Spanning the Web


Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1196195616That’s one way to ease the financial burden of heating your home: A thief in Biddeford, Maine stole a truck full of home heating oil and removed over 500 gallons of the black gold. Don’t hold out hope that he’ll stop by your house—while the criminal hasn’t been caught, they got the truck back. [WCVB]

Higher education, hooray! UMass Amherst announced today that it received a $1.5 million grant to develop hydrogen fuel cells. The university will be one of three national centers, primarily focusing on how protons are transfered from one molecule to another. Yeah, we don’t get it either. [Boston.com]

Higher education, boo: A.J. Brooks, BC’s backup running back, has been suspended from the team indefinitely after he allegedly kicked the crap out of another man on campus. When you do things like this, it makes it hard for us to root for you. [BostonHerald.com]

No, your other left: Rhode Island Hospital was fined $50,000 for its third wrong-site neurosurgery—this year. Yeah, we’ll stay closer to home for our neurosurgery needs, thanks. [Globe]