CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Harvard University says it has finished investigating widespread cheating in an open-book, take-home final exam, but it isn't explaining exactly what happened to the students or how many were involved. In an email Friday, Harvard released general information about cases heard by its academic integrity board... more »
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard University professor has unveiled a fourth century fragment of papyrus that she says is the only existing ancient text that quotes Jesus explicitly referring to having a wife. Karen King, an expert in the history of Christianity, says the text contains a dialogue in which... more »
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) - Five Massachusetts universities are building a supercomputing center in Holyoke that will increase their research and may also boost the city. Boston University, Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts have formed the venture to research protein structure, fluid... more »
A biology professor was charged with murder late Friday in the shooting deaths of three colleagues at the campus.
Amy Bishop, a Harvard University-trained neuroscientist, was reportedly upset over being denied tenure.
Authorities say the researcher opened fire during an afternoon faculty meeting at the University of Alabama's... more »
The tradition of Hasty Pudding continued Thursday with actress Anne Hathaway.
"Oh, I think it couldn't be more beautiful.. a very Hasty pudding parade," Hathaway said.
Hundreds lined Mass Avenue in Cambridge to honor Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year.
The celebration continued with a roast.
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A majority of the 30-million Americans who get migraines are extremely sensitive to light -- even those who are blind, but can still detect light. Using lab animals, researchers traced the path of brain cells during a migraine. They found exposure to light triggered a flow of electrical signals that... more »
Parents who thought their preschoolers were spending time in home-based day cares, taking naps, eating healthy snacks and learning to play nicely with others may be surprised to discover they are sitting as many as two hours a day in front of a TV, according to a study published Monday.... more »
Men who've had the most environmental lead exposure throughout their lifetime could be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease, according to a new Harvard study.
Although both are banned now -- old paint and leaded gas were the most common sources of lead exposure.
The study included... more »