These three images by Kael Greco and Veronica Hannan, finalists in MIT's visualization challenge, depict relative taxi demand and supply (top two images) and how neighborhoods are connected by taxi use.
Visualizing taxi flow
Auto insurance rates bounce back up
Despite the increase in premiums, the state says deregulation still brings benefits.
Heroin deaths shock, mobilize Scituate families
Officials fear more fatalities before the region’s drug crisis abates.
Singular sensations at Newport Folk Festival
This year’s installment sold out before the lineup was even announced, drawing 10,000 fans each day.
Should you take probiotics to lower high blood pressure?
A new review of nine clinical trials published last Monday in the journal Hypertension that found taking probiotics led to moderate reductions in high blood pressure certainly looks promising, but the research has caveats.
FDA warns against dangers of caffeine powder
Consumers should avoid buying pure caffeine powder — sold online and in health food stores as a performance enhancing supplement — advised the US Food and Drug Administration in a safety alert posted last week.
Infertility treatments shouldn’t be covered for fertile gay or single women, Boston ethicist argues
Should women be denied coverage for infertility treatments if they’re fertile but have no partner to mate with because they’re single or gay? A proposal to do just that was published in a well-respected medical journal, pitched by a doctoral student in theological ethics at Boston College.
Farewell to the routine pelvic exam?
A doctor doesn’t mourn the demise of the routine pelvic exam specifically since the American College of Physicians recommended doctors stop performing them, but does feel a growing melancholy about the decline in regard for the physical exam in general.
Shift work may increase risk for type 2 diabetes
Shift workers, especially those who work rotating shifts, are at increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.
Health Answers: What is ‘Little League shoulder’?
Q: What is “little league shoulder” and how is it treated?
Family of five found dead in Maine apartment
It was not immediately clear how the family was killed, authorities said.
Man attacked with samurai sword
A 28-year-old man attacked a 39-year-old man with a samurai sword early Sunday morning, seriously injuring him, Bourne police said in a statement.
Hanover man dies in rollover crash on Route 3
A 31-year-old Hanover man died early Sunday morning from injuries sustained after his SUV rolled over in Hingham, according to State Police.
Los Lobos, Soul Rebels rev up Summer Arts Weekend
The lineup in Copley Square was divergent, but strong, and provided plenty to keep the crowd happy.
Andrew Miller isn’t worrying about trade possibilities
The fireballing lefthander has been among the best relievers in the game the last two years.
Andrew Miller, Red Sox bullpen close door on Rays
Miller’s shutdown job in the seventh inning was part of the 3⅔ clean innings the bullpen weaved together.
Tom Glavine’s road to Cooperstown began in Billerica
The pitching great saluted his hometown during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Tavon Wilson worked on mental focus, communication in offseason
Wilson is gunning for a shot at the second starting safety spot.
James Develin adds versatility to Patriots’ backfield
Develin said he doesn’t want to get complacent during training camp.
Sunday’s Patriots practice report: Backups, rookies get more reps
The fourth day of practice was cut short 30 minutes due to a rainstorm.