Researchers at Northeastern University have studied human empathy for animals. In one experiment, people were given a false news story about a victim being beaten with a bat. The participants […]
Bringing student loan debt — or any debt — into retirement is dangerous since retirement already is full of variables, with the largest being how long the retiree will live, […]
Nasty road craters are the bane of any driver. Now researchers in Boston are using new technology to spot potholes before they start.
Today’s research offers a one-two punch in the search for new antibiotics: a different way of finding them and the discovery of one: Teixobactin, that makes antibiotic resistance unlikely. “My […]
The demand for electricity has, of course, grown exponentially since then, and it’s expected to keep rising; the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates we’ll be using almost one-third more by 2040. […]
For years now, merchants have tracked individual online shopping habits to personalize their websites and attract customers. That also helps them make assumptions about income and spending power. But a […]
A computer model created by Northeastern University physicist Alexi Vespignani attempts to calculate the risks of global travel in the age of Ebola and suggests a travel ban would be […]
The 30th edition of “Best Colleges” was released Tuesday. Brian Kelly, editor of U.S News & World Report, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the process behind the rankings.
Rob Franek, Senior Vice President and Publisher of The Princeton Review, discusses their annual book of college rankings — “The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition.”
Bureo skateboards look like fish because they are made from old fishing nets. They started out as garbage — fishing nets discarded in the waters off Chile. About 640,000 tons of […]
Since New Year’s Eve at least a half dozen pedestrians have been hit and killed by vehicles in the greater Bay Area. The Dutch have already dealt with this conundrum over […]
“Does it make sense for our country to borrow money from China to give it to the unemployed in America? That is weakening us as a country,” Sen. Rand Paul, […]
Authorities say they uncovered a “dungeon” in Portway’s basement. CBS Boston reports the room was sound-proofed and contained handcuffs and a child-sized coffin. Disposable scalpels were also uncovered, the Associated Press reports. “This […]
College students have more empathy for battered dogs than they do for battered human adults, according to a recent study. Puppies and human children, meanwhile, evoke equal levels of empathy. In […]
Criminologist James Fox of Northeastern University said mass killers are impossible to spot until after the fact. “The irony is that these mass killings are the very kind of crimes that […]
In 1998, when new laws were passed, 65 murders were committed with firearms. In 2010, the latest figure available, it was almost twice as many: 122, an increase of 88 percent. […]
Criminologist Jack Levin at Northeastern University said Lanza’s isolation and a possible rivalry with other mass killers are characteristics that the Sandy Hook gunman shares with other shooters. “It is […]
After a widely criticized performance in this week’s debate, President Obama proved he’s not immune to the pitfalls of the modern presidential campaign cycle. But the president can take solace […]
As soon as America knew the name of the man who allegedly opened fire in a Colorado movie theater Friday, the brother of Jessica Ghawi, one of the victims of […]
So far, we know very little about James Holmes, the 24-year old former PhD student who is suspected of opening fire in a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning. But […]
Often thought of as the center of the home, the kitchen island is a recent invention that is now a feature in about 50 percent of new homes. Nancy Giles reports.
Massachusetts high school students would be required to stay in school until age 18 under a bill approved Thursday by a legislative panel hoping to reduce the number of students […]
The latest FBI figures show there’s a lot less violent crime across the country this year, a trend experts attribute to a larger investment in crime prevention by government and […]
Here’s some good news: Violent crime dropped 6% in the United States in 2010, the FBI reported Monday, making it the fourth consecutive year that violent crime has declined on […]