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Good Science at Work Inside Butterfly Magical Wings
A male Argema mittrei, a Malagasy Moon moth, spreads its wings after just emerging from a silken cocoon. At right, two pupae in cocoons spun for climate control.  the   I walked down the road on Mount Greylock that leads to a parking lot for trekkers who want to traverse trails through the
@theMarket: It Is a Black Friday on Wall Street
Black Friday sales are in full swing. Normally, today is all about the retail trade. Consumers spend the day waiting in line, picking up heavily discounted "door buster" deals, and generally starting their holiday gift shopping. This year, it appears traders are also holding their own Black Friday sales.   The day after
Birdsong Gallery Shoots for 'Feel Good' Vibe in North Adams
In addition to merchandise and art at Birdsong, Brindel also has a selection of guitars from his collection. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — After losing everything in a hurricane, partners Christian Brindel and Juliet Jones have made North Adams their home — and a place to start over.    They've
The Independent Investor: The Origin of Black Friday
As you finish your turkey and prepare to get an early start on Black Friday shopping, you might wonder how shopping became such an integral part of your Thanksgiving holiday. The term has followed a circuitous route through our financial history.   Although the term "Black Friday" is a new phenomenon, its origins date
Abbott School Dessert Auction Raises Funds for Charity
The pie auction began to include more different desserts a few years ago. This year, there seemed to be more cakes and cookies than pies.  NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Cakes, cookies, bars and, of course, pies were scooped in spirited bidding on Tuesday at the American Legion hall.    The annual Oh Be
Holiday Hours: Thanksgiving
Plymouth's state of Massasoit, who was instrumental in Plymouth Colony's survival. Image via Massasoit Community College. Thanksgiving will be observed on Thursday, Nov. 22. The day is a national holiday inspired by the first Thanksgiving dinner shared between the Pilgrims and Wampanoags in 1621 at Plymouth. The living
Frigid, Blustery Weather on Tap for Thanksgiving 2018
People spending time outdoors during Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday may face some of the coldest conditions on record in the Northeast for late November: — AccuWeather (@breakingweather) November 20, 2018 Mother Nature is preparing a one-two punch for the Thanksgiving
Langston Leads MCLA Women Past Mount Holyoke
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The MCLA women's basketball team placed four players in double figures and forced 30 turnovers as they won their third straight contest with a convincing 63-37 win over Mount Holyoke this evening in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.   The Trailblazers are now 3-1 on the season while the Lyons fall to 0-6
Kelly Ends Operations at North Adams Airport
  The Airport Commission are given an operations update on Tuesday. NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Controversial skydiving instructor Alex Kelly has canceled his lease and will no longer operate at the airport.   Administrative Assistant Michael Canales informed the commission Tuesday that Kelly will no
How Should You Respond to Wild Swings in Financial Markets?
What's going on with the financial markets? Specifically, what's behind the price swings of the past several weeks? And, more important, how should you, as an individual investor, respond? To begin with, the recent volatility was not really all that extraordinary. The daily drops pushed U.S. stocks down about 10 percent from their
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