The Best of The Boston Globe
10+ most popular The Boston Globe articles, as voted by our community.
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New faculty-led organization at Harvard will defend academic freedom
The new Council on Academic Freedom at Harvard is devoted to free inquiry, intellectual diversity, and civil discourse. Leaders are diverse in politics, demographics, disciplines, and opinions, but…
The Boston Globe on Basic Income
Robots will take your job
Even the White House says the machines are coming, so let’s give humans a universal basic income.
The Boston Globe on History
In 1848, an enslaved couple fled to Boston in one of history’s most daring escapes
Risking their lives for liberty and for love, Ellen and William Craft devised a bold plan: They’d don disguises — she as a white man — and embark on the perilous journey north.
The Boston Globe on Mental Health
Confronting the teen mental health crisis, one anonymous post at a time
Sophie Nystuen of Brookline offers a safe, therapeutic space on the Internet where teens can express themselves and unload their feelings and stress.
The Boston Globe on Robotics
Now that science fiction is reality, it’s time for new laws of robotics
Eighty years ago, Isaac Asimov dreamed up three rules to ensure machines would serve humanity. It’s a framework that has shaped decades of debates about AI ethics, but it needs an update. Here are…
The Boston Globe on Sports
A secret plan, a bombshell lawsuit, and a soccer match: Inside Tom Brady’s un-retirement
If Brady had his way, he would have been running — and potentially quarterbacking — a Patriots division rival. Instead, a series of unforeseen events led him back to Tampa.
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I just learned I only have months to live. This is what I want to say
I’ve been a journalist for more than 60 years. So after doctors delivered the news, I sat down to do what came naturally, if painfully: Write this story.
«All of us who, like me, are blessed with a pause before death, spend some time reliving the better moments»
A math problem stumped experts for 50 years. This grad student from Maine solved it in days
“That’s ridiculous,” Lisa Piccirillo thought when she first learned about the Conway knot problem. “We should be able to do that.”
They fell in love at Fenway Park. After a terminal diagnosis, they came home
Kelsie Snow's husband, Chris, a Melrose native and former Red Sox beat writer, was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. Last month, the family returned home in a triumphant celebration.
Dying of a disease I never knew existed
By this time next year, if the medical forecasts are correct, I will probably be dead, another casualty of a fatal illness that most people have never heard of: idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Boston. Racism. Image. Reality: The Spotlight team takes on our hardest question
The Globe’s Spotlight Team confronts one of Boston’s most vexing issues — racism — in a seven-part series that examines the city’s pervasive and persistent national image as a place unwelcoming to…
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