NOAA considers major upgrades in Woods Hole

With labs built during the Kennedy administration, the Northeast Fisheries Science Center is seeking a major overhaul.

A scholar says this piece at the MFA is a work of Renaissance artist Donatello.

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Is that a Donatello in the MFA?s basement?

An art scholar says he is ?100 percent? that a gilded wood carving in the MFA?s collection is by the Renaissance master.

// National split over Garland roils N.H. Senate race

The talking points in the New Hampshire Senate race are identical to those in Washington, with some local garnishments.

// A pattern of profit and subpar care at Mass. nursing homes

A Globe investigation shows for-profit nursing homes often are cited for more health and safety problems than nonprofit homes.

Twins Wendy and Mary Wu from China who are students in a math class at The Newman School in the Back Bay.

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At private schools, a surge of Chinese students

Chinese students are flocking to New England?s private schools.

Kevin Cullen

// Police, fire hiring bill puts patronage before vets

Buried in a municipal modernization bill is a section that veterans see as a backdoor kick in the pants.

// Syrian troops drive IS out of historic Palmyra

Government forces backed by Russian airstrikes have driven Islamic State fighters from the historic central town of Palmyra, held by the extremists since May.

Woman killed in Duxbury crash

A woman was killed after she crashed into a tree in Duxbury Saturday evening, Police said.

03/29/2014 BOSTON, MA A girl on the 57 bus checks her makeup at 2:20 a.m. at Kenmore Station (cq) during the first night of the MBTA's late night service extension from 1:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

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starts & stops

The MBTA?s few very-early-bird specials

Why does the MBTA have some early-morning trips that start well before most other buses and subway trains?

MADISON, WI - MARCH 26: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at a campaign rally at the Alliant Energy Center on March 26, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. Voters in Wisconsin go to the polls April 5th for the state's primary. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sanders wins 3 states; Clinton retains big delegate lead

Bernie Sanders says he expects to close the delegate gap with Hillary Clinton as the race moves to the more liberal Northeastern states.

Ideas | Amy Crawford

// Amy Crawford: All this and more, made possible by vast landfills

The American way of life is made possible by the thoughtless generation of large amounts of garbage.

Opinion | Mike Ross

// How Boston puts new businesses on ice

A vegan ice cream shop tested the limits of the takeout permit process.

The Blue Line at the newly renovated Government Center T station.

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Yvonne Abraham

Dreaming small comes with a cost

Why don?t we aim this high all the time? The new Government Center T station is a thing of beauty.

//[1].jpg Children hunt for eggs that beep at Perkins School

More than 200 people gathered Saturday morning in the playground at the Perkins lower campus.

celtics 102, suns 99

// Celtics hold off Suns

Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points to lead Boston to its fourth straight win.

Globe investigations

//[1].jpg Key reports from Globe?s Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

The Boston Globe?s 2001-2002 investigation into sexual abuses by clergy in the Catholic Church resulted in more than 600 stories.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



// Building a tombstone for the digital grave

Dave Balter has raised $1.5 million in seed investment for Mylestoned, a startup that aims to build a more modern way to remember the dearly departed.



// Benedict and Francis are more Lennon-McCartney than Frazier-Ali

This isn?t a rivalry, but actually one of the more intriguing partnerships in recent Christian history.

Design New England

// Circular Sensation

In the latest issue of Design New England, a one-of-a-kind design combines aesthetics and functionality for harmonious living.