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In "Still Alice," released Jan. 16, Julianne Moore (left) stars as a patient with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. PHOTO BY JOJO WHILDEN/SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

REVIEW: In “Still Alice”, love tries hard to conquer all

A person can be visually impaired yet still clearly hear birds singing in the morning. Another […]

by · January 23, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Boston Calling announced its line-up this week for the music festival in May by hiding records in the city for fans to find, part of a pattern of festivals using unique marketing schemes. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Vinyls and Virals: Music festival marketers put fans to work

Instead of peeling through candy wrappers looking for a golden ticket on Jan. 13, Boston music […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Boston Mayor Martin Walsh speaks at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in October. StartHub, a new service for start-up businesses, was highlighted by Walsh in the State of the City address on Jan. 13. PHOTO BY EVAN JONES/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

StartHub initiative promotes start-up innovation

Just as its residents resolve to lay off fast food and turn off Netflix, Boston itself […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Men attempt to stop Kathrine Switzer as she runs the 1967 Boston Marathon as the first woman to compete as a participant with a number, inspiring the name of her new activewear brand, 261 Fearless Collection. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHRINE SWITZER/AP FILE

Groundbreaking marathoner Kathrine Switzer dresses to progress

Writing about marathon running, Haruki Murakami coined this adage: “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Kathrine […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
New app trend promises technology intervention

New app trend promises technology intervention

The first step is admitting there’s a problem: smartphones are addictive. Seventy-seven percent of millennials (adults […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Boston University a cappella group Chordially Yours performs in Downtown Disney in January. PHOTO COURTESY OF DISNEY

Chordially Yours makes magic at Disney World, plans happy-ever-after

Dreams really do come true at Disney. During winter break, members of Boston University a cappella […]

by · January 21, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
A computer-generated model shows how a device, developed this month by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, allows them to view and observe immune cells. PHOTO COURTESY OF BURAK DURA

Microfluidic devices lead to improved research in cell interaction

The adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a familiar one. “Vitamin C […]

by · January 20, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Blueberry pie doughnuts sit on display inside Mei Mei as part of a Stacked Donuts pop-up at the restaurant in April. PHOTO BY BROOKE JACKSON-GLIDDEN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Muse picks for best arts and culture of 2014

Best New Boston Bite: 2014, year of the fancy doughnut Brooke Jackson-Glidden While San Francisco is […]

In 2014, Boston University researchers have made innovations in everything from combatting global warming to securing wireless information. GRAPHIC BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Protecting ‘The Cloud’ and the Earth: A 2014 review of science at BU

“Eureka!” might serve as a proper summary for Boston University’s scientific community in 2014. But given […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Harvard University students Mazin Elfakhani and Hikari Senju have developed a tutoring app called Quickhelp for students and Quickteach for tutors that allows students to request help in any subject and helps to replace tutoring scheduling systems of universities. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ERIN BILLINGS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tutoring apps offer quick, inexpensive resource for students

In this day and age, smartphones are capable of summoning a ride home, a delivery of […]

by · December 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight