M. Elizabeth Roman

The Breakdown: Synthetic Diamonds

One of these rings gets its sparkle from a foreign diamond mine, the other from a lab in a Boston suburb. Can you spot the engineered ice? Man-made diamonds have been around since the 1950s, when Swedish researchers discovered they…

Exclusive! Tab Nabs Enemy Rags

Herald drivers are striking back at their freebie competitors—by stealing boxfuls of their papers. At 6:30 a.m. one August morning, Dorchester District Court is a ghostly shell of the people-packed hub it’ll soon become. The only noise is the rumble…