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NEIGHBORHOOD WALKS AGAINST VIOLENCE

  Series of Walks with Boston Police, Community Leaders and Members Being Held Throughout Neighborhoods BOSTON ­- Monday, August 24, 2015 - The Mayor's Office of Public Safety is encouraging community members to join local leaders, Boston Police and other advocates in a series of neighborhood walks to engage with…
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Extreme Storms

Atmospheric scientist tracks climate change’s effects on extreme storms. Several winters back, while shoveling out his driveway after a particularly heavy snowstorm, Paul O’Gorman couldn’t help but wonder: How is climate change affecting the Boston region’s biggest snow events? The question wasn’t an idle one for O’Gorman: For the past…
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New White House drug program to help combat ‘national crisis’

Photo from iStock A missing link in the coun­try­wide fight against the rise of heroin abuse is intel­li­gence sharing between law enforce­ment and public health offi­cials, according to North­eastern Uni­ver­sity drug policy expert Leo Beletsky. To close that link, the White House on Monday announced a new pro­gram that will…
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Baker Challenges Walsh to ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Boston Police, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker participate in The Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS research. Boston Mayor Walsh accepted  Governor Charlie Baker’s Ice Bucket Challenge and asked supporters to stand with him. Walsh stated, "In Boston, we stand up and meet our challenges head-on.…
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MIT: Cancer Research Discoveries

Bogdan Fedeles (right), a research associate in the MIT Department of Biological Engineering and lead author on a new paper on the link between chronic inflammation and cancer, examines a DNA model with professor John Essigmann, who led the current research. Photo: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT Cambridge, MA: Chronic inflammation caused by disease…
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MIT: A small, modular, efficient fusion plant

A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor. Thanks to powerful new magnet technology, the much smaller, less-expensive ARC reactor would deliver the same power output as a much larger reactor. Illustration courtesy of the MIT ARC team. New design could finally help to bring the long-sought power source closer to…
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Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

Boston, MA: Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a…
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