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  • Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals

    Treasure hunter spent years eluding, captivating, U.S. Marshals
    Before his arrest Tuesday, one of the last times anyone had seen Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far...
  • What universities really can do to fight climate change: A new proposal

    What universities really can do to fight climate change: A new proposal
    The movement to force university endowments to divest their holdings in fossil fuel companies -- coal, oil and gas -- has some obvious shortcomings: For one thing, the effort is relatively painless, since it's unlikely that the endowment returns will be...
  • Obamacare advisor apologizes to lawmakers for controversial comments

    Obamacare advisor apologizes to lawmakers for controversial comments
    Jonathan Gruber, an MIT professor who worked on the Affordable Care Act, apologized to members of Congress on Tuesday for a series of controversial comments he made about the law, which Republicans have seized on to attack the healthcare legislation....
  • Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"

    Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber apologized on Tuesday for his recent remarks about "the stupidity of the American voter," telling a congressional committee he did not think President Barack Obama's signature healthcare...
  • MIT can't solve Wesley in 59-0 playoff loss

    MIT can't solve Wesley in 59-0 playoff loss
    MITAthletics.com reports: Massachusett Institute of Technology's dream 10-0 season came to a crushing end Saturday after Wesley College stopped the Engineers 59-0 in the second round of the Division III playoffs. READ MORE at mitathletics.com.
  • Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell

    Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell
    A team of researchers at MIT has come up with a scientific explanation for that earthy smell in the air after a light rain. Basically, when rain hits a porous surface such as soil, tiny air bubbles are trapped and then shoot back up and burst in a...
  • Community college tuition plan is a 'game changer'

    Community college tuition plan is a 'game changer'
    I sat in my first community college class when I was 6 years old. After my mother's death, I lived with an aunt who was taking certification classes for an in-home day care license. With her own four daughters — and now me and my sister as her fifth...
  • Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016

    Elizabeth Warren keeps pressure on Hillary Clinton and Democrats ahead of 2016
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has an explanation for the singular nature of her power. "I'll always be an outsider. That's how I understand the world," the Massachusetts Democrat said in an interview. "There's a real benefit to being clear about this. I know...
  • European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan

     European Central Bank expected to unveil stimulus plan
    In the summer of 2012, with the euro in crisis and the European experiment of unified government seemingly on the brink, the head of the European Central Bank made a now-famous vow. "The ECB will do whatever it takes to preserve the euro," Mario...
  • Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

    Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers
    As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment to keep people safe in case...
  • Harvard's Obamacare revolt

    Harvard's Obamacare revolt
    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...