UMass stem cell lab to close

A marquee piece of Governor Deval Patrick’s effort to bolster the life sciences industry will run out of funding at the end of the year.

Health care ruling may redefine reaches of federal power

The Supreme Court’s health care decision will be an opportunity for the justices to help establish the role of government in the everyday lives of Americans.

Study finds tainted private wells around New England

Federal scientists found potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, ­radon, and other contaminants.

Yvonne Abraham

Sal DiMasi sentenced to neglect

The former Massachusetts speaker and current federal inmate’s attempts to get treatment for his cancer are gut-wrenching, columnist Yvonne Abraham writes.

Pentagon cuts could include Taunton program

Hundreds of Massachusetts jobs are in the balance as the Defense Department is expected on Thursday to propose a one-time funding cut to a military communications project.

‘Rocky Horror’ midnight madness ends in Harvard Square

When the AMC Loews Harvard Square 5 theater closes its doors next month, it will mark the end of a 28-year tradition.


The last ‘Picture Show’

Showings will end with the closing of the Harvard Square theater.

 The Coast Guard cutter Eagle, one of the tall ships that will arrive in Boston on Saturday for Operation Sail 2012, is not only a symbol of a nautical past but also a training vessel for future maritime leaders.

The Eagle gives history lessons at sea

The Coast Guard cutter, one of the tall ships arriving in Boston on Saturday for Operation Sail 2012, is a symbol of a nautical past and a training vessel.

Smelly seaweed covered the rocks and shoreline of Stage Point Cove in Plymouth on Saturday.

Foul seaweed invades Mass. shoreline

From Cape Ann to Cape Cod, beaches have been blanketed in recent weeks with the smelly seaweed that hails from Japan.

Tech Lab

Vigilance will help keep your computer safe

There’s really no fail-safe defense. But to protect your data, privacy, and sanity, you’ve got to try.