Saudi Ties To U.S. Colleges Come Under Mounting ScrutinyU.S. colleges and universities, including at least one in Texas, have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in the wake of the killing of a journalist.
Fraternal Twins Named Co-Valedictorians, Set To Head To MIT TogetherThe graduates, who earned near perfect SAT scores and didn't have a grade lower than an A-minus in high school, now head to MIT.
Researchers Create 'Psychopath AI' Using Violent Images OnlineNorman is a "psychopath AI", created by researchers at the MIT Media Lab as a "case study on the dangers of artificial intelligence gone wrong."
Robot Fast-Food Chefs: Hype Or A Sign Of Industry Change?Robots can't yet bake a souffle or fold a burrito, but a new restaurant in Boston is employing what it calls a "never-before-seen robotic kitchen" to cook up ingredients and spout them into a bowl.
Texas Bioengineer Among Those Receiving MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' GrantsRebecca Richards-Kortum, a Texas bioengineer and Claudia Rankine, one of poetry's brightest stars, are among this year's 23 MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called "genius" grants.
Swallowing Tiny Robot Could Soon Help Stomach AilmentsHas your child swallowed a battery? In the future, a tiny robot could capture it and expel it. Researchers are designing an ingestible robot that could be used to patch wounds, deliver medicine or dislodge foreign objects.
Robots Learning Human Interaction From TV ShowsA computer that binge-watched YouTube videos and TV shows such as "The Big Bang Theory" learned how to predict whether actors were about to hug, kiss, shake hands or slap high fives.
Matt Damon Tells MIT Graduates To Take On The World's ProblemsMatt Damon is passing on to Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates a little bit of advice that he got from former President Bill Clinton.
MIT's Free Online Classes Can Lead To DegreeMIT has offered free online courses for the last four years with one major downside. They didn't count toward a degree. That's about to change.