Science & Technology

Bostonians mourn death of Apple founder

The four-story Apple Store at 815 Boylston St. in Boston was lacking its usual hectic buzz and excitement on Thursday as customers and employees mourned the death of Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs. Apple announced that Jobs died on Wednesday evening at the age of 56.  “The world” had lost a “visionary and creative genius,” the site read. Jobs, […]

BU team aims to ‘heal the world’ with stem cell research project

Boston University School of Medicine assistant professor George Murphy said that he and his crack team of students are in the lab seven days a week, tending to specimens of sickle cells with hopes to provide more options for treating diseases. BUSM’s Center for Regenerative Medicine received a $9 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, for […]

Students should be wary of social media when applying for jobs, panelists say

Students should be wary of social media when applying for jobs, panelists say

While Facebook and other social networking sites attempt to merge users’ public, private and digital lives, Boston University students can still make a strong impression in the professional setting, a speaker said Monday night in Mugar Memorial Library to an audience of 25 people. College of Communication professors John Carroll and Steve Quigley ran a panel discussion, called “In Your […]

Students flock to free night at Museum of Science

Students flock to free night at Museum of Science

Berklee College of Music freshman Kirsten Piedalue watched as lightning struck with each keystroke of the piano. “It was so much fun,” Piedalue said while spinning around on a Segway — one of the many attractions at the Museum of Science’s College Night. “It’s really cool how we can get into this for free because otherwise it’s really expensive.” While […]

Party planning made easier with new app

The search for finding popular, local venues has become easier thanks to a new web application called Clubview. The free web application, which launched Saturday, allows users to see the nearby venues where their friends plan to be for the night. Clubview is the brain-child of Boston University graduate Harrison James Macris and his team. Macris graduated from the College […]

BU cancer researcher fabricated data

Sheng Wang, a former assistant professor and cancer researcher at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Cancer Center, fabricated data in two papers published in scientific journals, according to a report published Tuesday by the Boston Globe. Federal authorities found that Wang practiced “research misconduct” in projects that were funded by two federal grants from the National Cancer Institute, the […]

With help of BU, Free Press launches new site

The Daily Free Press launched its new website on Monday after about a year and a half of planning, members of The Free Press Board of Trustees said.

Harvard researchers retract stem cell rejuvenation article

Within the last decade, stem cell biology has not only become a preeminent field for research in the scientific community, but also a hot topic in popular culture. Scientists are studying it, politicians are debating over it, and the public is watching every move made in the field.

BU doctoral programs on the rise

Boston University’s science doctorate programs have improved steadily over the past 15 years, according to a recent study performed by the National Research Council.

Digital Algorithms: Pure Genius

Computers have infiltrated almost every aspect of modern life. Not only do they serve as powerful tools for computation and social networking, but now allegedly contain insight into a very human characteristic: musical taste.