How Wally Eamer helped broker a historic peace in the forests of British Columbia
At just 18, Marblehead’s Ben Goldberg is touring Europe, hanging out with Mark Wahlberg, and cementing his status as hip-hop’s next big star.
How Carlos Miguel Prieto conducted a post-Katrina comeback for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Waltham’s Shin Lim could be the biggest name in magic since David Blaine
A little bit before 10 p.m. on July 13, 2013, Kelly Brown Douglas’s phone started buzzing with texts. The verdict in the case of the state of Florida vs. George Zimmerman—who was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin—was in. Douglas ’79, a religion professor at Baltimore’s Goucher College and an Episcopalian priest, turned on the TV and watched in stunned silence as Zimmerman was exonerated.
They’re called “phreakers,” and they can do with a phone what hackers can do with computers. Few were more skilled—or more feared—than Matt Weigman, a blind teenager from East Boston. Using his heightened senses, he made himself untouchable. What he lacked, the FBI says, was the good sense to know when to hang up.
Professor Konstantin Vodopyanov’s revolutionary technology
could make diagnosing disease as easy as exhaling.
Automakers are experimenting with lightweight bodies and new engines to meet ambitious fuel efficiency standards.
Two years ago, after Jay Bradner made a remarkable breakthrough—the discovery of a molecule that, in mice, appeared to trick certain cancer cells into becoming normal cells—he did something unusual.
Boston has no shortage of nonprofit groups. The provocative question at the heart of venture capitalist John Simon’s GreenLight Fund—which cribs the best initiatives from around the country and imports them here—is whether we have the ones we really need to solve the city’s problems.
The science nerds behind Cambridge-based Lamplighter are betting it all on complex flavors.
Make money by helping the poor? That’s the promise of a new brand of socially conscious investors. They just need a few true believers—and a few big wins—to bring their vision to the masses.
Before they played venues like Madison Square Garden, the band from Vermont debuted some of the biggest hits from their canon right in the living room of the Beta Theta Pi house.
The sports writer has a tough job. Crafting a story that’s more than mere results reporting takes toil – especially when sports players are often famously ineloquent. And then there are the deadlines.
Biotech gets all the hype. Until not so long ago, Silicon Valley was getting all the money. Now local high-tech entrepreneurs are forging a quiet resurgence—and might just transform the Hub in the bargain.