| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
When we last visited the banks of the Charles River, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a key architect of Obamacare, was boasting about how supporters got that bill passed: They lied to Americans. They relied on what Gruber called "the stupidity of the...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 2:35 PM
It’s no secret that kids’ attention spans are notoriously short. Remind a middle schooler to take his lunch and chances are he’ll forget in the time it takes to walk across the kitchen - with the odds increasing tenfold if he’s got...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 2:07 PM
A senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School is one of 40 finalists for the nation's most prestigious high school science competition.
Catherine Li, 18, is Florida's only top finisher in the Intel Science Talent Search, which selects students who have...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 3:07 PM
The focus of the Boston Marathon bombing trial figures to be as much on what punishment Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face as on his responsibility for the attack.
With testimony expected to start later this month, the Justice Department has given no...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:00 PM
2 stars (out of four)
Perhaps few studios are rushing to finance a documentary about a team of high school kids who took on mighty MIT in an underwater robotics competition. (If this concept starts your heart a-flutter, begin pooling your cash now.)...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
The Sunday morning lineup of guests:
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., talk to "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. A panel on Obama and immigration features Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.; Alberto Gonzales, former...
| Nov 17, 2014
STEM has gained STEAM (some are adding art to the acronym's hot topics of science, technology, engineering and math) as parents prime their kids' minds for next-generation careers.
So we made sure to include a few "maker kits," as Amazon calls them,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:08 PM
How many Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers does it take to teach a kitchen klutz to fry an egg?
Make that four, over easy. That's how many engineers, now working out of the San Francisco Bay area, are credited with a smart frying pan...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Children scamper across the once-vibrantly painted tiles in the small playground in the middle of the Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine.
The hand-painted tiles, some portraying pictures of butterflies and gardens, were the creation of Irvine's...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:00 PM
For the fourth year in a row, Caltech is being rated the best research university in the world by the Times Higher Education magazine of Great Britain, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Three other California schools were in the journal’...