Blanket recommendations for cancer screening do more harm than good, write doctors Ben Mazer and John Mandrola.
I missed the cancer cells on my 42-year-old patient, causing her diagnosis to be delayed, writes Dr. Vinita Parkash. My patient eventually died of her cancer.
The Senate should pass a bill allowing taxpayers to donate money through their tax returns to poor countries vulnerable to climate change, writes Abby Maxman.
As the U.N. Climate Conference gets underway in Germany, one local Boston writer contemplates our weirdly warm autumn and "the new normal."
The stunning news regarding the state of Hernandez's brain complicates his story, writes Steve Almond, just as it should complicate our moral relationship to football.
A new report argues our warming climate threatens nearly half the bird species in Massachusetts, writes Frederick Hewett. Here’s why it matters.
Face recognition technology creates serious legal, cultural and philosophical problems, writes Kade Crockford. Turn it off.
Rather than building on what other nations have successfully done, Sanders has taken a running leap off the dock of reality, writes Rich Barlow.
We cleaned up from one hurricane, waited for another, and immigrants and Republicans faced storms of their own. All that and more from Tom Keane’s weekly news roundup.
In this reprehensibly partisan climate, even disasters as massive in scale as Hurricane Harvey are reduced to the size of political footballs, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
By denying climate change and dithering on vital infrastructure repairs, the president is the latest leader to drop the ball on disaster preparedness, writes Rich Barlow.
Past experience tells us there will be a period of intense focus on the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, then, a gradual fading of attention, leaving survivors to ask: now...
When the solar eclipse touches Wyoming this summer, H. L. M. Lee is determined to haul his family across the country to be among the millions who will see it
Football doesn’t have a concussion problem, or even a violence problem. It has a physics and physiology problem, writes Steve Almond. The human brain wasn’t meant to absorb thousands of...
My mother wanted a man’s career and man’s salary, writes Irene Sege. She refused to learn to type as insurance against a job as a secretary.
Just go with me here, writes Joelle Renstrom. Suspend your disbelief.
The challenge of climate change prevention is getting people to notice the catastrophe that has not happened.
The ecological power of religion is ultimately more efficacious than the top-down power of government, writes Dan McKanan.
If Donald Trump wants to make environmental decisions that offend elite opinion, writes Rich Barlow, then backing nuclear energy might be one option he’d support -- one that might incidentally...
Withdrawing from the Paris agreement not only undermines the health of the planet, writes Sandro Galea, it also undermines the health of populations.