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With help from innovators, BU earns recognition as top research university

Boston University is home to many researchers who specialize in subjects ranging from planet formation, such as Dr. Catherine Espaillat, to curing Alzheimer’s disease, such as Max Wallack, junior in the College of Arts and Sciences. These are just two people out of many who research their specialties through BU. This is not surprising seeing how the Carnegie Classification of […]

Dire warnings about climate change increase in frequency

Climate change is a phrase we have all heard and are likely to hear again. Now, it’s not just the usual warnings of higher temperatures or melting ice caps. Two different reports both ring alarm bells and warn of dire consequences in the not-too-distant-future stemming from climate change. The United Nations will release a report to the public by the […]

BU professors hail evidence of cosmic inflation as ‘most exciting’ astronomical discovery in 15 years

When you hear about the Big Bang, what do you think? Do you worry about having missed last night’s episode of The Big Bang Theory? Well, then you must have had quite a week given that the cosmological event was mentioned everywhere you turned. Last week, a team of researchers from Harvard University called the BICEP2 collaboration published what they consider […]

Students embrace crowdfunding as tuition rises

Students embrace crowdfunding as tuition rises

Alexis-Brianna Felix didn’t know what to do when her bill for the Spring 2014 semester at Boston University was due. The College of Arts and Sciences sophomore studying public policy and sociology was working two jobs and couldn’t come up with the extra $5,000 she owed BU. With few options left, Felix turned to the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe. “I absolutely […]

Oui really love Kinesha Goldson’s Cameo Macaron

Oui really love Kinesha Goldson’s Cameo Macaron

Kinesha Goldson is, quite literally, in the pink of things. As the founder of Cameo Macaron, Goldson is making her mark in the food truck industry with her 1,300-person social media following and brand new glamorous pink truck. Clearly she is hard to miss, and once you try one of her macarons, you’ll be glad you didn’t. At Northeastern University, […]

Aaron Paul has a Need for Speed, puts indies in neutral

Aaron Paul has a Need for Speed, puts indies in neutral

After his tenure as Jesse Pinkman on the Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul has Hollywood at his feet. Not only did Paul showcase his dramatic flexibility, but he also remained faithful to a complex project despite its initial commercial failure. In Hollywood terms, Paul is a film dream: a talented actor with the charisma to turn any piece into a hit. Therefore, […]

BU researchers find a happy ending:  Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

BU researchers find a happy ending: Storybook shows young children can understand difficult scientific concept of natural selection

Once upon a time. It is an exposition as classic as storybooks themselves. From fairytale collections to choose-your-own-adventure series, storybooks have been used for decades as means of conveying morals to young children: Be kind. Eat your vegetables. It is OK to be scared. Don’t take too much from a tree. Adaptation through natural selection occurs based on long-term survival […]

Bitcoin: Bubble or Brilliant? Professionals split on future of digital currency

Bitcoin: Bubble or Brilliant? Professionals split on future of digital currency

Five years ago, an enigmatic digital currency was introduced to global markets. Since its inception, it has been met with controversy, but it continues to cultivate a loyal following and grow in both popularity and visibility. What currency is it? Bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital currency that operates on an open source peer-to-peer payment system created by an individual or […]

Liam Neeson flops in Non-Stop

Liam Neeson’s most recent effort in the once-Oscar-winner-turned-action-hero’s series of gruff federal agent movies, Non-Stop, is quite the failed experiment. The promising airplane thriller unfortunately proved to be an unintentionally campy, often embarrassingly funny shamble of a film with a most ridiculous plot and the most laughable dialogue. Neeson plays Federal Air Marshal Bill Marks who, after boarding a routine […]

Lone Star Taco Bar serves up authenticity at Chipotle prices

Lone Star Taco Bar serves up authenticity at Chipotle prices

It’s not easy to find decent Mexican food in Boston, but if you’re determined to find it you’ll need to look farther than Anna’s Taqueria. I’m sorry, Anna’s. I don’t care how many people rave about you on Yelp: When you slap a whole square slice of cheddar cheese on my burrito, it’s hard for me to believe that you […]