MIT and Harvard Add to Their Nobel Collections

In yet another win at the institutions this year, Harvard and MIT today are celebrating the news that three of their researchers have been awarded […]


After Saying Sex with Minors Is Not Always Sexual Assault, MIT Scientist Resigns

Richard Stallman, a MacArthur genius grant recipient, Internet Hall of Fame inductee, and well-known computer scientist at MIT’s Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, has […]


A New Report Shows the Lengths MIT Went to Hide its Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

Another day, another major news break on the MIT Media Lab’s deep ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and the lengths to which the university appears to have gone […]


As Surveillance Goes Mainstream, Can Boston Tame Big Brother?

How many times do you think your face has been captured and plugged into an AI database today? Your mug, after all, is being scanned, […]


MIT Says Taking Jeffrey Epstein’s $800,000 in Donations Was a Mistake

Whatever MIT thought it was doing when it accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Jeffrey Epstein, the supposed billionaire and accused child sex trafficker, […]


MIT Figures Say They’re Leaving over the Media Lab’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein

As MIT’s Media Lab continues to reckon with director Joi Ito’s collaboration with accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, two members of the prestigious group […]


MIT’s Joi Ito on Work with Jeffrey Epstein: “I Am Terribly Sorry”

Before the allegations of running a child sex trafficking ring caught up to Jeffrey Epstein, the billionaire was a regular fixture in Boston’s academic circles, cavorting […]


An MIT Satellite Named TESS Just Discovered Three New Worlds

Discovering three new worlds sounds like a pretty daunting task, but for NASA’s TESS, a transiting exoplanet survey satellite developed by MIT, it’s all in a day’s […]


After 20 Years, Someone Finally Solved This MIT Puzzle

So he’s not a janitor, and the problem he solved wasn’t scrawled on a chalkboard, but we may have a real-life Good Will Hunting situation on […]


Graduation Speaker Showdown: Michael Bloomberg vs. Angela Merkel

MIT and Harvard compete for top talent and global renown, but during graduation season, it all comes down to who has the hottest celebrity speaker. […]

The MIT dome

Hackers Turned MIT’s Giant Dome into a Captain America Tribute

MIT’s famous Great Dome got a patriotic (and spoiler-free) makeover Sunday, thanks to some anonymous pranksters. The “hackers,” as they call themselves, transformed the dome […]


Harvard, MIT, BU Helped Get Us That Black Hole Photo

Brainiacs in our backyard brought us Earth-shaking news about the possibility of alien spacecraft streaking through our solar system, or communicating with life beyond the […]


Despite Atrocities, MIT Report Recommends Maintaining Ties with Saudi Arabia

Sure the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the allegedly state-sanctioned dismemberment of a journalist are bad, but what do you want MIT to do about […]

Arts & Entertainment

Jonny Sun’s New Art Project Is a Sitcom, Starring You

Update: You can now watch the action at The Laughing Room via livestream. It’s open 2-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. In what […]


Let’s Just See What the Aliens Have to Say

In what is either a sign of hope or sheer desperation, the local scientific community has been increasingly looking beyond the stars. Harvard researchers saw a giant rock hurtling through our solar […]