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MIT

Police block off part of Mass. Ave after a report of a possible gunman on MIT's campus. (Photo from Bree Sison)

FBI, Secret Service Join Investigation Into Fake MIT Gunman Report

The MIT campus was put on lockdown Saturday morning following what turned out to be an unfounded report of a person with a long rifle and body armor spotted inside a campus building.

02/23/2013

Aaron Swartz. (Photo Credit: Fred Benenson/Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. Attorney Defends Decision To Charge Aaron Swartz In MIT Hacking Scandal

A federal prosecutor who has been sharply criticized following the suicide of an Internet freedom activist appeared to fight back tears as she defended her office’s handling of a hacking case against him.

01/17/2013

Cars

Future Cars Will Monitor Driver’s Health

Computers in cars can already detect subtle changes in the driver’s body and in driving patterns.

01/15/2013

Aaron Swartz. (Photo Credit: Fred Benenson/Wikimedia Commons)

Swartz Father Blames ‘Government’ At Son’s Funeral

Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz was “killed by the government,” his father told mourners Tuesday during his son’s funeral in suburban Chicago.

01/15/2013

Aaron Swartz. (Photo Credit: Fred Benenson/Wikimedia Commons)

Hacker, Activist Indicted In Massive Data Theft From MIT Found Dead

A former fellow at Harvard University’s Center for Ethics, and co-founder of Reddit and activist who fought to make online content free to the public has been found dead.

01/12/2013

A New York City subway tunnel flooded after Hurricane Sandy

What If Hurricane Sandy Hit Boston?

Tunnels flooded for days. City streets overrun with water. Could we ever see damage like that in Boston?

11/02/2012

(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Syracuse University)

Dalai Lama In Boston For Three-Day Trip

The Dalai Lama will be in Cambridge and Boston as part of a three-day trip to Massachusetts to speak about religion, meditation, economics, peace and the environment.

10/14/2012

College, Tuition, Financial Aid

Report: 5 Of Top 35 Best Colleges Are In Massachusetts

The annual U.S. News & World Report rankings are out and five of the top 35 national universities are in Massachusetts.

09/12/2012

(Photo credit DMITRY KOSTYUKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Star Births Seen On Cosmic Scale In Distant Galaxy

Scientists have found a cosmic supermom. It’s a galaxy that gives births to more stars in a day than ours does in a year.

08/15/2012

One of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

MIT Grad Part Of Successful Curiosity Rover Landing On Mars

“Touchdown confirmed,” said engineer and MIT grad Allen Chen. “We’re safe on Mars.”

08/06/2012

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