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August 27, 2019
A balance has to be struck between the landscape and better connectivity, the digital secretary says.
August 27, 2019
William Newman developed, in 1975, one of the first interactive programs for producing illustrations and drawings
By Ian Randall
August 16, 2019
Researchers from the University of Cambridge found that prehistoric settlers living in the freshwater marshes of The Fens were infected by intestinal worms.
Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician who lived in the first half of the 19th century. (She was also the daughter of the poet...By Flynn Coleman
July 11, 2019
The first thing you should know about 79 Fresh Pond Parkway in Cambridge is that it's not orange. Officially dubbed as "Atomic Tangerine," the home's distinctive facade is one part quirky to nine parts endearing. And once you step behind the tall trees and privacy fence, you'll be swept away by the home's impressive woodwork [...]
July 8, 2019
The robot has successfully picked thousands of iceberg lettuces in field trials, say scientists.
June 29, 2019
Google announced Thursday it will provide its Maps users with current data to monitor delays for buses in hundreds of cities worldwide. The tech giant rolled out the new Google Maps features Thursday, saying the new updates to its iOS and Android app will provide commuters with delay and crowdedness predictions on trains and buses. [...]
June 25, 2019
Two Cambridge lawmakers are pushing a social justice pot plan that would bar anyone who isn't an "economic empowerment" or "social equity" applicant from opening a recreational marijuana shop in their city for the next two years. The proposed amendment to a Cambridge city ordinance is drawing fire from the city's existing medical pot shops [...]
Sean Philip Cotter, Taylor Pettaway
June 23, 2019
A massive crowd turned out for the grand opening of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, where the mayor claims the most expensive private construction project in the state's history will transform his hardscrabble city into a paradise. "When you drive through Everett, you'll no longer smell gas and sulfur and oils, but you'll [...]
June 15, 2019
A better way to edit DNA and a Russian scientist announces plans to make more designer babies
June 1, 2019
Where most buyers would have to "settle" for either Harvard, Inman or Central Square in Cambridge, the lucky new owners of 31 Maple Ave., won't. Optimally located between Cambridge's, well, most central squares, the three-family property is an architecturally and historically significant home and anchors the Maple Avenue National Register Historic District. Now on the [...]
May 15, 2019
In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature.
April 30, 2019
Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, welcomed the announcement today that Toyota plans to produce a new compact luxury SUV at its Cambridge plant. The auto industry is getting the message loud and clear -- Ontario is open for business and open for jobs, said Smith. Our government's ongoing actions to cut red tape and lower business costs are putting Ontario back at the top of the list for automotive investment. Starting in 2022, Toyota will begin to pr...
April 5, 2019
A Nobel Prize winner, he was a central player in the golden age of molecular biology, beginning with the discovery of the structure of DNA.
March 30, 2019
So you want to have access to great parks and amenities, not have to park your car on the street, and also have lots of space for your family to spread out. And it needs to be in Cambridge, near public transportation and Routes 2 and 3. Sounds too good to be real? It's not,
February 14, 2019
Tech giant Google has confirmed plans it will expand its Cambridge footprint by occupying a new Kendall Square office tower. Google said Wednesday it signed a long-term lease with office developer Boston Properties for a 16-story tower to be built at 325 Main St. that will soon undergo construction. The company said it will occupy
January 9, 2019
Facebook has relocated its local office and will hire more than 400 employees in the upcoming years. The social media giant ventured into the Boston-area in 2013, opening its first location in Cambridge that year. Since then, the company has grown to more than 200 employees. Facebook announced plans to relocate its Facebook Boston office
January 5, 2019
Cambridge residents are pretty attached to their squares. Everyone has an opinion about their favorite -- the one with the best places to eat, or the most interesting neighborhood characters. But what if you could live near... all of them? With the single-family home at 9 Oakland St. in Cambridge, you can have your square
January 2, 2019
A pioneer of computer science for work combining statistics and linguistics, and an advocate for women in the field.
November 30, 2018
Unions criticise the increase, calling it a "kick in the teeth" for passengers.