Hubway to branch out next spring

After a winter hiatus, Boston’s European-style bicycle-sharing system will expand into Cambridge and Somerville.

Tiered health plans cutting costs, restricting options

The popularity of health insurance plans that limit where patients can receive care is on the rise, but some hospitals say patients on tiered plans are sometimes denied specialized care.

Family ties prove thorny for Tierney

The legal saga of the Boxford-bred Eremian brothers might have attracted little notice if not for the fact that their sister is Patrice Tierney, wife of US Representative John F. Tierney.

After spotting the Eagles a 10-point lead, TomBrady and the Patriots stayed out of reach for the remainder of the game. Brady, who was only sacked once, threw for 361 yards and ran for 27 more.

Patriots 38, Eagles 20

Patriots soar against the Eagles

Throwing for 361 yards with three touchdowns, Tom Brady showed that he is still the reigning NFL MVP, helping the Patriots beat the Eagles to stay tied atop the AFC.

Cup from Cambridge will scoop sun’s wind

Scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are developing instruments for the Solar Probe Plus, a mission designed to get an extreme close-up of our sun.

A trip to the sun

Scientists are working on the Solar Probe Plus, which will make a close fly-by of the sun to study solar activity.

Tyrus Lemerande during a performance last month of his one-man show. Below is a poster advertising the production.

Shakespeare in the theater of operations

Tyrus Lemerande, a Navy Reserve officer serving in Afghanistan, has been entertaining troops with one-man performances of William Shakespeare.

“We hypothesize that yoga classes will be as effective as physical therapy, but more cost effective,’’ says Dr. Robert B. Saper of the Boston Medical Center.

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Stretching the boundaries of yoga

The practice, associated mostly with the health-conscious affluent, may offer low-cost treatment for back pain and other ailments.


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Hope, skepticism for cold fusion

The scientist who claims to have developed the world’s first nuclear cold fusion reactor was at the State House last week to explore producing it in Mass.


Political Notebook

Largest N.H. newspaper endorses Gingrich

The Manchester Union Leader endorsed Newt Gingrich over Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican presidential field.

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On football

Strong safety James Ihedigbo (44) and Kyle Arrington (24) made sure Eagles quarterback Vince Young had nowhere to go late in the fourth quarter.

Patriots defense better than one could’ve dreamed

There were some shaky moments on defense to start this season — to say the least. But in the past few weeks, the level of execution has come a long way.

Health and wellness

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Brotherly love and support

The Schusters have donated more than $5 million to Brigham and Women’s, much of which will go to the hospital’s new Schuster Transplant Center and Transplant Research Center.