The Author

John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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