Author:The Boston Globe

Scientists calling on the crowd for funding

Before environmental biologist Kenly Hiller submitted her latest research proposal for funding, she sent it out for one final review. She wanted her grandmother’s opinion. Hiller’s grandmother was the perfect critic — not because she is a scientific expert, but precisely because she is not. Facing a...

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For bookstores, crowdfunding to the rescue

NEW YORK — For years, independent bookstores have taken creative steps to fight off challenges from Amazon.com and the superstores by building in-house espresso bars, hosting members-only lunches with authors, and selling birthday cards, toys, and trinkets. In 2013, it has come to this: asking their...

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