What Tsarnaev deserves

Now the real Boston Marathon trial can begin. A fed­eral jury’s deci­sion to con­vict Dzhokhar Tsar­naev of 30 charges related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bomb­ings was the most anti­cli­mactic of […]

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Fighting cancer and Ebola with nanoparticles

In med­i­cine, finding a sub­stance that attacks can­cerous tumors without destroying the healthy tissue around it has long been the Holy Grail. From tar­geted reme­dies such as mon­o­clonal anti­bodies to surgery, […]

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Give the unemployed a second chance

With three unem­ployed workers for every job opening, employers can be selec­tive. In star­tling research, Rand Ghayad, a labor econ­o­mist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, found that prospec­tive employers con­sis­tently threw out […]

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My business accepts Bitcoins

The five-​​​​year-​​​​old dig­ital cur­rency is increas­ingly being adopted by brick-​​​​and mortar busi­nesses, including den­tists, pet bou­tiques — even a small honey busi­ness in Utah. In 2012, about 1,000 busi­nesses used BitPay, […]

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What I’m reading: India’s health care lessons

Writing in the Har­vard Busi­ness Review and the Wash­ington Post, two U.S. busi­ness pro­fes­sors, Vijay Govin­darajan from Dart­mouth and Ravi Ramam­murti from North­eastern Uni­ver­sity tell the story of how Indian hos­pi­tals deliver better […]

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Michael Dukakis Fast Facts

November 8, 1988 - Loses the elec­tion to Bush by roughly seven mil­lion votes, earning 111 elec­toral votes in the Elec­toral Col­lege to Bush’s 426. 1991-​​​​present - Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Polit­ical Sci­ence at Northeastern […]

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