Thursday, September 21, 2017
The Rosetta Stone, found by Napoleon and his army

The Rosetta Stone, found by Napoleon and his army

On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing near the...
Researchers Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Researchers Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the...

Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation-2017

When we visit a friend or go to the beach, our brain stores a short-term memory of the experience in a part of...

The Engine closes its first fund for over $150 million-2017

Just months after its launch, MIT’s new startup accelerator The Engine yesterday closed its first investment fund for over $150 million, which will...

Study helps explain varying outcomes for cancer, Down Syndrome-2017

Aneuploidy is a condition in which cells contain an abnormal number of chromosomes, and is known to be the cause of many types...

Grounded in geology | MIT News-2017

Let’s say country X is sitting on an abundance of oil reserves. If its institutions are strong and stable — think Norway —...

CSAIL launches artificial intelligence initiative with industry-2017

From self-driving cars to the internet of things, artificial intelligence (AI) has reached new levels of sophistication in recent years. With that in...

Articles of faith | MIT News-2017

If you have the chance, listen to a toddler use the words “a” and “the” before a noun. Can you detect a pattern?...

Judy Cole to retire from Alumni Association leader role-2017

After eight years of leadership defined by significant growth in fundraising and alumni engagement, MIT Alumni Association CEO and Executive Vice President Judith...

Trends

North Korea conducts public executions for failure to pass Health Care!

North Korea conducts public executions for failure to pass Health Care!

North Korea conducts public executions for those charged with crimes such as distributing South Korean media, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
Opinion: 'Avocado Hand' Is Now an Injury Doctors Actually Recognize

Opinion: ‘Avocado Hand’ Is Now an Injury Doctors Actually Recognize

Doctors are calling for warning labels on avocados to staunch the 'post-brunch surge' of injuries. Doctors have reported a worryingly high rise in the number...
Perry Cohen's mother files wrongful-death lawsuit

Perry Cohen’s mother files wrongful-death lawsuit, Report

The family of Perry Cohen, a teenager who disappeared during a fishing trip with friend Austin Stephanos off the coast of Florida two years...
Barbara Weldens Died While Performing on Stage

Barbara Weldens Died While Performing on Stage, Singer Was 35

Barbara Weldens has died suddenly while performing onstage during a concert in the village of Goudron on Wednesday night (local time). The 35-year-old up-and-coming artist...
Researchers Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter's Moon Io

Researchers Detect Giant Waves of Lava on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers have obtained an exceptionally detailed map of the...
Alaska man who shot himself in suicide try, killed girlfriend

Alaska man who shot himself in suicide try, killed girlfriend

An Alaska man faces up to 99 years in prison for killing his girlfriend in a botched suicide attempt. Victor Sibson, 21, is facing second-degree...

Neuroscientists identify brain circuit necessary for memory formation-2017

When we visit a friend or go to the beach, our brain stores a short-term memory of the experience in a part of...
No need for a full border wall, President Donald Trump says

No need for a full border wall, President Donald Trump says

Trump told journalists aboard Air Force One this week that he doesn't think a full border wall is needed because of natural barriers that...

Woman says Fitbit helped save her life-2017

Patricia Lauder bought a Fitbit to count...

Comcast announces its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile-2017

Comcast, a cable company notorious for poor customer service, now wants to be your cellular provider, as well....
China names new army commander amid tensions, Report

China names new army commander amid tensions, Report

China has appointed new commanders of its army and air force in a reshuffle ahead of next month’s Communist Party congress, as President Xi...