Cool, man: This summer, the Museum of Science is bringing back the traditional laser/rock show ... with digital animation, and without lasers.
Can anyone make a battery that's better than the status quo? That might be the turnaround for struggling clean-tech company A123 Systems, which says it has a lithium-ion battery for electric cars.
Harvard Square panhandlers talk about their lives — and the Cambridge police commissioner explains a new "ambassador program" to get panhandlers help.
Mobile technology is in the air as Boston-area startups SCVNGR, Cartera Commerce and Crashlytics announce significant deals.
The emerging field of "big data" could help revitalize the state’s tech economy — as long as it doesn’t collapse under the weight of its own hype. Also: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, GreenBytes and MassChallenge.
What’s catching Bill Gates’ attention these days? Local startup Liquid Metal Battery. Its technology could help the grid make better use of renewable energy sources.
Whole Foods has stopped selling "red-rated" fish. We take a trip to Cambridge to look at what that really means for shoppers.
MIT provost L. Rafael Reif received a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation award for his role in the institution's online learning platforms. He talked about the MITx and edX projects with WGBH News.
The MBTA now offers a mobile map option on Android phones that lets people see inside some stations. But will it be useful?
EMILY ROONEY SHOW
A Harvard Law School professor and former Reagan administration official is calling "false" and "complete nonsense" any suggestion that Elizabeth Warren enjoyed an affirmative action advantage in her hiring as a full professor.
Everyone's waiting for Facebook's IPO. But sometimes it's good to remember our country's first social network. ...
edX is making a splash this month -- another example of the academic marketplace filling the space between for-profit schools like the University of Phoenix and the traditional ivy-covered halls.
The provosts of Harvard and MIT joined Emily Rooney to discuss their joint online education initiative — one they think will be a game-changer. Watch Greater Boston on-demand.
With success comes conflict: In the last five years, bicycling in Boston has increased by 50 percent. But some drivers are madder than ever as everyone tries to find room on the road.
Some local experts are working to increase MBTA ridership by developing tools that sound like something out of speculative fiction.
A couple of Cambridge companies are gaining ground with their regenerative medicine technology, which uses living cells and other natural materials to promote healing.
While most of the tech world is talking about Facebook's billion-dollar acquisition of Instagram, a couple of local startups in mobile and social apps are making some noise of their own.
Major changes are coming to Central Square in Cambridge, fueling a resurgent urban renewal effort that some say is long overdue — and that others question.
The life sciences entrepreneur is missing and presumed dead after a hiking accident in New Hampshire.
Kibits, a new social networking mobile app, allows users to control exactly what information gets shared with whom — so your colleagues will never, ever see that vacation pic.
Could your child leave his next checkup with a prescription for a video game? Akili Interactive Labs hopes its game will be the first approved by the FDA as a medical device.
You're doing it right now: You're consuming media. Some theorists say our information diet is making us bloated. Here's how they want to help us. EXTRA: What's your favorite media "junk food"?
New England tech startups could be instrumental in changing the way companies market their wares in a digital world, with technology to help companies get their stories out on Facebook and merge advertising with mobile apps.
In a sign of the times, your neighborhood café has become an office space -- and a new cultural tension is brewing.
The singer launched her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard accompanied by an all-star lineup — and the Twitterverse liked it.
The battle for hepatitis C drug market dominance rages on locally, with Vertex honing its drug Telaprevir and Enanta teaming with Novartis to create a new treatment.
The president of Bentley University said that departing MIT president Susan Hockfield was a mentor and an inspiration.
Every other year, as regular as the groundhog, Cambridge's City Council experiences gridlock trying to choose a mayor. What gives?
With video conferencing, your competitors can be just as bored as you are: Many video conferences are susceptible to corporate spying, according to Boston software company Rapid7.
While most of the tech world is analyzing Facebook’s impending IPO, a new effort at Harvard University is trying to find the next Facebook — and keep it in Cambridge.
An informal survey of Boston-area tech CEOs suggests that being a jerk may be much less beneficial than it used to be.
At the start of this week, most of us had never heard of SOPA or PIPA. But on Wednesday, everyone was talking about the online protest — and in Kendall Square, technologists approved.
Paper is everywhere — in your coffeemaker, on your desk, in the recycling bin. But what if it could save lives? One Cambridge company thinks a slip of paper holds the answer to diagnosing illness cheaply, anywhere.
