News & Features

Counselors Continue to Help Ease Marathon Trauma
Counselors who worked with those affected after the marathon bombings returned to help them deal with the one-year anniversary. More
A Look Into Heartbreak Hill's Iconic History and Challenges
Every year, Newton's Heartbreak Hill provides an arduous challenge for Boston Marathon runners because of its gradual ascent. This year will be no different. Reporter Andre Khatchaturian takes a look at the iconic history and challenges of Heartbreak Hill. More
Team Lu Gets Ready to Run in Honor of Lu Lingzi
Seven runners associated with Boston University were selected by the Lu family in order to run in honor of Lu Lingzi and raise money for the Lu Lingzi Memorial Scholarship Fund. Reporter Andre Khatchaturian spoke with Team Lu at a fundraising event. More
Geologist Looks to Earth's Past for Hints of Earth's Future
Geologist Sam Bowring, a professor at MIT, thinks unlocking mysteries of Earth's past will allow us to better understand climate change and Earth's future. Human understanding, however, starts with basic earth science education and many schools no longer have it. More
Mood at the Marathon Finish Line
AUDIO: Reporter Jamie Bologna visited the Boston Marathon finish line this morning to speak with people visiting the site one year after the bombings. More
Share Your Thoughts
On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, we invite you to share your memories here. More
Saucony's Limited Edition Running Shoes
Saucony and the Marathon Sports store rolled out the green carpet to welcome the fortunate few who managed to snag a pair of the Kinvara 5 Boston Edition running shoes. More
Dana-Farber Team Races for World Without Cancer
VIDEO: The Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge team, more than 700 strong, will race again to raise funds in support of the battle against cancer. More
Heroin: One Face of Addiction
Massachusetts has declared a heroin overdose emergency. What's behind some of the reports of overdose and deaths? Jenanine Ilacqua reports. More

Science

 
Dr. Google is Full of Sh**
As the popularity of fecal matter transplants skyrockets, some researchers and doctors are worried we need to slow down and evaluate these treatments more carefully.
Feeling It
What modern video games could learn from their analogue ancestors.
The Striking Nature of Venom
Exposure to toxic venom hardly seems like a recipe for alleviating pain, but the proteins in snake bites and bee stings might represent a safer alternative to opioids.

Special Reports

JFK: A Death in Dallas
The nation paused to remember on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a son of Massachusetts. BUNS responded with special coverage from Boston, Washington and Dallas.
Marathon, Bombings
On a day that’s normally joyous as runners cross the Boston Marathon finish line, BU News Service switched from chronicling triumph to reporting a tragedy.
Inauguration 2013
BU News Service traveled to Washington, DC, to cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.