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The way robots should be

While Ray Kurzweil pursues the Nanotech Revolution, robotics researchers in Maine are chasing their own futuristic outcomes. Here’s what’s new on the local robot scene (didn’t know we had one of those, didja?).
Maine’s burgeoning automaton population
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 30, 2010
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Monkey Business

Craig Cook remembers when friends tried to draw him out of a deep depression — by offering to get him a monkey.
Boston's an academic city, even for capuchins who attend Brighton's Monkey College, where they are trained to be live-in lifesavers for the disabled
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 23, 2009
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Why Rhode Island is hurting

If the nation’s fiscal crisis confirms that Rhode Island isn’t alone in facing serious economic woes, the state doesn’t suffer from a lack of other challenges.  
Bad days are here, and there is little in the past to make the future seem hopeful
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 02, 2008
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George vs. George

President George W. Bush is the third man named George to hold the head office of our republic, after his father and George Washington.
Compare and contrast
By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 11, 2006
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Med school drug pushers

You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
How scientists are selling out to drug companies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 12, 2006