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Approximately 11 percent of the 800 million people who live in villages in India do not have access to water purification systems. PHOTO COURTESY NATASHA WRIGHT

MIT researchers develop sustainable method for purifying salt water in India

In the search for clean drinking water, scientists and engineers have cycled through filtration, chlorination, oxidation […]

by · September 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Tom Tullius, professor of chemistry at Boston University, advises incoming freshmen to prioritize academics in order to make the most of their BU careers. PHOTO COURTESY OF TOM TULLIUS

Q&A with General Chemistry II professor Tom Tullius, an academic at heart

Despite the eye rolling that prerequisite courses and library overnights induce, the true formula for success […]

by · September 11, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
The Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University has released a report revealing that coffee may improve gum health. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MIKE DESOCIO/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Tall, grande, denti: Boston University researchers find coffee can benefit oral health

Whether taken black, iced, creamed, sugared or mashed up in a blender with an array of […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Science Tuesday
The Brave Bunch: BU psychologists help children find their voices

The Brave Bunch: BU psychologists help children find their voices

As Robin Williams said in the 1989 film “Dead Poets Society,” “You must strive to find […]

by · September 4, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday

Just one more: Researchers at BU, Boston Medical Center find alcohol policy “environment” and adult binge drinking levels to be inversely related

Bands are marching, books are opening and brigades of parents are driving away teary-eyed and eager […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday

Cancer’s (not) smoking gun: BU, UCLA researchers say e-cigs still unsafe

Electronic cigarettes operate based on what seems to be a simple assumption: Tobacco products can cause […]

Turn off the tube: Researchers at Mass. General, Harvard School of Public Health say more TV leads to less sleep for children

Turn off the tube: Researchers at Mass. General, Harvard School of Public Health say more TV leads to less sleep for children

“Turn off the TV!” We’ve all heard this classic parental command, and we’ve all been annoyed […]

Study reveals decline in food quality due to rising carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere

As warnings about climate change are becoming increasingly dire, scientists now believe that the quality of […]

MIT researchers show that particles in sneezes, coughs travel farther than expected

MIT researchers show that particles in sneezes, coughs travel farther than expected

After a prolonged and chilling winter, there’s no better sight than that of flowers on that […]

Arguing over argumentation: BC survey finds science teachers wary of students’ abilities, standardizeds tests

Just like many other important fields these days, the nature of education is changing. Teachers and […]