News & Features

Thousands Protest During Tree Lighting
Thousands of demonstrators gathered on the Boston Common during the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony last night to protest what they see as the failure of America’s criminal justice system in two recent cases involving police killings of black men. More
Protesters Block Boston Roads, Shut Down MBTA Service
Thousands marched in protest of Wednesday's Grand Jury decision not to indict the NYPD officer involved in the choke-hold death of Eric Garner. BU News Reporter Meiling Bardard spoke with demonstrators at the Boston Common. More
Storify: Protest Breaks Out at Annual Tree Lighting
Chants of "We can't breathe and "Black Lives Matter" were the soundtrack at the Boston Common Holiday Lights concert and tree lighting ceremony Thursday night. Here's a roundup of BU News Service reporters's tweets during the demonstration. More
12 Ways to Procrastinate<br /> During Finals Study Period
Yeah, you know you should be studying, but the interwebs beckon. Here's a list of top ways to put off the inevitable. More
Patriots Lose A Big One; Terriers Take a Tumble in Polls
By Alex Hirsch BU News Service The Patriots traveled to the Frozen Tundra this past weekend to take on the Green Bay  More
Media Continue to Battle Financial Woes
BU's Daily Free Press successfully raised funds to avert a financial crisis, but some outlets aren't weathering the troubled times. More
Explainer: Marijuana Addiction - Fact or Fiction?
In Tuesday's election, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C., voted to lift restrictions on marijuana. As the legalization debate continues, we offer this explainer on the question of addiction. More
Can the Fall Experimental Football League Survive?
There is a new professional football team playing in Boston this fall. BUNS reporter Alex Reimer examines if the Boston Brawlers can beat the odds, and survive. More
MBTA Green Line Changes On Track
Possible safety upgrades and improvements to the MBTA's green line may be coming your way in the near future. BU news reporter Justin Shrair has this story from Commonwealth Avenue, in Boston. More


Why does salt melt ice? (and why you'll never ask another chemistry question)
In the midst of one of the snowiest winters in recent memory, the struggle to keep roadways clear has relied heavily on salt. But what exactly happens when NaCl meets H2O?
Science Special Report: Every year, hundreds of sea turtles wash up on the shores of New England’s Cape Cod bay and scientists still don’t understand why this happens.
Can you train a cheetah to be your pet? Bonus: What is the least trainable big cat?
Cheetahs are beautiful, and some people have them as pets. But can you really train your cheetah to be your pet? Yes, but it's not simple. Also, what's the LEAST trainable big cat?

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