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  • Boston Globe: Arizona Cardinals make BC grad NFL’s first female coach

    The Arizona Cardinals added Jen Welter, 37, to their staff for the summer, which is believed to be the first time an NFL team has had a female coach. Welter, who played rugby during her four years at Boston College and holds a master’s degree in sports psychology, will help with the linebackers in her […] More »

  • WBSM: Sen. Markey Joins Obama On Trip To Africa

    U.S. Sen. Edward Markey is joining President Barack Obama on his trip to Kenya and Ethiopia. The Massachusetts Democrat said he’s honored to join Obama and other members of Congress on the trip. Markey is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health. Obama will become the first […] More »

  • CBS News: Hackers disable brakes on Jeep from miles away

    An online video showing two computer experts hacking into a Wi-Fi equipped Jeep has rocked the automotive world and grabbed the attention of Congress, reports CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave. Cybersecurity experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek showed they can remotely take control of a Jeep driven by a Wired reporter, who produced the […] More »

  • Washington Post: ‘Car hacking’ just got real: In experiment, hackers disable SUV on busy highway

    It was a driver’s worst nightmare. Andy Greenberg was speeding along a busy interstate in St. Louis recently when he suddenly lost control of his vehicle. The accelerator abruptly stopped working. The car crawled to a stop. As 18-wheelers whizzed by his stalled vehicle, Greenberg began to panic. His car hadn’t spun out on black […] More »

  • Boston Globe: Yes, broadband is a necessity

    Kvetching about the high cost or sluggish speed of your Internet service used to be the ultimate first-world gripe. So what if YouTube puppy videos kept buffering, or a three-minute pop song took five minutes to download? If the monthly bill seemed stiff, well, the service was optional anyway. But yesterday’s luxury is today’s ticket […] More »

  • National Institutes of HOPE

    Robust research is medicine’s field of dreams — from which we will one day be able to harness the cures for now-chronic and deadly diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, heart disease and cancer. It’s the kind of research they do at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). But right now, that field is starting to wither […] More »

  • Huffington Post Op-Ed: Relegating Alzheimer’s Disease to the History Books

    Last weekend, CNN aired the television premiere of Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, an extraordinary documentary about a beloved country music star’s farewell tour during his fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Faced with an inevitable decline, the award-winning singer performed 151 emotional and inspiring sold out concerts over a 15-month period. During the making of the […] More »

  • We must lead the way

    Last week, Pope Francis released his historic encyclical on climate change, calling for urgent action from nations across the globe to address the effects of our warming climate. In anticipation of this historic event, I wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe calling on the United States to be the global leader in this effort. […] More »

  • Boston Globe Op-Ed: US must take the lead on Pope Francis’ call on climate change

    When Pope Francis releases his historic environmental encyclical this week, he will be preaching to the world, but the world will be looking to the United States to lead. The pope will deliver a practical message: Mankind created this problem of climate change, and now mankind must fix it. And as one of the world’s top emitters of the pollution that’s warming our planet, America has the moral obligation to act. More »

  • SouthCoast Today: Sen. Ed Markey wants Internet ‘erase button’ for kids

    U.S. Sen. Edward Markey wants web sites to come with an “erase button” that parents can use to scrub personal information about their children from the Internet. The proposal is one of several updates that the Massachusetts Democrat says are needed to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which he authored as a House member. “The Internet […] More »