• Oreo April 21, 2022 11:10 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?

  • Massachusetts January 14, 2022 8:33 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 January 14, 2021 9:40 pm

    MIT Professor Charged With Hiding Work for China

    A professor and researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is facing federal charges for allegedly failing to disclose his ties to the Chinese government to the U.S. Department of Energy. Gang Chen, 56, of Cambridge, was arrested Thursday morning on charges that he abused his position as a professor at MIT to commit wire fraud, failed to file a…

  • Harvard December 13, 2020 11:44 pm

    A Wave of Black Students Takes Presidencies at Top-Tier Universities

    Harvard University undergrad Noah Harris arrived at a Black Lives Matter protest in June in his home state of Mississippi bearing sunglasses, a bandana mask and a “say their names” sign. By summer’s end, he led his classmates in raising $300,000 for Black advocacy and civil rights organizations, NBC News reports. His work grabbed the attention of his fellow Harvard…

  • Elections February 13, 2020 9:45 pm

    MIT: Hackers Could Alter Ballots in Widely Used Voting App

    A study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found serious security concerns in a voting app used in elections in West Virginia, Denver, Oregon and Utah

  • MIT January 10, 2020 8:04 pm

    Epstein Gave $850,000 to MIT, Visited 9 Times, Probe Finds

    Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein donated more than $700,000 to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and visited campus at least nine times after being convicted of sex crimes in 2008, according to new findings from a law firm hired to investigate Epstein’s ties with the elite school. The report finds that some senior leaders at MIT approved Epstein’s donations but demanded…

  • President November 14, 2019 2:37 am

    3 Universities, Medical Center Get $1B Gift to Teach and Research

    Three universities and a health care institution are sharing a gift of more than $1 billion that’s one of the largest in the history of higher education, they announced Wednesday. Receiving $260 million apiece will be Duke University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Southern California, and the Cleveland Clinic. The institutions are free to use the money...

  • Facebook September 12, 2019 11:30 pm

    MIT President Addresses Epstein Donations Ahead of Planned Protest

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology President L. Rafael Reif says in a letter to the community he thanked disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in 2012 for a donation to a professor at the school. “Although I do not recall it, it does bear my signature,” Reif said in the letter posted to the school’s website Thursday. Reif said his acknowledgment came on...

  • President September 11, 2019 12:00 am

    MIT Scandal Highlights Thorny Ethics of University Donations

    While MIT grapples with new allegations about its financial ties to Jeffrey Epstein, other universities that accepted donations from the disgraced financier say they have no plans to return the money. The turmoil at MIT has sent shockwaves through the world of education and highlights the challenges universities face as they screen potential donors and decide whether to keep money...

  • New York September 8, 2019 4:05 am

    Director of MIT's Media Lab Steps Down Over Epstein Ties

    The director of a prestigious research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology resigned Saturday, and the school’s president ordered an independent investigation amid an uproar over the lab’s ties to disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. Joi Ito, director of MIT’s Media Lab, resigned from both the lab and from his position as a professor at the Cambridge school, university President...

  • head July 20, 2019 5:45 am

    Besieged Puerto Rico Governor Goes Quiet Amid Protests

    In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is under siege. Motorcyclists, celebrities, horse enthusiasts and hundreds of thousands of ordinary Puerto Ricans have swarmed outside La Fortaleza (The Fort) in Old San Juan this week, demanding Rosselló resign over a series of leaked online chats insulting women, political opponents and even...

  • Microsoft May 16, 2019 9:24 am

    MIT Time Capsule Puzzle Solved 15 Years Ahead of Schedule

    A time capsule complete with computer artifacts was opened up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wednesday. It was part of a celebration, after Bernard Fabrot, a self-taught programmer from Belgium, solved a cryptographic puzzle at MIT 15 years ahead of schedule.

  • officer March 16, 2019 10:32 pm

    College Cheating Scandal: 2 Ex-Admissions Officers Explain the Process Behind the Scenes

    College admissions officers comb through stacks of applications, essays, GPA scores and and more to select the few students who will be accepted, and two former officers from prestigious schools told NBC News what that process looks like as it comes under scrutiny after a massive college bribery scheme was uncovered. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s former director of undergraduate...

  • Instagram February 8, 2019 10:58 pm

    Thai Princess' Political Bid Sunk by Her Brother, the King

    Thailand’s chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort as “inappropriate” because it violated tradition and the constitution, which keep the monarchy from getting involved in politics. The royal order from King Maha Vajiralongkorn was read on national television...

  • Europe November 28, 2018 12:36 am

    Gene-Editing Chinese Scientist Kept Much of His Work Secret

    The Chinese scientist who says he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies veered off a traditional career path, keeping much of his research secret in pursuit of a larger goal — making history. He Jiankui’s outsized aspirations began to take shape in 2016, the year after another team of Chinese researchers sparked global debate with the revelation that they...

  • Florida November 21, 2018 10:15 pm

    ‘Star Trek'-Inspired Experimental Plane Uses Electric Field to Fly

    A nearly silent, drone-sized aircraft has shown it can fly, thanks to a scientist who was inspired by watching “Star Trek” as a child. With neither propellers nor jets, the airplane gets its thrust by applying a strong electric field to the air. That general idea has been demonstrated at science fairs, but the new work shows it can power...

  • DONALD TRUMP October 30, 2018 8:19 pm

    Amid Global Uproar, Some US Colleges Rethink Saudi Ties

    U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist that has ignited a global uproar against the oil-rich nation. The Associated Press analyzed federal data and found that at least $354 million from the Saudi government or institutions...

  • Mexico June 2, 2018 4:42 pm

    Is There a Link to Superstorms and Global Warming?

    The Atlantic hurricane season was devastating for the United States in 2017. Damage from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria cost the United States $267 billion.

  • Attorney May 8, 2018 1:36 am

    Court Says Schools Can Be Liable for Suicides But Clears MIT

    Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology cannot be held responsible for the death of a graduate student who killed himself in 2009.

  • DONALD TRUMP May 5, 2018 3:35 am

    Author Junot Diaz Faces Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Weeks after publishing his own story of sexual abuse in the New Yorker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz is facing an onslaught of accusations of sexual misconduct and misogyny directed at fellow writers. Zinzi Clemmons, who penned coming-of-age novel “What We Lose,” tweeted early Friday morning that when she was a 26-year-old graduate student, Diaz cornered her and forcibly kissed...

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