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Website Tracks Your Happiness to Remind You Life’s Not So Bad

People spend hours on the Internet each day—roughly 11, to be exact—and the cascade of information that floods into someone’s brain via smartphone, laptop, or tablet […]

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MIT Study Finds That A Computer System Can Identify Objects As Well As Primate Brains

A team of MIT researchers found that an existing computer vision system can achieve object recognition as well as humans and other primates, opening the […]

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Four Major Institutions Partner for New HUBweek Festival

Get ready to add a big new festival to your 2015 calendar. The Globe revealed Friday morning that it’s collaborating with three major local institutions—MIT, Harvard, and Mass General—to […]

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After a Sexual Harassment Complaint, MIT Removed a Professor’s Online Lectures

The internet age has brought sexual harassment to the digital realm on a lot of platforms—social networks, dating websites—even online education. On the last point: […]

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The Based God’s Trip to MIT Included a Lecture and Freestyle Session

Shirtless underneath his gold-colored jacket, with his pants hanging far below his waist, viral sensation, entrepreneur, and emcee Lil B “the Based God” delivered an hour-and-a-half […]

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Five Locals Make Foreign Policy’s ‘100 Leading Global Thinkers’ List

Foreign Policy magazine released its sixth annual “100 Leading Global Thinkers” list Monday, recognizing 100 individuals and teams in various fields with inspired and influential ideas. The Global […]

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Is MIT All About That Based God?

Rapper Lil B may soon be adding “professor” to his lengthy list of career achievements. According to several tweets from the California-based, Internet-motivated emcee, the […]

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MIT to Celebrate 100 Years of AeroAstro Department with Centennial Symposium

MIT’s Aeronautics and Astronautics Department turns 100 this year, and the school is celebrating with a special Centennial Symposium. The three-day event takes place Wednesday through […]

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MIT Students Suck the Oxygen Out of People’s Dreams to Live on Mars

Earth to people who want to live on Mars: you’ll probably die 68 days after landing on your new home planet, according to students from […]

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Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT Are Teaming Up

Through a brand new set of grants that will support projects “designed to improve diagnostic accuracy and cost effectiveness,” MIT and Mass General are teaming […]

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MIT Is Working to Estimate Risk of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury

Among soldiers admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 30 percent have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the Brain Trauma Foundation. Symptoms of TBI can […]

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Twitter Backs New MIT Media Lab Program

Thanks to Twitter, something new is hatching over at the MIT Media Lab. According to MIT News, the California-based social media site saw the potential […]

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MIT Chemists Are Using Anthrax to Deliver Cancer Drugs

Researchers are finding novel ways to use some of the world’s deadliest toxins for other purposes. Botox, for example, is being used to do more than […]

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Actor Jared Leto Throws Support Behind the ‘Copenhagen Wheel’

Jared Leto—known to most as the guitar-riffing, Oscar-winning actor who once played teen heartthrob Jordan Catalano—is more than just a dreamy face. He’s also a […]

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Forbes Fires MIT Alumnus for Writing About How Drunk Girls Ruin All the Fun

It’s probably not a great day to be Bill Frezza. The writer and the Alumni President of the Chi Phi chapter at MIT published a […]