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The Corner

Tonight, Reason 's Peter Suderman published an interesting revelation about the history of the decision reached this week by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, that Obamacare subsidies couldn't be distributed unless it happened through a state exchange.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Healthcare Law, Law, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

National Geographic

Q&A: Scientist Studied His Poop for a Year to Learn About Gut Bugs

The human gut teems with bacteria, many of their species still unknown. They help us digest food and absorb nutrients, and they play a part in protecting our intestinal walls.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nutrition, Duke University, Durham, NC, Weird

The Bennington Banner

State hires MIT economist to vet single-payer proposals

Vermont has hired a policy architect of the Affordable Care Act as an economic consultant to help the Shumlin administration vet different single-payer financing scenarios.


Related Topix: Vermont

Globe and Mail

Meet Jibo, the family robot

Dr. Cynthia Breazeal, director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, believes that the time is right for technology to become humanized, and that social robotics can help with elder care and disease management.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Family, Kids


[Working Life] A scientific partnership

In late June, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published an article showing that elite male scientists hire fewer women than other male scientists or elite women do.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Cambridge, MA, Princeton University, Molecular Biology

R & D

Study: Forward osmosis desalination not energy efficient

In a recent study published in the Journal of Membrane Science , Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof.


Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hispanic Business

Reports from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Add New Data to...

Small-scale deformation phenomena that occur in bone are thought to have a significant influence on the large scale behavior of this material."


Hustle Belt

MAC Media Day Recap: Commish Does Not Support Paying Student-Athletes

At MAC Football Media Day, commissioner Jon Steinbrecher gave his yearly "State of the MAC" speech to the media.


Science Daily

Electronic nose could aid in rescue missions

Researchers have developed a device that allows multiple robotic platforms to follow the path of certain odors.


Related Topix: Science, Computer Science, Robots


Peter Tessier Named Richard Baruch Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, N.Y. - Protein engineering expert Peter Tessier has been named the Richard Baruch M.D. Career Development Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Related Topix: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Rensselaer, NY


MIT Expert Says Israel's Much-Vaunted Iron Dome Only 5% Effective

An MIT security expert says that Israel's famed Iron Dome missile defense system is flawed, with a success rate of under five percent.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Strategic Defense Initiative

Family inspires Oklahoma teacher's dedication to education, service

The Deer Creek Middle School science teacher said he is compelled to serve, an ambition that has taken him around the world.


Related Topix: Malawi Travel, Africa Travel, Travel, Tanzania, Malawi Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Mali Travel, South Africa Travel, Edmond, OK

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Fox News

Arrest reportedly linked to gun used to kill MIT police officer during Boston bombing manhut

This undated file photo provided by the Middlesex District Attorney's Office shows Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass., who was shot to death Thursday, April 18, 2013 on the school campus in Cambridge, Mass.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Somerville, MA, Cambridge, MA

Al Bawaba

AUC undergraduates pioneer innovative research

The Undergraduate Research Program also offers travel grants for students who have been accepted at a conference or competition abroad.


Related Topix: Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Science, Harvard University, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

CBS News

A grandchild's most important financial adviser

According to new research by the AgeLab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , young adults want advice from their grandparents to help guide their own financial decisions.


Related Topix: IRA, Personal Finance, Mutual Funds, Retirement

Drudge Retort

Documentary Covers Robotic DREAM Team

In 2004, the robotics team from Carl Hayden entered into the collegiate category at a competition in California.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Neuroscience to Explain Psychotherapy Modus Operandi

Despite tremendous advances in psychological care, researchers are still uncertain as to the mechanism by which psychotherapy influences the brain and improves a person's condition.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Psychology, Science


Robot Wearable Adds 2 Fingers to Your Hand

Have you ever tried opening a jar with one hand? What about peeling a banana? You could use your teeth, but wouldn't an extra pair of fingers come in handy? Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology think so and have developed a wearable robotic device that could someday add two strong fingers to your hand.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Comedy Movies, Bruce Almighty, Celebrities, Jim Carrey, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering, Science

PC Magazine

MIT Students Create 3D Printed Ice Cream

Three students from MIT have created a machine that is sure to delight your inner child and tempt your sweet tooth.


Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream

R & D

More than glitter

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells.