Scientists detect gravitational waves, as Einstein predicted

The original documents related to Albert Einstein’s prediction of the existence of gravitational waves as seen in Jerusalem.

NASA/CALTECH via European Pressphoto Agency

Some scientists likened the breakthrough to the moment Galileo took up a telescope to look at the planets.

// BRA to revisit 44-story tower proposal for West End

The board is set to vote, again, on a controversial proposal for an apartment tower.

// Wellesley names its first African-American president

Dr. Paula Johnson, a professor at Harvard Medical School, will become the 14th president of the women’s college in July.

Campaign signs in Manchester, N.H., the day after the primary.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

In N.H., the primary circus has packed up and gone home

New Hampshire basks in the attention that comes with its first-in-the-nation contest every four years. And then — poof — it all disappears.

// Congressional Black Caucus PAC backs Hillary Clinton

The endorsement comes after Clinton lost to Senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary.


// Hey, Bill, exit left

Berating Bernie Sanders on Hillary Clinton’s behalf, as Bill Clinton also did in New Hampshire, doesn’t help his wife.

Innovation Economy

// Company brings farming to your living room

How much more of a locavore can you be than harvesting cherry tomatoes, herbs, and strawberries from your living room?

//[1]-5364.jpg Former Irish banker due in federal court in Boston Thursday

David K. Drumm is expected to ask the judge to release him to Ireland to face charges there.

// GE postpones first public event since move announcement

The company had hinted that more information about its move to Boston would come at a briefing in Boston on Feb. 18.

Parents sue nanny for wrongful death

The Cambridge couple allege in the lawsuit that Aisling Brady McCarthy is responsible for the death of their 1-year-old girl in 2013.

Angela Nuss at Olindy’s, a Quincy spot where the Braintree resident recently hosted a billiards parties for singles.

Justin Saglio for The Boston Globe

Where do all the single people live?

You won’t find many in wealthy suburbs, where three-car garages and one-acre zoning are de rigueur.

Shire CEO expects to keep Baxalta research center

Flemming Ornskov said an integration team has already begun meeting at the Cambridge site and at Shire’s US headquarters in Lexington.

// America’s Test Kitchen gets new TV chief after Kimball’s departure

Mary Mullaney has came on board as an executive producer to manage the firm’s TV shows as well as its other video productions.

// South Boston power plant to be sold, redeveloped

Exelon Corp. has put the old Boston Edison power plant up for sale, and likely for re-development.

The sun rose as a runner crossed a bridge in Charlestown.

Arctic weather to hit Greater Boston this weekend

Temperatures won’t break out of the 20s Thursday, and the holiday weekend could see record lows.

Lead declines in Boston-area water supply, but caution advised

One problem is lead service lines, the pipes that connect water mains to houses.

// A UFO coverup? Director of new film is a believer.

Keith Arem will present his new film “The Phoenix Incident” at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival on Thursday.


// Birds do it. Bees do it. Giant Pacific octopuses do it, too

Sixteen arms, 32,000 suckers, and six hearts: a naturalist witnesses a Valentine’s Day “blind date” between two octopuses.

Ground Game

// How Sanders, Trump won over New Hampshire primary voters

Their resounding victories Tuesday were the results of capturing the angry, impatient mood of an electorate ready to rebuke establishment politics.

The Big Picture

Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday 2016

Historians say Mardi Gras dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of a pagan festival as a period of celebration before the penance of Lent.

Globe investigations

// Globe investigations and Spotlight reports

A look at high-impact investigations from The Boston Globe, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning report on abuse in the Catholic Church.



// MassChallenge program for entrepreneurs opening in Mexico City

The Boston-based accelerator program that gives office space and grants to emerging companies is opening its fifth location.

The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ‘Spotlight’

“Spotlight” is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.



// Vocal member of Vatican abuse panel to depart

An outspoken member of an abuse commission headed by Cardinal Sean O’Malley said he won’t leave unless the pope asks him to.

Globe Insiders

Design New England

// Immersed in the View

A seaside location sets the tone for a free-flowing master bathroom with partitions and angles — but no doors to restrict sightlines.