News & Features

Special Report:<br/> Boston 2024
Amid divided public support and concerns about funding, the bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Boston continues. This special report looks at the pros, the cons, and the athletes as well as the potential roles that Boston's renowned institutions of higher learning could play if the Olympic torch is lit here. More
Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death
A federal jury Friday sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death, the final chapter to a brutal, emotionally exhausting trial that brought forth indelible images of an unspeakable crime. More
Composing Calligraphy: Words Inspire Music
BU senior Mo Zhao's "Splashes of Ink: A Musical Calligraphy," to showcase compositions by unconventional artist. More
Defense Seeking to Humanize Tsarnaev
Video: As the penalty phase in the marathon bombing trial continues, the defense is expected to bring witnesses to the stand, including Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's family members. Keiko Talley reports. More
Nepal Quake Updates
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal early Saturday, killing hundreds. Follow this page of updates via social media for the latest. More
A Science Circus
Curious about black holes or talking robots? Or maybe 3-D printing an iPhone case? Well you’re in luck – the  More
Hundreds Relay For Life
Students raise money for cancer research and treatment. BU News Service Reporter Erika Matera Banoun has the story.   More
Special Report: Marathon 2015
Did you miss our coverage of Marathon 2015? Here's a recap. More
Tiny House Movement Getting Bigger
The tiny house movement, focused on living life simply in smaller spaces, is growing in popularity. Paul Dudley reports. More


Parkinson's Beyond the Brain
By the time a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, seventy percent of the damage is already done. In an effort to understand the progression of the disease and diagnose it earlier, more and more scientists are moving their microscopes to the patient’s gut.
Decreasing Deadly Desensitization
Once a savior to nurses and patients, excessive patient monitoring alarms in hospitals is leading to patient injuries and even deaths. Nurses and engineers are working together to reduce unnecessary alarms and improve patient care.
Condor Couples
The best-laid plans of zookeepers go awry in a vine-wreathed cage at the Franklin Park Zoo, as a condor conflict unfolds. Can two birds bond to ensure the future of their species?

Special Reports

Special Report: Marathon 2015
Did you miss our coverage of Marathon 2015? Here's a recap.
CES 2015
BU News Service traveled to Las Vegas to check out the latest in tech at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Boston Says Goodbye to Mayor Menino
Remembering the life of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino
Mid-term Elections 2014
Complete coverage of the 2014 mid-term elections.