A divide of donors in Senate contest

The contrast of top backers is sharp, reflecting donors’ view of Senator Brown as an advocate for investment firms and Elizabeth Warren as a former cop on the Wall Street beat.

GOP faith unshaken in supply-side tax policies

The basic ingredients of Mitt Romney’s plan to slash tax rates are steeped in doctrine that has inspired conservatives for decades.

Mario Testino’s photos will be exhibited.

Mario Testino

MFA showcases a sure grasp of glamour

Fashion photographer Mario Testino’s first exhibition in the US, opening at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, is aptly titled “In Your Face.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/10/15/BostonGlobe.com/HealthScience/Images/kreiter_compounding2_met--90x90.jpg A close look at compounding pharmacies

The widening outbreak of infections linked to a potentially tainted steroid has abruptly thrust a niche area of drug preparation into public view.

Tom Brady (12) and Wes Welker have a lot to think about after the Patriots’ final offensive play in a tough loss in Seattle.


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Seahawks stun Patriots on late TD

The Patriots blew a 13-point fourth-quarter lead as rookie quarterback Russell Wilson powered Seattle back for a 24-23 win.

Seattle’s 12th man, its extremely loud crowd, erupts as receiver Sidney Rice cradles the ball after his 46-yard game-winning TD catch.

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Patriots embarrassed by Pete Carroll

Pete was pumped and jacked on the Seattle sideline as the Seahawks stunned the Patriots for easily one of the worst losses of the Belichick-Kraft era.

Assisted death plan brings tug of feelings

Although the “Death with Dignity” ballot question has generated relatively little fanfare, the decision Mass. voters will confront has far-reaching repercussions.

Austrian Felix Baumgartner on Sunday became the first skydiver to break the speed of sound, plunging from a balloon capsule more than 24 miles above the New Mexico desert and landing on his feet 4 minutes and 20 seconds later.

Daredevil sky diver leaps into the record books

Felix Baumgartner became the first skydiver to fall faster than the speed of sound after successfully completing a 24-mile jump from the stratosphere.

The nanoelectronic scaffold folded in three dimensions, with the circuits visible as loops.

Wired tissue brings promise of smart cells

A team of Harvard and MIT researchers has created the first three-dimensional piece of artificial tissue that’s wired with electronics.


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Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez made short work of the Yankees in Game 2, including this soft toss to first base that beat Robinson Cano to the bag.

Tigers put Yankees in 2-0 hole

Playing without an injured Derek Jeter, The Yankees looked helpless at the plate and were beaten, 3-0, by the Tigers in Game 2 of the ALCS.


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Movie Review

Samantha Mathis stars as Dagny Taggart in “Atlas Shrugged Part II.”

The shrugging continues in ‘Atlas Shrugged Part II’

Here’s the thing about filming a great big book of capitalist science-fiction. If you’re enslaved to its every idea, one movie will never do.

Health and wellness

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“There’s a lot of interest in trying to understand how these bacterial products educate the immune system,” said Dr. Ramnik Xavier of Mass. General Hospital.

Researchers rethink role of bacteria in our health

Seven decades after penicillin revolutionized the treatment of infections by killing bacteria, medicine is poised for another revolution.