• Massachusetts October 6, 2022 12:08 pm

    Someday, a Pill Could Mimic the Effects of Exercise, Researchers Say

    Researchers with MIT and Harvard Medical School say a study in mice helped them identify the impacts of exercise and high-fat diets on cells, and that the information could lead to the eventual development of drugs that would enhance or mimic the benefits of working out.

  • Massachusetts April 21, 2022 7:10 am

    Twist It Or Dunk It? Either Way, MIT ‘Oreologists' Seek Optimal Oreo Separation

    Their goal was to answer one question: Is it possible to split an Oreo down the middle and get the same amount of cream on both sides of the wafer?

  • MIT March 29, 2022 8:32 pm

    MIT Brings Back Testing Requirements for Admissions, Prompting Reactions

    For the last couple of years, standardized tests like the ACT and SAT were dropped as an application requirement for many colleges and universities, as there was too much disruption in education because of the pandemic. But now, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it’s bringing the testing back as part of the admissions process. “What they’re doing is...

  • Russia March 15, 2022 12:36 pm

    Harvard Scholar Calls on Mass. Universities to Sever Ties With Russia

    A Harvard scholar is amplifying calls by anti-corruption researchers for Western institutions to stop accepting money with ties to Russia, including some right here in Massachusetts. Harvard University was named in an appeal published by the Anti-Corruption Action Center in Kyiv, urging all Western academic institutions and think tanks to cease any forms of cooperation with Kremlin-connected entities and sponsors….

  • Ukraine-Russia War March 1, 2022 6:04 pm

    Russia Ramps Up Violence Against Civilian Areas in Ukraine

    Carol Saivetz, a senior advisor for the MIT Security Studies program, discusses the latest developments from the war Vladimir Putin’s Russia is waging on Ukraine.

  • Russia-Ukraine Crisis February 25, 2022 10:51 pm

    MIT Ends Collaborative Program With Russia Over Invasion of Ukraine

    As the world condemns Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ending a collaborative program with Russia that launched a research university in Moscow more than a decade ago. The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, or Skoltech, was founded in October of 2011 as part of a joint effort between MIT and Russia. MIT President…

  • Massachusetts January 14, 2022 3:33 pm

    Prosecutors Recommend Dropping Charges Against MIT Professor Over China Ties

    Federal prosecutors are recommending dropping charges against a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who was accused last year of hiding work he did for the Chinese government while also collecting U.S. dollars for his nanotechnology research.

  • MIT November 11, 2021 9:07 pm

    Bomb Threat at MIT Building Prompts Evacuation

    A building at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was evacuated after a bomb threat, but police in Cambridge say they have not found evidence to substantiate it. The threat was made against the Green Building, or Building 54, MIT said. “Despite similar threats being called at universities nationwide in the past week, we nevertheless out of an abundance of caution…

  • New England October 19, 2021 7:09 pm

    5 New England Universities Rank in the Top 10 Best Colleges in the US

    Five New England universities are among the top 10 U.S. colleges, according to a new ranking that puts two of them at the very top of the list. Massachusetts Institute of Technology topped the Niche 2022 Best Colleges in America list, followed by Harvard University in second place. Yale University ranked No. 4, Brown University No. 8 and Dartmouth College…

  • Boston Decoded October 6, 2021 8:48 am

    Uncovering The ‘Smoots' on Harvard Bridge

    Oliver “Ollie” Smoot didn’t expect to become a lasting legend when he came to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but that all changed the night his fraternity used his body to measure a bridge . A younger Ollie was chosen by Lambda Chi Alpha to become a measurement painted on Harvard Bridge decades ago. Now the “smoot” is an official…

  • Boston Decoded September 20, 2021 11:23 am

    The Many Secrets of the Smoots at MIT

    Boston’s Harvard Bridge at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is covered in “smoots.” Learn about the origin of this real measurement from Ollie Smoot himself, and discover some of the lesser-known secrets it holds.

  • MIT August 26, 2021 8:49 pm

    MIT Students and Faculty Excited to See Production of ‘Black Panther' Sequel

    The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther” spent the past several days filming on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, giving students and faculty a glimpse of all the action. Eyewitnesses spotted crews filming near the student center and on the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge. “They had some race cars around and a motorcycle and there were rumors…

  • New England August 16, 2021 12:33 pm

    5 of the Top 10 Colleges in America Are in New England, New Ranking Finds

    New England is home to half of the top 10 colleges and universities in the country, according to a new report.  On Monday, the college information database Niche published its 2022 Best Colleges report, comparing more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the United States based on student reviews and data from the federal Department of Education.  MIT topped the…

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