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  • Just say 'nein': Talking with Eric Jarosinski about NeinQuarterly

    Just say 'nein': Talking with Eric Jarosinski about NeinQuarterly
    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:...
  • Travelers stranded by powerful East Coast storm

    Travelers stranded by powerful East Coast storm
    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...
  • Storm frustrates East Coast travelers

    Storm frustrates East Coast travelers
    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...
  • Willis Ware dies at 93; pioneer predicted the rise of the computer

    Willis Ware dies at 93; pioneer predicted the rise of the computer
    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...
  • Movie violence often paired with 'risky' behaviors like drinking, sex

    Movie violence often paired with 'risky' behaviors like drinking, sex
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Bernard Waber

     PASSINGS: Bernard Waber
    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...
  • FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix

    FDA approves a new antidepressant: Brintellix
    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...
  • Kids to get hand transplants at Boston Children's Hospital

    Kids to get hand transplants at Boston Children's Hospital
    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. Hand...
  • You may be safer living in the city than the country, study finds

    You may be safer living in the city than the country, study finds
    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...
  • Are humans hard-wired for racial prejudice?

    Are humans hard-wired for racial prejudice?
    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...
  • Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson

    Entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies at 87; represented Eisner, Henson
    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...