News & Features

Student Loan Debt: Worth the Payoff?
BU News Service reporter Paul Dudley spoke with BU students and experts on the economy to examine the effects of  More
Gardner Theft Still a Mystery 25 Years Later
On the 25th anniversary of the largest art heist and "who-dunnit" mystery at Boston's at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, BUTV reporter Hayley Crombleholme takes a look back. More
On Heist Anniversary, Journalist Discusses New Book, Clues
Stephen Kurkjian, author of the new book "Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist." Kurkjian discusses the 25th anniversary of the historic theft from Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. More
March in St. Patrick's Parade Marks Milestone for Gays
The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Boston has long been controversial for its exclusion of gay communities, but big changes happened in Boston this year. More
Snow Poses Challenges for Disabled
It's been frustrating for pedestrians and vehicles traveling around the city this winter. For the those with physical disabilities, it's been particularly challenging. More
Cape Wind Proponents Keep up Fight
Audio: Activists recently rallied on Boston Common in an effort to get the troubled Cape Wind project back on track after a major setback. Jake Lucas reports. More

Science

 
To Puff or Not to Puff: Science's Two Cents in the Marijuana Debate
Marijuana is becoming rapidly legalized for medicinal use across the United States. But when tight government regulations make it difficult to study, researchers are only beginning to grasp marijuana's potential health benefits--and risks.
Tackling the Muddiness of Reality: A Profile of Dr. Jon Simon
Jon Simon is Boston University's Director of the Center for Global Health and Development. He witnesses the tragedy of poverty on every business trip, but finds motivation in his desire to improve children's lives.
Bad News for Big Babies: The Elephant Fertility Crisis
Baby elephants are among the most adorable infants of the animal kingdom, with their oversize floppy ears, tiny soft eyes, and fuzzy rounded backs. But despite their popularity in American zoos, these babies are all too rare: Captive elephants are facing a population crash.

Special Reports

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.
2014 Marathon
Full coverage of the 2014 Boston marathon.