Arbor Day

Image credit: iStockphoto/ OGphoto

Friday, April 29 2016

Arbor Day took root in America in 1872, and is observed throughout the world.

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Precipitation Perpetually Possible


Thursday, April 28, 2016

In New England, it’s a good idea to carry an umbrella at all times, since the skies seem to ignore the best weather forecasts and rain at will. But sometimes a lovely rainbow is our reward for enduring the rain.

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It's In Our DNA

iStockphoto/ Savas Keskiner

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Since the first DNA cloning experiments 40 years ago, biotechnology and genetic engineering has become big in Boston, with a focus on drug discovery and development. 

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Massachusetts History: Whaling to Whale Watching

iStockphoto/ Dale Walsh

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

New England was the center of a thriving American whaling industry from the colonial era through the early 20th century. 

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The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Flickr/ Duncan Rawlinson: North Window Arches National Park

Monday, April 25 2016

The Ken Burns film is the story of an idea as uniquely American as the Declaration of Independence and just as radical: that the most special places in the nation should be preserved, not for royalty or the rich, but for everyone.

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Armenian Heritage Park


On today's mural are images of the Armenian Heritage Park on the Rose Kenneday Greenway in Boston.

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Poetic Notes


We wisheth thee a Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

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Mother's Day?

Credit: NASA

Friday, April 22, 2016

In 1970, the first Earth Day was organized to raise awareness about oil spills, pollution, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife. 

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Change of Face

Library of Congress/Lindsley, H. B., photographer

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Yesterday the Treasury Department announced that Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the $20 bill. The decision caps a public campaign asking for the change and months of deliberation by the Treasury to either replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill or Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

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Nova: Wild Ways

Credit: Courtesy of James Brundige

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nova explores how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet's most cherished, but endangered, species.

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The Shot Heard 'Round the World

Credit: Minuteman National Park

On the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, today’s mural shows historic reenactors in Minuteman National Park.


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On The Run

Credit: Meredith Nierman

Monday, April 18, 2016

Boston is a proud and united city today, as thousands of athletes and spectators take part in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon

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