Category: Boston

The Delta Variant in Schools: What to Know

Schools Classrooms are opening their doors to a different pandemic. Here is how to think about risk. Much remains unknown about the variant, including whether it affects children more seriously than earlier forms of the virus. Sergio Flores / The New York Times By Emily Anthes, New York Times Service August 3, 2021 Last week,…

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Video Friday: Android Printing

Looking to such specialized nervous systems as a model for artificial intelligence may prove just as valuable, if not more so, than studying the human brain. Consider the brains of those ants in your pantry. Each has some 250,000 neurons. Larger insects have closer to 1 million. In my research at Sandia National Laboratories in…

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Vaccine Mandates Are as American as Apple Pie

If you support mandatory vaccination to fight Covid-19, you are in good company. The first vaccine mandate in American history came from none other than George Washington at the height of the American Revolution. America’s struggle for independence coincided with a major smallpox epidemic that raged through North America in the 1770s and 1780s, and…

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Justice Department: Republican Politician Rep. Mo Brooks might be taken legal action against over Jan. 6 speech to Trump advocates

National The Justice Department decided he went too far. During a speech at the Jan. 6 rally, Rep. Mo Brooks told the crowd to “start taking down names and kicking ass.” Eric Lee / Bloomberg By Devlin Barrett and Rachel Weiner, Washington Post July 28, 2021 WASHINGTON – A Republican congressman’s Jan. 6 speech ahead…

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IT Leaders Count On Weak Security Protocols Regardless Of Extraordinary Boost in Phishing Dangers to Remote Workers

Inconsistency Exists Between Increase in Threat Surface and Employee Preparedness BOSTON, July 27, 2021 — A new survey of enterprise IT security leaders showed an overwhelming majority–almost 80 percent–believe remote workers are at more risk for phishing attacks now because they’re isolated from their organisations’ security teams. Despite the significant threat increase, more than 59…

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Return to Workplace Hits a Snag: Young Resisters

Business A generation gap has emerged between them and colleagues who value the workplace over the advantages of remote work. Bridging it may require flexibility. David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe, File By Nelson D. Schwartz and Coral Murphy Marcos, New York Times Service updated on July 26, 2021 David Gross, an executive at…

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California’s largest fire burns homes as blazes swelter West

National The massive Dixie Fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it combined with the Fly Fire and tore through the tiny Northern California community of Indian Falls after dark Saturday. Flames from the Dixie Fire consume a home in the Indian Falls community of Plumas…

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End of an Era: Sportsnet Cancels Blue Jays Radio

by mike in boston / @mikeinboston / email The legacy left behind by Tom Cheek and Jerry Howarth will be on pause in 2021, and its future is not looking very bright. On Friday Sportsnet announced that the Blue Jays would not have a dedicated radio broadcast for the coming season, relying instead on the…

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The lure of H Mart is abundance

Business The huge grocery chain and other megastores like it have revolutionized the way many Asian Americans shop and eat. Shoppers browse the extensive seafood section at an H Mart location in Little Ferry, New Jersey, April 14, 2021. Lanna Apisukh / The New York Times NEW YORK — At the H Mart on Broadway…

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Required to Know: Bruins at Capitals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bruins are gearing up for the postseason – and on Tuesday night, that means many of the club’s regulars will be sitting out the regular-season finale against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena. With nothing on the line in the standings after clinching the third seed in the East Division…

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Western Illinois, Year 38, 2044-2045

Welcome back to our simulated dynasty with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in College Hoops 2K8. You can find a full explanation of this project + spoiler-free links to previous seasons here. Check out the introduction to this series from early April for full context. As a reminder, we simulate every game in this series and…

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