Teaching babies to communicate in sign language is popular. Is it effective? That depends on whether you ask the medical establishment or the moms.
At Harvard, a program uses art to hone immigrants' language skills in preparation for the U.S. citizenship exam.
The new MITx online learning platform will offer students interactive labs, discussions and the opportunity to earn MIT credentials, provost Rafael Reif said.
You may buy your stamps at the supermarket and pay your bills online, but are you ready to see your neighborhood post office close? WGBH News looks into two Cambridge locations on the list for discontinuance.
This week, we look at how to create spaces that encourage creativity and inventiveness. What happens when you put hundreds of ambitious entrepreneurs in one building? Do great minds feed off each other? What can they teach us about success — and about potential pitfalls?
When you go online, do you know which eyes are watching you? Boston startup Abine is trying to give consumers more control over their personal information.
In this week's top life sciences and innovation news, Michael J. Fox's charity has given a local startup funding to improve Parkinson's treatment.
As the holiday shopping season starts, one familiar face is back in Cambridge: Bob Slate Stationer, which closed earlier this year. If its demise represented the death of local retail, paper and Harvard Square, what does the store's revival mean?
AOL co-founder Steve Case has invested in a Boston startup that's created a smartphone app popular among runners.
Attendees at an Occupy Harvard forum dissected the absence of key administrators — and a letter from university president Drew Faust that said Harvard locked its gates after students assaulted a police officer.
Will the new Harvard Innovation Lab, opening today, keep the next Zuck or Gates in Boston? That's the $20 million question.
If XL Hybrids' new venture succeeds, anyone could turn their gas-guzzling clunker into a hybrid electric car.
Harvard students and the media crowded around to hear Mark Zuckerberg explain his plans for Facebook — which do not involve opening a Boston office any time soon. UPDATE: Listen to his speech to students.
On Monday, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is recruiting at Harvard and MIT to tap into Boston's hot startup market — epitomized by fast-growing upstarts such as HubSpot, Gemvara, Kayak, TripAdvisor and Wayfair.
Rental car companies beware! A new peer-to-peer car sharing program allows neighbors to borrow each other's cars instead of owning one. See how RelayRides has shaken up the car-sharing marketplace.
Every Thursday, reporter Jared Bowen discusses the weekend's hottest arts events with WGBH Morning Edition Host Bob Seay. In Boston this Halloween, something campy this way comes.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is teaming with a Russian government–sponsored foundation to build a world-class graduate school of technology, known as SkTech, just outside Moscow.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is about to sign a historic agreement to help establish a major university in Russia—that will anchor a planned $6.6 billion town of technology, innovation and business success. SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE: A TIMELINE
MIT, FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION
In an interview with WGBH's Emily Rooney, Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren said she sympathizes with Occupy Boston protesters, even as she raises millions of dollars for her own campaign.
There's a new and controversial philosophy at Harvard University this year. All incoming students have been asked to take what has been dubbed "The Kindness Pledge." It sounds innocent enough, but the pledge is sparking debate.
Standard and Poor’s downgrading of the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+ has a lot of people in the Boston area wondering how it might affect them. But many others seem confused about the ratings process altogether.
The Emily Rooney Show
Shares of Zipcar Inc. are soaring in their market debut after the initial public offering priced better than the company had predicted.
POSTCARD FROM CAMBRIDGE
A growing number of individuals are dreaming up new possibilities for Boston’s civic data – basic streams of information on topics ranging from real-time bus data to sidewalks. They gathered for a low-key afternoon of brainstorming in Cambridge.
Drawings by the Vietnam veteran Bruce Stuart, who lived on the streets of Harvard Square for 10 years, are being exhibited at an art gallery in Harvard Square.
WGBH SPECIAL REPORT
Bruce Stuart has lived on the streets of Harvard Square for about 10 years. But his story is not about homelessness. It is about unheralded artistry and the acknowledgement of individuals who have grown accustomed to being invisible and unknown. Part one of a three-part series.
Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 person of the year. Although the 26-year-old created Facebook in Harvard Square, many locals don't think he was the right pick.
The Secret Life Of Scientists And Engineers
Meet neuroscientist Mollie Woodworth who studies ways to treat brain injuries—and shakes her pom-poms with MIT cheerleaders.
Varied, obscure, and classic is exactly how they like it. Throw in a tucked-away location, introductions by prominent and local food celebrities, and edible accompaniments, and you’ll find that’s exactly how the audience likes it, too.