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Icon of sport and unreality TV, Jenner finds a truth inside

Bruce Jenner, once the most emasculated man on TV, bravely reached out and reclaimed his dignity. As a woman.


Children’s Hospital surgeon mixes humor, healing

Look up brain surgeon in the dictionary and a picture of Dr. Alan R. Cohen, or “Big Al,” is not there.

NASA releases image of ‘stellar nursery’ for Hubble’s 25th anniversary

The image shows a brilliant breeding ground for stars that is 20,000 light-years from Earth in the Constellation Carina.

Study ties drilling to Texas earthquakes

Scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world’s humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals have rebounded after 45 years of protection and restoration efforts.

Apollo-era auction brings back memory of computer science pioneer

Margaret Hamilton was a pioneer in the discipline, credited with coining the term “software engineering.”


// They do: The scholarly about-face on marriage

The new mood of cautious agreement signals the possibility of a rare detente in one battlefront of the culture wars.


// Boston Globe Instagram photos

A live stream of Instagram posts from The Boston Globe photo department.