| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.
The words from Paul T....
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:35 PM
The journal Food and Chemical Toxicology is retracting a highly controversial French study it published last year linking genetically modified maize to cancerous tumors in rats.
In a statement released from its Cambridge, Mass., offices on Thursday,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Zachary Quinto, known for his turn as Spock in the "Star Trek" reboots, made his Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical classic "The Glass Menagerie."
Quinto stars as restless son Tom alongside Cherry Jones as Southern belle and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Besides its all-inclusive historical sweep — from the first African to set foot in the New World to the first African American to occupy the White House — what distinguishes Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s new series, "The African Americans: Many...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you dine out regularly in large metropolitan areas, odds are excellent you will eventually encounter a famous person sitting nearby. My recent celebrity sightings include Chris Noth from "The Good Wife" and "Sex and the City" in a Manhattan tavern, Jay...
| Sep 9, 2013
While Cambridge, Mass., resident Azeem Khan was a graduate student at Boston University, he would be swept up in the annual celebration surrounding the Boston Marathon.
“The entirety of the city just celebrates this day,” said 25-year-old...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:55 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Evidence is still shaky on whether ditching the sneakers and hitting the streets barefoot will help runners avoid injuries, a new review concludes.
Despite the "media craze" surrounding the potential benefits of barefoot...
| Sep 22, 2013
Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Baby, it’s cold outside, especially if you’re stuck in the mounds of snow currently blanketing much of the East Coast.
But while airlines are canceling flights and schools are rescheduling classes, retailers are treating the storm as another...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Mindy Kaling was born in Cambridge, Mass., on this day in 1979. This birthday gal, who was born Vera Chokalingam, stars on the series "The Mindy Project" and also has co-starred as Kelly Kapoor on "The Office" since 2005. On the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A petite 23-year-old American who sings in Arabic, a language she does not speak, and strums the oud, the Arabic version of the lute, has mesmerized millions from Beirut to Baghdad on "Arabs Got Talent," and sparked controversy across the Middle East as...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Nova Southeastern University is expanding its role in research, building a new $80 million facility that could boost South Florida's efforts to become a hub for studies of cancer, heart disease and other problems.
The Center for Collaborative Research,...