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Should Summer Vacation Be Shorter?

Would lengthening the school year — and shrinking the traditional 8- to 10-week summer vacation — improve students’ academic outcomes?

iPad Saturation: Have We Reached ‘Peak Tablet’?

Sometimes it seems like everyone who wants — or can afford — a tablet computer already has one. So where do things go from here?

Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ Makes It To The Big Screen Two Decades After Publication

The children’s author talks about the movie adaptation of her 1993 Newbery Medal-winning novel.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reflecting On The Life Of Executed New Hampshire Journalist Jim Foley

The U.S. government confirmed Wednesday that Foley was beheaded by militants in Syria.

‘The Vanishing Neighbor’: Do We Know Our Facebook Friends Better Than The Folks Next Door?

Half of all Americans in a recent survey said they didn’t know most of their neighbors at all — and a new book laments the implications of that.

Marlborough Company’s ‘Exoskeleton’ Lets Some Paraplegics Walk Again

Massachusetts-based ReWalk Robotics makes a motorized exoskeleton that allows some paraplegics to walk again.

Sports With Bill Littlefield: Little League Fever

Bill Littlefield sizes up the moving words from a Rhode Island Little League coach and the newly found fame of 13-year-old pitcher, Mo’ne Davis.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Local Police With Tear Gas Launchers: Overkill? Or Wise Precaution?

If your job were to go into a barricaded house to get an armed man, would you want body armor? Is this police militarization or just modernization?

MIT’s David Wilson On His Carbon Tax Proposal

MIT Professor Emeritus David Wilson is credited with coming up with one of the earliest prototypes for a carbon tax.

The Remembrance Project: Gerry Dumas

The latest in our series of stories on ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives.

The Art of Aging And Destruction

We profile costumer Jill Thibeau, whose job is to age and destroy clothing to fit the needs of a particular a character or scene in film and television.

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