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Medford Housing executive resigning under fire

Robert Covelle’s exit comes one year after allegations of widespread favoritism in hiring and contracting under his leadership.

Rafael Reif

MIT taps provost Reif as university president

L. Rafael Reif, the school’s provost, takes over from Susan Hockfield, who announced three months ago that she would step down.

‘Battleship’ movie, tie-ins are taking Hasbro far

The Rhode Island company has gone Hollywood, signing up Rihanna, Jay-Z, and other flashy partners to sell the big-budget movie version of its board game Battleship.

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Implant translates brain signals into movement

A team led by Rhode Island scientists revealed that two patients had been able to use their minds to control a robotic hand.

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Curt Schilling met Wednesday with Rhode Island officials concerned about the state’s $75 million investment in his company.

Study questions effect of ‘good’ cholesterol on cardiac health

A study published Wednesday by Boston-area scientists challenges the long-held idea that HDL cholesterol actively protects against heart disease.