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RNA combination therapy for lung cancer offers promise for personalized medicine

Researchers improve therapeutic response in clinically relevant model of lung-tumor growth.
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MIT News Office

Inspired readings

Meet MIT professor Arthur Bahr, a former figure skater who makes medieval literature come alive.
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The Inverse Square

Republicans Got Nothing…

So they cheat: The National Republican Congressional Committee, which came under fire earlier this year for a deceptive series of fake Democratic candidate websites that it later changed after public outcry, has launched a new set of deceptive websites, this time designed to look like local news sources. The NRCC has created about two dozen […]
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MIT Spectrum

Watch this Origami-inspired Robot Fold Up and Walk Away

Using the same flexible plastic sheets that children use to make Shrinky Dinks, researchers at MIT and Harvard have devised a robot that can assemble itself—and then walk away on its own. The unique little ‘bots come to life by combining the principles of origami, the Japanese paper-folding art, and electrical engineering. The body is [...]
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Finding a piece of the proton-spin puzzle

Particle physicists measure the spin contribution of the proton’s antiquark.
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The Inverse Square

And the Internet Shall Make Us Free, Gender Equity Division

I have a friend in the science writing game (many actually; I’m a wealthy man that way).  This particular friend has built a career out of writing about physics, mostly, along with a bit of math,* all with a truly distinct style, voice, and stance.  The work begins from the true premise: physics and the […]
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MIT Spectrum

Does Religion Boost Happiness? Ask an Economist

Religion and happiness are difficult concepts to wrestle into a data set, but in what Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner praised as a “great teaching sequence,” MIT economist Jonathan Gruber ’87 recently walked listeners through his methodology for doing just that. The podcast attempted to answer the question of whether religion makes people happier—a topic [...]
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This Origami Robot Can Fold Itself Up & Scurry Away [Video]

Origami is taking on a new, futuristic shape of Transformer-like proportions. Researchers from Harvard and MIT have created a robot that, when armed with batteries, can fold itself into a complex shape and scurry away — all in under four...
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MIT Spectrum

Half of Ikea’s US workers are getting a raise—with help from an MIT professor

Ikea, the world’s largest furniture retailer, recently announced that the average minimum hourly wage in its 38 existing US stores will rise to $10.76, an increase of 17% and $3.51 above the federal minimum wage. The hourly wage will vary according to the cost of living in each IKEA location. And the company will determine [...]
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The Tech

Financial aid tune-up targets upper-middle-class applicants

By Leon LinNEWS EDITOR Tired of losing students to schools like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale, this year MIT tweaked its financial aid formula to sweeten the deal for undergraduates from families making $100,000 to $150,000.
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The Tech

Summer classes try digital tools

By Katherine Nazemi While researchers were running experiments in MIT labs this summer, the Institute was conducting an educational experiment of its own, piloting for-credit summer classes through the “summer@future” initiative.
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The Tech

Waitlist sees use again, 3 years later

By Shenghao Wang For many, the wait was over. But 28 students who held out months longer than everyone else this year finally received welcome news from MIT: they were admitted from the waitlist.
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