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BU researchers find a happy ending: Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

Once upon a time. It is an exposition as classic as storybooks themselves. From fairytale collections to choose-your-own-adventure series, storybooks have been used for decades as means of conveying morals to young children: Be kind. Eat your vegetables. It is OK to be scared. Don’t take too much from a tree. Adaptation through natural selection […]

Bitcoin: Bubble or Brilliant? Professionals split on future of digital currency

Five years ago, an enigmatic digital currency was introduced to global markets. Since its inception, it has been met with controversy, but it continues to cultivate a loyal following and grow in both popularity and visibility. What currency is it? Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital currency that operates on an open source peer-to-peer payment system […]

Liam Neeson flops in Non-Stop

Liam Neeson’s most recent effort in the once-Oscar-winner-turned-action-hero’s series of gruff federal agent movies, Non-Stop, is quite the failed experiment. The promising airplane thriller unfortunately proved to be an unintentionally campy, often embarrassingly funny shamble of a film with a most ridiculous plot and the most laughable dialogue. Neeson plays Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks […]

Lone Star Taco Bar serves up authenticity at Chipotle prices

It’s not easy to find decent Mexican food in Boston, but if you’re determined to find it you’ll need to look farther than Anna’s Taqueria. I’m sorry, Anna’s. I don’t care how many people rave about you on Yelp: When you slap a whole square slice of cheddar cheese on my burrito, it’s hard for […]

Class is in session: ScHoolboy Q masters his sound

After the critical and commercial success of Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 effort good kid, m.A.A.d city, all eyes within the industry have fallen on Top Dawg Entertainment’s other artists, particularly Lamar’s well-known West Coast collective Black Hippy. To the uninitiated, the group features four members: Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. Each of these artists has […]