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ABC backs off Osama's sister's brain?

The bizarre-yet-irresistable story about the FBI taking DNA samples from Osama's sister's brain spread itself across the Internet today. Most accounts source the story to...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  May 02, 2011

Osama's sister's brain: the Boston Connection

When Osama bin Laden was shot dead by Navy SEALs, US operatives had bin Laden family DNA samples ready to match against the corpse. Where...
By S.I. Rosenbaum  |  May 02, 2011

So you thought you were special

Reading Hannah Holmes's work is enlightening and entertaining — even when it's at its most depressing.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 18, 2011

Unlocking knowledge

Back in 2000, when Google was two years old and the all-for-naught panic over a worldwide Y2K meltdown had subsided, the MIT faculty had to answer two questions: how is the Internet going to change education? And what are we going to do about it?
From OpenCourseWare to co-ops, area schools are taking their learning outside the classroom
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  January 14, 2011

To Dark Stars by Hard Ways: Alien screenwriter Dan O'Bannon dead at 63

Today we mourn the loss of genius screenwriter Dan O'Bannon, who died Thursday in Santa Monica at age 63. Best known for writing the screenplay...
By webteam  |  December 19, 2009
VIDEO: Boston's Easter-Day Zombie March

VIDEO: Boston's Easter-Day Zombie March


As promised, we've got full coverage of Boston's Easter Zombie Weekend mayhem. As soon as our cameraman recovers from his wounds we'll have video of Saturday night's zombie-burlesque pageant, "Feast of Flesh VIII." And there's still time to make tonight's lecture on Zombie psychology at the Coolidge (if you miss it, we'll have a podcast available in a few days). In the meantime, we've got some first-hand reportage on the Zombie infestation that threatened Davis Square and Harvard Square yesterday afternoon. Click above for the full slideshow. By Carly Carioli  |  April 13, 2009