MIT sets up bitcoin research, development

MIT hopes to help the sprawling bitcoin project shed its chaotic past and emerge as a more versatile platform.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/24/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/2015-05-24T140745Z_2072996587_TM3EB5O0RGS01_RTRMADP_3_PEOPLE-NASH-1351--90x90.jpg John Nash, Nobel prize winner, dies in crash

Nash, a former MIT instructor and the subject of the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died Saturday, along with his wife, in a crash in N.J.

7-year-old boy shot in Dorchester

The Brockton boy, who was in Dorchester visiting relatives, was shot while riding his bicycle on Sunday.

Iraqi forces lack ‘will to fight,’ defense chief says

Defense secretary Ash Carter’s harsh assessment came after Islamic State forces captured the Iraqi city of Ramadi.

The boy who burned inside

There was no one to protect Marco Flores, and, just 9 when it started, he couldn’t protect himself. But then one day he realized that others he loved were in danger, and that it was up to him to end it.

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 24: Pablo Munoz, organizer of the

Fans gather in Foxborough to support Tom Brady

Patriots fans waved signs, chanted, and wore number 12 jerseys at a rally for Tom Brady at Gillette Stadium.

KW Architects

New ‘cottage’ at Maine compound for Jeb Bush

The 3,000-square-foot vacation home could be a reminder of the complications facing Bush’s presumed presidential campaign.

Low-level earthquake hits N.H.; no injuries reported

The epicenter of the earthquake was approximately 6 miles northwest of Concord.

Facebook-themed art at the company’s Kendall Square office.

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What’s next for Kendall Square?

The past five years have seen brand-name companies set up shop in the square, hiring thousands of people in the process.

Boston, Massachusetts -- 5/24/2015-- Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli (R) celebrates with Rusney Castillo (C) and Xander Bogaerts after hitting a two run home run against the LA Angels during the second inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts May 24, 2015. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff Topic: RedSox-Angels Reporter:

Red Sox 6, Angels 1

Mike Napoli's power surge continues as Red Sox win again

The Red Sox first baseman had a two-run homer and a two-run double to lead Sunday's victory.

FILE - In this May 25, 1965, file photo, heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali stands over fallen challenger Sonny Liston, shouting and gesturing shortly after dropping Liston with a short hard right to the jaw in the first round of their title fight in Lewiston, Maine. The bout produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports’ most iconic moments. (AP Photo/John Rooney, File)

'Phantom Punch' bout was Boston's phantom fight

The famous fight 50 years ago was originally scheduled to be held in Boston. Author Rob Sneddon explains why it was moved.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/povertycomp-4401.jpg Four stories of escaping poverty in Boston

Finding a way to move up and out was daunting, but acquiring skills helped make it work for these four people.

This artist's rendering provided by Carson2gether shows the exterior of a newly revised plan for a proposed stadium that would house both the Chargers and the Raiders NFL football teams.

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BEN VOLIN I Sunday FOOTBALL NOTES

NFL teams battle it out for Los Angeles

The return of the NFL to LA — possibly as soon as the 2016 season — is a foregone conclusion.

Jim James of My Morning Jacket performing Saturday at Boston Calling.

Review

Pleasant surprises, a variety of styles at Saturday’s Boston Calling

My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Ben Harper, and Run the Jewels were among the highlights at Boston Calling on Saturday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/05/22/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/ronda9jpg-7096--90x90.jpg UFC star Ronda Rousey is taking the world by storm

The undefeated champ is a charming, trash-talking MMA fighter, a sex symbol, actress, and author. Everyone wants a piece of her.

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Making sure Dad is OK

Our solution for keeping tabs on our widowed father has had unexpected benefits.

The Big Picture

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Oil spill in California

The governor declared a state of emergency after about 105,000 gallons of oil were spilled, affecting nine miles of the scenic coast.