News & Features

The Power of Narrative: Photo gallery
Photo Gallery: A look at The Power of Narrative, a conference hosted by the Boston University College of Communication, featuring names like Jill Abramson, Sarah Koenig, Masha Gessen, Alex Tizon. More
For Better or Worse, Labels Woven Into Our Lives
Audio Special Report: Labels can be visible or hidden. They influence what we eat and drink, what music we listen to, and even how we define ourselves. This report explores the many ways that labels are woven throughout lives. More
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
Opposition to Boston Olympics Mounts
Boston 2024 has been working hard at bringing the Olympics to Boston, but the people of Boston don't seem to be on board. More
Event Spotlights Art in the City
Boston's citywide festival--Design Week--is increasing awareness of the city's arts. Lauren Westberg visited one of the participating studios to get an artist's perspective. More
Plan Seeks to Make Comm. Ave Safer for Cyclists
Cyclists will be more protected, but traffic could be more congested under a sweeping plan announced by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. 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.