News & Features

Slain Officer Remembered by Sister, Friends
MIT Police Officer Sean Collier is remembered by his sister for his sense of humor, his sense of adventure and his love for being a police officer. More
Thousands Gather to Honor MIT Police Officer Collier
MIT community and friends gathered Friday morning to remember MIT police Officer Sean Collier's life--a life of bravery, strength and love. More
Bound by Tragedy: A Restaurant and Charity Look to 2014 Boston Marathon for Closure
Last year, Forum restaurant on Boylston Street was ground zero for the second Boston Marathon bombing. The restaurant, its staff and The Joe Andruzzi Foundation it hosted at last year's race have healed together and plan on "finishing what they started." 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


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.