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MIT, Harvard Scientists Discover Earth-Sized New Planet Orbiting Nearby Star

It’s that old story of two old rivals overcoming their differences to discover a new Earth-sized exoplanet. Classic. Astrophysicists at MIT have discovered a hot, rocky planet […]

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MIT Media Lab Is Helping to Digitally Reconstruct Syrian City Ravaged by ISIS

Since overtaking government forces in May, Islamic State militants have been deliberately destroying treasured archaeological sites in the central Syrian city of Palmyra, a UNESCO […]

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When MIT Pranked Harvard

A look back at the 1982 prank.

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MIT Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuels

On Wednesday, MIT President Rafael Reif released details on the institution’s highly anticipated five-year plan to address climate change. Perhaps the biggest surprise among climate […]

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MIT Scientists Create Algorithm For Blowing Up Tax-Evading Corporations’ Spot

Swiss bank accounts are a trope nowadays, in equal parts for their world-renowned secrecy and their use by the likes of Bond villains and hedge-fund […]

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MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital Can Now Make 3-D Prints of Hearts

Heart surgery is performed all the time in the United States. But despite its relative frequency, the operation is notoriously tricky to plan and undergo. […]

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Ahead of MIT Climate Change Plan, Activists Appeal One More Time

With the fall semester officially underway, environmental activists have their eyes set on MIT. In the coming weeks, university president Rafael Reif is poised to […]

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How Much Do Debt-Strapped Graduates of Boston’s Universities Make?

Somewhere in between the 239th bowl of microwave ramen and the eighth rat darting through the illegal attic apartment in Allston, a college student in […]

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See Where Massachusetts Universities Rank in U.S. News’s Best Colleges List

U.S. News and World Report released its 2016 “Best Colleges” rankings Wednesday, with Massachusetts colleges and universities predictably well-represented. There was little movement within the top 10, […]

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New Software Could Improve Alzheimer’s Screening Methods, Research Finds

For years, a common screening method for cognitive impairments—like those that come as a result of Alzheimer’s—has been a simple test called the Clock Drawing […]

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MIT Researchers Are Developing a Device That Measures Cancer Treatment

A couple months may not seem like a particularly long time, but for cancer patients unsure if their chemotherapy is working, it can feel like […]

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The Greenway Announces Lawrence Weiner as Artist for Next Dewey Square Mural

In what has become an annual fall tradition, yet another acclaimed artist will soon paint a new mural on the Greenway Wall at Dewey Square. […]

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Mass General and MIT Are Working to Make Ingesting Medical Devices Safer

Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research are working on a polymer gel that could allow swallowed medical devices or capsules to […]

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Meet Two of MIT’s New Institute Professors

Last month, MIT announced that it had bestowed the title of Institute Professor, its highest faculty honor, to three longtime professors. The announcement represents the first […]

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Majority of MIT Climate Change Committee Supports Divestment from Coal and Tar Sands

The spring 2015 semester closed out with a flurry of fossil fuel divestment activity. Students at Tufts took over the president’s office for nearly three […]