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Four-bit recall

Your brain isn’t faltering — it’s just built for small “chunks.” By Alex Beam

Opinion | Andrew W. Lo and Tom Rutledge

Boston’s intellect could boost Olympic bid

There’s no better place to look for solutions to the challenges of hosting the Olympics than to our academic expertise and innovation.

lenore Scanlon

Critiquing the college sales tour

College visits for prospective students, and their parents, can be predictable and deflating, or inspiring and even worthwhile.


Beheading of Foley exposes true nature of ‘Islamic State’

Even sympathetic Sunnis now know that there will be no peace or justice in a “caliphate” created by terrorists.

The Boston Public Library is part of the new Boston Literary Cultural District.


Literary cultural district showcases Boston as city of ideas

The designation will highlight Boston’s position as a vital intellectual nerve center for centuries of American life.

dan wasserman

Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

A look at the most recent illustrated viewpoints from Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman.

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Law enforcement officers watch a protest in Ferguson, Mo., Monday.

Juliette Kayyem

Bad policy, bad policing

The police response in Ferguson violated the cardinal rules of security in the homeland: Flexibility and a capacity to pivot are key.

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Cumberland manager David Belisle, center, talks with pitcher CJ Davock, left, and catcher Trey Bourque during the fifth inning of an elimination game in the Little League World Series Monday.


A coach’s stirring words

“We’re not gonna play baseball anymore. But we’re gonna be friends forever,” David Belisle told his young players after they were eliminated at the Little League World Series.