Category: Boston

Report: Blacks in Boston disproportionately face eviction

The Latest on protests over racial inequality (all times local):6:20 p.m.JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislators have voted to raucous cheers and applause to remove a Confederate battle emblem from their state flag. Mississippi’s House and Senate took historic votes Sunday to retire the flag adopted in 1894. It’s the last state flag that included a…

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How One Boston Hospital Built a Covid-19 Forecasting System

Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. The Covid-19 pandemic created an unprecedented strain on healthcare systems across the globe. Beyond the clinical, financial, and emotional impact of this crisis, the logistical implications…

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Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year historyBy JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports WriterMay 29, 2020, 12:20 AM4 min readBOSTON — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run…

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Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network

In the summer of 2013, I spent my days sifting through the most extensive archive of top-secret files that had ever reached the hands of an American journalist. In a spectacular act of transgression against the National Security Agency, where he worked as a contractor, Edward Snowden had transmitted tens of thousands of classified documents…

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Demonstrations That Changed the Course of American History

Photo: Getty ImagesWith protests taking place in at least 140 cities over the last week sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, we thought it was time to look at other demonstrations and riots throughout American history. And given the potential risks to personal safety—not to mention large gatherings in the…

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A robot sheepdog? ‘No one wants this,’ says one shepherd

It’s certainly an arresting image: a four-legged robot trots across a grassy hillside, steering a herd of sheep without a human in sight. The apparently seamless fusion of the futuristic and the agrarian feels refreshing — even hopeful — at a time when so much progress relies upon the destruction of the natural world. But…

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158 new coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts; over 1,800 new cases in state – WCVB Boston

158 new coronavirus deaths in Massachusetts; over 1,800 new cases in state The Massachusetts Department of Public Health confirmed 158 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 4,004.The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 68,087 after 1,824 new cases were reported by state health officials on May 3.The…

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The best hotels in Boston

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Telemedicine Doesn’t Need Boston Dynamics’ Nightmare Robot Dog

Photo: Spot® robot image provided courtesy of Boston Dynamics, Inc.Right now, telemedicine could be key to keeping frontline healthcare workers safe. To that effect, plenty of robots have been deployed to help hospitals remotely monitor patients, disinfect surfaces, make deliveries, and bring food to quarantined people. Now, Boston Dynamics is jumping on this bandwagon with…

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