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Alec Baldwin Takes Feud With Trump Up Another Notch

Expect a reply from the president any time now.<p>Actor Alec Baldwin’s feud with President Donald Trump is showing no signs of dying down.<p>On Monday’s broadcast of “The Tonight Show,” Baldwin took his beef with the president (who he portrays on “Saturday Night Live”) up a notch with a series of amusing …

Shia LaBeouf opens up about his mother's rape, says he has PTSD

Shia LaBeouf is opening up for the first time about a traumatic event that he says left him with PTSD.<p>In a new interview with <i>Esquire</i>, the 31-year-old actor recalls his sometimes-difficult childhood growing up in the San Fernando Valley with his mother Shayna Saide after his parents divorced when he …

5 new shows you need to watch this spring (hint: Bill Hader and Sandra Oh)

Which new TV shows should be on your radar this spring? From offbeat comedies to star-studded prestige dramas, here are the five we think you should give a try.<p>On My Block (Netflix)<p><b>March 16 (all episodes streaming)</b><p>It'd be a shame if this delightful teen comedy gets lost in the incessant barrage of …

Building better bile ducts

The bile ducts form a network of tubes within the liver and transfer bile produced in the liver to the bowel. In biliary disorders, this transport …

In Vivo

Scientists Uncover Rare Cause of Deadly Mexico Quake

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Six months have passed since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck …

The Self and the Fear of Death

Buddhist monks believe that the self is an illusion. Though the unenlightened become reincarnated into new selves, the goal of monasticism is to …

BU Hub, First General Education Program, Debuts Fall 2018

“Science requires more than intelligence. It requires courage.”<b>Richard Samuel Deese</b> (GRS’95,’07), a College of General Studies lecturer in social …

Orcas Spotted Off the Irish Coast Show Us Why These Animals Belong in the Wild

Orcas (also known as killer whales) are one of the most awe-inspiring animal species of the sea. They live in tightly bonded matrilineal pods and …

The condescending smiles of others stress us out

Not all smiles are made equal. In fact, scientists have discovered three types of smiles: rewarding smiles, which indicate encouragement; affiliation …

The Pitch-Black Exoplanet WASP-12b

This artist’s impression shows the exoplanet WASP-12b — an alien world as black as fresh asphalt, orbiting a star like our Sun. Scientists were able …

Exoplanets

The Science Websites That We Read Every Day

There's a lot of junk on the internet, but the web is still a wonderful place to share and discover knowledge. For science enthusiasts and news …

Albert Einstein

Psychoanalysis Gets to the Root of the Problem

<b>By Alexandra Sacks, M.D.</b><p>Patients come to me with frustrating conundrums such as “My last three boyfriends cheated on me. Why do I keep falling for …

A Bizarre Tectonic Plate "Bend" Is Causing Mexico's Terrible Earthquakes, Study Shows

And we still don't know how to predict them.<p>Six months have passed since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico City, toppling 40 buildings and …

Earth Science

Paleontologists discover 520 million-year-old fossilized brains in remains of ancient predator

Finding intact fossils of hardened bone and teeth can be difficult on its own, but the real challenge for paleontologists is often locating the …

The Brain

What Therapists Wish All Parents Knew

Asking for help in managing a child’s behavior is one of the most courageous things parents can do. Saying, “I’m not sure what to do about my child’s …

Mental Health

New effort to bring 'Lolita the killer whale' back to Northwest from Miami Seaquarium

LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. - The Lummi Nation is making a serious effort to return Tokitae, also known as Lolita the killer whale, back to her ancestral …

Coast Salish

Virus found in pond used to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria and save patient

Doctors have used a virus from a lake to save a heart patient when antibiotics failed to tackle a chest infection.<p>The outcome of the experimental …

Engineering the immune system to kill cancer cells

In late 2015, former President Jimmy Carter announced that he was free of the metastatic melanoma that had spread to his liver and brain. In addition …

We probably won’t hear from aliens. But by the time we do, they’ll be dead.

If signals from an alien civilization ever reach Earth, odds are the aliens will already be dead.In an effort to update the 1961 Drake Equation, …

Wandering gut bacteria could be behind conditions like lupus

When scientists sequenced the human genome, it gave us an unprecedented (and organized) understanding of how genes affect our health. In recent …

Autoimmune Diseases

The cliff that changed our understanding of time

A rocky, remote outcrop in Scotland inspired the realisation that the Earth was millions of years old – and led Charles Darwin to his theory of evolution.<p>“Just a bit further, round the next bend,” my guide Jim said, as our fishing boat pitched and rolled in the choppy waters of the North Sea. It …

Seafloor

Third nor'easter in 2 weeks to slam New England: What's going on here?

Residents of Southern New England are used to snowstorms, including the classic blizzards that can stalk this region like a hunter tracks prey. Such …

North Atlantic

Who's Running NASA?

An interim administrator has been overseeing the space agency for more than 13 months—and now he’s leaving, too.<p>There was only one witness at a congressional hearing about NASA’s budget last week, and he wasn’t even supposed to be there.<p>The witness, Robert Lightfoot, has worked at NASA for years. …

Should Some Species Be Allowed to Die Out?

<b>O</b>ne day last spring, Lisa Crampton stood at the base of a tall ohia tree, deep in the forested interior of Kauai. That morning, Crampton and five other field biologists had spent two hours hiking to a narrow clearing, where a hovering helicopter airdropped a large aluminum ladder. Although the …

Eggs

Quantum Physicists Doubled the Information Speed Limit of the Universe

There's a limit to how fast information can move through the universe, just like there's a limit to how fast everything else can move through the …

Quantum Physics

Humans Were Nearly Wiped Out by This Supervolcano 74,000 Years Ago. Here's How We Survived

How to survive the apocalypse.<p>It was the closest thing to an apocalypse in 2 million years.<p>The eruption of the Mount Toba supervolcano some 74,000 …

Geology

74,000-Year-Old Fossils Uncover Humans Who Survived a Volcanic Winter

"Perhaps our study will waken people up to the potential of volcanic catastrophe."<p>About 74,000 years ago, a volcanic eruption more powerful than any …

Hubble Just Found a "Relic Galaxy," and It's Absolutely Stunning

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a strange kind of galaxy surprisingly close to home.<p>A new study published Monday in <i>Nature</i> reports that …

Black Holes

How ancient humans survived global ‘volcanic winter’ from massive eruption

About 74,000 years ago, a colossal volcano in Sumatra named Toba blew its top in the largest eruption to occur anywhere on Earth in the past 2 …

Geology