ISIS may have chemical weapons

Max Abrahms, a pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity who studies coun­tert­er­rorism, told The Huff­in­gton Post chem­ical weapons may help ISIS enforce com­pli­ance among com­mu­ni­ties like the Syrian Kurds, and scare rival […]

Map: Where Ebola is likely to go next

Ebola already reached the US when a patient was diag­nosed in Texas on Sep­tember 30. But where is the dis­ease likely to go next? A map from MOBS Lab and […]

The Providence Phoenix, 1979–2014

As you may have already heard, The Prov­i­dence Phoenix is shut­ting down, about a year and a half after The Boston Phoenix­closed its doors. Ted Nesi of WPRI covers it […]

Who is Carl Icahn and what does he do?

Icahn has been fighting for decades. “Oh, gee, he goes way back,” says Donald Mar­gotta, asso­ciate pro­fessor of finance at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. In the 1980s, Icahn was known not as an […]

Economists see labor shortage as workers retire

Rising poverty and income inequality pose major chal­lenges for Mass­a­chu­setts, according to the fore­cast. The state is home to a vibrant tech­nology sector, boasting the highest edu­ca­tional attain­ment levels in […]