Mass. IT project is latest black eye for Deloitte

From Florida and Pennsylvania to California, big projects managed by the company have come in behind schedule, over budget, and riddled with woes.

J. Christopher Love, professor at MIT’s Koch Institute, with a tabletop device for creating biologic drugs.

Lane Turner/Globe Staff

MIT researchers aim to make drugs on the battlefield

The goal: create a mobile drug lab that can be pieced together to brew small batches of medicines in a day or less.

Adrian Walker

No fix for the fix-it man

Independent contractors who help take care of the JFK Library in Dorchester aren’t getting paid because of the shutdown — and won’t get retroactive pay, either.

// John Boehner wants to deal on debt

The House speaker dismissed any immediate path to ending the government shutdown.

Eric Coldwell and his children, Thomas and Chloe, played with their 1-year-old pit bull mix in Weymouth.

Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff

Many reject the fears, welcome pit bulls

Can pit bulls really be good family dogs in the hands of the right owners? The MSPCA’s efforts to convince others appear to be paying off.

Braylon O’Neill, 4, tried dribbling a soccer ball with a new pair of prosthetic legs in Boston Sunday.

Nonprofit teaches amputees the mechanics of running

The Challenged Athletes Foundation worked with 41 amputees, including some wounded in the Marathon bombings, at the Harvard University clinic.

QB Tom Brady walks off the field looking at his throwing hand after tossing a late INT to the Bengals’ Adam Jones.

Christopher L. Gasper

Tom Brady’s TD pass streak, Patriots’ winning streak over

Death, taxes, and TB12 touchdown passes were all certainties, until the Patriots faced the Bengals’ defense.

A programmer grabbed some sleep during Sunday’s 36-hour HackMIT competition at MIT’s Johnson Athletic Center in Cambridge.

Students joust for MIT hacking title

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s first HackMIT, a 36-hour event, yielded some ingenious — and wacky — creations.


Jennifer Graham

// ‘Free’ comes with a price

For better or worse, we’re already down the slope to where everything’s free, and the land of the free is necessarily the home of the brave.


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Finding drug-free techniques to treat chronic pain

Nearly half of all Americans contend with chronic back pain, headaches, or joint discomfort, yet painkillers have recently come under increased scrutiny for their health risks.