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  • North Korea succession: Analysts see turbulent period ahead

    Amid signs that North Korea's Kim Jong-il is paving the way for his Swiss-educated son to assume power, analysts caution that his youth, and need to prove himself, could pose risks for the US.
    09/28/2010 07:17 pm

  • Opinion A bold -- and painless -- way to unleash energy innovation and create jobs

    As we saw in the 1970s, new energy technologies blossom when oil gets expensive. We can raise the price of fossil fuels again without hurting consumers – if we implement a fee and rebate system.
    09/24/2010 02:01 pm

  • Aafia Siddiqui, alleged Al Qaeda associate, gets 86-year sentence

    Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neurosurgeon who the US says has ties to Al Qaeda members, was sentenced to 86 years in prison for attempted murder today.
    09/23/2010 06:41 pm

  • Can 'The Town' be top of the Hub? Top 5 Boston-based movies

    The Red Sox may be struggling to make the playoffs this season, but Boston is a perennial box-office favorite. The latest Boston-based film to hit silver screens is "The Town," starring and directed by local boy Ben Affleck. The top 10 Boston-based films, ranked by US box-office receipts, includes the Sox-centered "Fever Pitch," according to Turner Classic Movies and Also on the list is the 1968 version of "The Thomas Crown Affair" starring Steve McQueen, which was shot on Boston's Beacon Hill. Do your favorite Boston films make the top 5?
    09/17/2010 08:34 pm

  • Green Economics In defense of the modern research university

    Research universities aren't perfect, but they do have a role to play. They should start by reallocating their best resources, their faculty, to serve the undergraduates instead of the graduates.
    09/17/2010 04:10 pm

  • Nuclear power a viable competitor in US energy market, study finds

    High costs of building nuclear power plants may put the industry at a disadvantage to fossil-fuel-burning energy producers, says a study from MIT. But reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, a controversial practice, won't be necessary, it finds.
    09/17/2010 03:32 pm

  • World's top 10 universities, Harvard leads again

    Times Higher Education, the United Kingdom's leading higher education news publication, today released its first-ever international university rankings. American universities dominate the top of the Times list, faring much better than in rankings released last week by former Times partner Quacquarelli Symonds. The disparate results have already prompted debate about the criteria for evaluating and ranking universities.
    09/16/2010 06:47 pm

  • The world's Top 10 universities

    QS released its annual World University Rankings list of the top 200 universities Wednesday. The UK's University of Cambridge overtook former No. 1 Harvard University, the first time the leading US university was not in the No. 1 spot. Click right arrow to see school's ranked in ascending order.
    09/08/2010 04:03 pm

  • Global News Blog The world's Top 200 universities: Harvard no longer No. 1?

    The annual QS survey of the world's Top 200 universities says the best picks are in the US and the UK. But Asian schools are on the rise.
    09/08/2010 03:00 pm

  • US News college rankings: Here are the Top 5 value schools

    US News college rankings were released Tuesday and, not surprisingly, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale grabbed the three top spots. But US News also rated the colleges and universities by value. Here are the Top 5 high-quality national universities whose typical financial aid package covers the most college costs, including books and transportation:
    08/17/2010 03:23 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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