| Nov 20, 2013
| 10:12 AM
The very best piece of writing I’ve encountered on Twitter comes from a feed called NeinQuarterly.
Here it is: “At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.”
That’s an almost perfect use of Twitter as a platform:...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:27 PM
BOSTON – High winds and a powerful storm system moving through the Northeast stranded some travelers and delayed others indefinitely on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year.
Some of the lengthiest delays were at Philadelphia International...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:00 PM
BOSTON — High winds and a powerful storm system moving through the Northeast stranded some travelers and delayed others Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, and threatened part of a New York Thanksgiving celebration.
Some of the...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him.
In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
"The computer will...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Violence isn’t the only problem with violent movies aimed at younger audiences — they also tend to glamorize risky activities you might not want to encourage among kids, according to a new study.
“We know some teenagers imitate what...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Bernard Waber, 91, the author of such children's favorites as "The House on East 88th Street" and "Lyle, Lyle Crocodile," died Thursday at his Long Island, N.Y., home after a long illness, according to a statement from his publisher, Houghton Mifflin...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Transplant surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital are looking for kids who need a hand. The renowned Harvard University-affiliated hospital announced Monday that it was opening a pediatric hand transplant program, the first in the world.
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Want to keep your family safe? Then raise your kids in the city.
It may sound counterintuitive, but researchers found people living in densely populated urban areas in the United States are 20% less likely to die from a serious injury than people who...
| Jul 28, 2013
Reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman was just the latest reminder: Race continues to divide us as a species.
But why? Are human brains hard-wired to notice and react to racial differences? At first glance, that's precisely what research seems...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Longtime entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included Michael Eisner and Jim Henson, died Aug. 23 of complications from leukemia. He was 87.
Russell, a New York native, is best known for working to get Eisner installed as chief executive...