Science and the 99%: Why some area researchers support Occupy Boston

MIT biologist Jonathan King doesn’t need to look too far to find the influence of the so-called “1%” on the nation’s scientific agenda. The newest, flashiest building on campus is the “David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research,” named for the conservative activist and MIT alum who made his millions in oil, gas and industrial chemicals.  Read more

Can the Terriers top Harvard in the lab to win the college inventors prize?

In the opening scene of the movie “The Social Network,” the Mark Zuckerberg character tell his soon-to-be-ex girlfriend that she doesn’t need to get home to study. Why? You go to BU, the socially-inept Harvard lad tells her.  Read more