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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers designed a device to detect Ebola in 10 minutes by taking blood. GRAPHIC BY ERICA MAYBAUM/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

In race against time, new Ebola test works in minutes

The Ebola outbreak that grew rapidly last year has claimed 9,729 lives as of Saturday, according […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Local businessman Chad Ellis will open an indoor center this summer using a concept from Sweden called Boda Borg, an obstacle course and puzzle-solving challenge. PHOTO COURTESY OF BODA BORG

Swedish “questing” company Boda Borg sweeps to western shore

If you’ve ever wanted to experience a video game in real life, your chance is approaching. […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 1 comment · Features, InBusiness
Filipino-American actor Dante Basco speaks at Boston University Friday about Asians in the media. PHOTO BY ALEX MASSET/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Basco talk reveals prejudice but progress in Asian-American Hollywood

The Boston University Filipino Student Association hosted Dante Basco as their guest lecturer on Friday, opening […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Thync, founded by Isy Goldwasser (right) and Jamie Tyler, created a device to tune its wearer's mood with electric shocks. PHOTO COURTESY OF THYNC

Boston tech company Thync zaps life into R&D transparency

Hiding the inner workings of a developing product is often common practice within the world of […]

by · March 5, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Larry Tish and Ron Jones perform in "The Black-Jew Dialogues," a touring play hosted by Boston Univesity Hillel and Umoja Monday at the College of Arts and Sciences. PHOTO COURTESY OF LARRY TISH

“Black-Jew Dialogues” connects communities through grannies, puppets

What better way to forge connections between two American minorities than through two men dressed up […]

by · March 4, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Boston University assistant professor Darren Roblyer designed a probe to monitor tumor development and adapt drug selection for fighting cancer. PHOTO COURTESY OF DARREN ROBLYER

New device promises adapted cancer treatments as unique as patients

Cancer claimed 584,881 lives in 2013, making it the second leading cause of death in the […]

by · March 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Ava Gaudet will star in Queen Boudicca: A Metal Opera Saturday at the Berklee Performance Center. PHOTO COURTESY OF AVA GAUDET

Berklee’s heavy metal opera swaps tux tails for death wails

For the first time in centuries, the Celtic Carnyx War trumpet will sound from the stage […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 2 comments · Features, Muse
Oh Malô performed for The Takeover: 2nd Edition at the House of Blues Thursday night. PHOTO COURTESY OF FRITZ ROSS PRODUCTIONS

REVIEW: Local acts’ energy overtakes “Takeover”

You know that warm, fuzzy feeling that you get when you see a band that completely […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Will Smith (right) and Margot Robbie star as Nicky and Jess in “Focus,” released Friday. PHOTO FROM WARNER BROS. PICTURES

REVIEW: Tricky “Focus” too heavy on cons

A lecherous drunk at a hotel bar relentlessly goes after a beautiful blonde woman. She escapes […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Olivia Wilde (left) and Donald Glover star as Zoe and Niko in "The Lazarus Effect," released Friday. PHOTO FROM BACK TO LIFE PRODUCTIONS, LLC

REVIEW: Fresh premise can’t revive trope-heavy “Lazarus Effect”

Scientists discovered a way to make a baby the biological child of three parents. We can […]

by · February 27, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse