A couple of things here. First, tuition at Harvard is $58,607 a year.

Second — and really, more important — remember all that chatter about how East Coast cities don’t know what to do with the snow from blizzards?

They had two feet of snow yesterday in Cambridge.


Actress Amy Poehler, center, sits with Jason Hellerstein, left, and Sam Clark, who are dressed in drag, as she rides in a convertible through Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass., Thursday Jan. 29, 2015. Poehler was honored as “Woman of the Year” by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Pew Research Center is out with a fascinating report today showing the gap in what scientists say and what the public believes.

It’s not just climate change that serves as an example of how quickly many Americans dismiss scientific reports; it’s virtually every issue involving science.

Curiously, the survey reveals that science and scientists are held in high esteem. But when it comes to believability, not so much.

Why? Seventy-five percent of scientists blame the lack of science in K-12, as schools concentrate on reading and math.

It’s a lament, of course, with real consequences. We might dismiss the need for science on the basis that many kids won’t become scientists. But, in fact, we need science so that we can grow up to understand the complex threats that face us.

Read the whole report here.

The Hibbing Police Department today released this image of a man suspected of smashing a window and breaking into a liquor store yesterday.

If you know someone who has two arms, two legs, wears jeans and sneakers and owns a sweatshirt with a hood, perhaps the police want to talk to you.

Hibbing Police Department

Perhaps this video will narrow down the field.

Hibbing Police Department

The suspect appears to also have a head. And, from the looks of things: fingers. Definitely fingers.

A better description might yield more clues, however. For example, do you know anyone who actually likes Keystone Beer? The Hibbing Police Department may want to talk to you.

The Duluth News Tribune says after smashing the window and breaking in, the man walked past much more expensive — shall we say “at the minimum: halfway decent” beer in order to grab three cases of Keystone Beer — valued at $44 — before fleeing.

A recent review of the beer:

Taste is that of regret and astringent aftertaste. Light body and there is carbonation. The can was a “hunting season camo can” so that could be worth a point. At least it’s not offensive when it’s cold.