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Google Vice President Vint Cerf said at a meeting Friday that stored data may be lost as technology becomes obsolete. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY NIKKI GITTER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

‘Digital Dark Age’ threatens to swallow civilization’s bytes, expert warns

The Dark Age usually conjures thoughts of Western Europe during the Middle Ages: fumbling, stagnant, lost, […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Reggae group The Expendables will perform at Paradise Rock Club on Feb. 22. PHOTO COURTESY OF SLY VEGAS

INTERVIEW: The Expendables’ Bianchi wants less snow, more surf

The Expendables’ Winter Blackout Tour could not be more aptly named. In the midst of record-breaking […]

by · February 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
"Sex-Ed at Hogwarts,” a seminar as part of Boston University Wellness and Prevention Services' Frisky February, will imagine sexual education inside the curriculum of the famed school of wizardry on Feb. 26 in the College of Arts and Sciences. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARCELLE LOUBACK/FLICKR

“Sex-Ed at Hogwarts” gives insight into students’ chambers of secrets

If you’ve ever wondered why Harry, Ron and Hermione never had to endure awkward but necessary […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Tyler Adams, a Boston University School of Management graduate, competed in “The Amazing Race,” which will premiere Feb. 25. PHOTO COURTESY OF TYLER ADAMS

SMG alum talks teamwork in running “The Amazing Race”

When Tyler Adams, a 2010 graduate of the Boston University School of Management, signed up for […]

by · February 18, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
The National Academy of Sciences called for further investment in geoengineering in a report released Feb. 10. GRAPHIC BY SAMANTHA GROSS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Geoengineering solutions full of hot air, experts warn

At a rate of 0.12 inches per year since 1992, the sea is rising, according to […]

by · February 17, 2015 · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in “50 Shades of Grey,” released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF FOCUS FEATURES

REVIEW: “Fifty Shades” whips up more laughs than lust

It’s a touchy subject but conclusive all the same. This Valentine’s Day’s spotlight film, “Fifty Shades […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Colin Firth stars as Harry Hart (left), a spy who helps Eggsy, played by Taron Egerton, apply for Kingsman, a top-secret independent intelligence organization in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION

REVIEW: “Kingsman” offers bloody, but bloody good, thrills

Just over halfway through Matthew Vaughn’s new spy thriller, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Academy Award-winner and […]

by · February 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The RadioShack on Commonwealth Avenue is one of 1,784 stores the company will be closing. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Death of a Sales Floor: RadioShack faces bankruptcy, 1,784 closures

In 1921, RadioShack first opened its doors in downtown Boston, serving radio operators of Boston Harbor […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Kevin Costner stars as Coach Jim White in “McFarland, USA” which will be released Feb. 20. PHOTO COURTESY OF WALT DISNEY STUDIOS

INTERVIEW: Approaching coaching in “McFarland, USA”

The film “McFarland, USA” tells the true story of track coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The United Kingdom’s House of Commons voted on Feb. 3 to allow research on mitochondrial DNA replacement therapy that will replace mutated mitochondria from a mother’s egg cell with that of healthy donor. GRAPHIC BY ERICA MAYBAUM AND SHIVANI PATEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

To treat mitochondrial disease, mothers know best

If having a child meant hurting them, how far would people go to fix it? Science […]

by · February 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features