11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

News, discoveries and fun … 1. Francis is the first pope on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. (Learn more at Rolling Stone) 2. The Grand Canyon could be 6 million years old … and 70 million years old. (Learn more at NPR) 3. Men are more forgetful than women. (Learn more at Medical News Today) 4. Your cellphone carries 10 times more germs than your toilet. (Learn more at AARP) 5. Cyber criminals are using malicious “RAM scraper” software to steal information about you and …

Backlash to Rolling Stone Tsarnaev Cover: Picturing a Villain

He’s young, curly haired, sort of beautiful. You think of Jim Morrison and Bob Dylan in their prime. But the face is that of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine. And that outrages many people: The Twitter hashtag #BoycottRollingStone is trending. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino says the cover “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment.” Local and national chains that sell magazines, from Tedeschi Food Shops in New England to CVS …