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  • Best College Movies

     
    I haven't seen "Neighbors" yet, but it got a lukewarm review from my daughter and her boyfriend, which surprised me. Anyway, it gave me an excuse to offer my list of the 10 Best Movies About College. I don't claim......
  • Is this how we'll cure cancer?

    Is this how we'll cure cancer?
    For 85% of kids with a terrible cancer called acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chemotherapy is a cure-but not for Emily Whitehead. Diagnosed at 5, she suffered an infection from her first round of chemo and nearly lost her legs. Then the cancer came back;...
  • U.S. Energy Secretary Makes Hartford Stop To Press Regional Gas Issue

    HARTFORD — U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz chose New England as the first stop in his national review of energy issues, visiting Hartford on Monday to highlight how gas and electricity constraints are resulting in higher bills throughout the...
  • An emotional Boston Marathon ends with an American victory

    BOSTON — The cheers were louder, the runners more determined, the tears of joy and relief at the Boston Marathon finish line Monday more heartfelt than ever. And yes, the security was tighter. But on a brilliant spring day, the city brought to...
  • Buys and sells: If colleges were stocks

    Buys and sells: If colleges were stocks
    Colleges rise. Colleges fall. Let's look at France and the U.S. to see how they fare. In May 1968 student riots broke out in universities across France. What followed was a general strike of 11 million workers. The government of Charles de Gaulle nearly...
  • America, The Beautiful, On Display In Boston

    America, The Beautiful, On Display In Boston
    BOSTON — This is a story that starts in Adi Beyani, Eritrea, and in St. Petersburg, Russia. This is a story that ends at the finish line on Boylston Street. From Hopkinton east, the Boston Marathon measures 26.2 miles. Meb Keflezighi's journey,...
  • Niantic Boy Scout Became Nazi Spy

    Niantic Boy Scout Became Nazi Spy
    This is the story of a Boy Scout from Connecticut who grew up to become a Nazi spy during World War II — and another Boy Scout who helped capture the traitor. This true tale contains all the elements of a film about espionage — a defection...
  • Study: Sneezes spread germs farther than we knew

    Study: Sneezes spread germs farther than we knew
    That dainty handkerchief you use to cover up sneezes should be considered more of a fierce battle shield, after new research shows that sneezes release violent gas clouds with the ability to spread germs farther than previously expected. Coughs and...
  • Gansler steps into military-civilian divide

    Gansler steps into military-civilian divide
    Now that veterans groups have condemned Doug Gansler for disparaging Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, followed by Brown calling the attorney general's remarks "reckless and irresponsible," we can start to measure the consequence of Gansler's...
  • Boston Marathon bombing anniversary is solemn, yet inspiring

    Heather Abbott was at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, when two bombs went off. One of her feet was severely injured in the blast and was eventually amputated. Nearly a year later, the 39-year-old human resources specialist from...
  • Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future

    Why sci-fi is obsessed with the near future
    In the West Town loft that Jessica Charlesworth shares with husband, Tim Parsons, along the back wall, on a row of metal filing cabinets, a kaleidoscope of Post-it notes waved in a soft draft, each a kind of dispatch from the future. I leaned in to...