Latest Boston University Stories

2011-02-21 07:00:00

March 10 -14, New York The fourth annual InCite Arts Festival, presented by the Boston University College of Fine Arts NEW YORK, Feb.

2011-02-18 16:55:44

A team of research biologists headed by Thomas H. Kunz, professor of biology and director of the Center of Ecology and Conservation Biology at Boston University, will conduct a symposium on the emerging scientific discipline of aeroecology at this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting.

2011-02-10 11:15:00

Cheryl Knott's NSF-supported work helps us understand why orangutans require protection and conservation.

2010-12-10 13:15:00

A study said that most exercise appears to have little relationship with the quality or quantity of sperm, but men who bike at least five hours a week have fewer and less active sperm than men who did not exercise.

2010-11-18 14:33:00

Sunday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. EST on www.bu.edu/cfa/totenberg100 BOSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time ever on Sunday, November 21, a live orchestra performance will be webcast with video from Boston's historic Symphony Hall.

2010-09-01 20:46:21

Researchers at Boston University and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have discovered that charitable behavior exists in one of the most microscopic forms of life—bacteria.

2010-08-25 18:50:20

Researchers have developed technology for large-scale solar power installations to self-clean.

2010-08-12 19:20:00

Researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering and Boston University have fabricated and characterized the first large area metamaterial structures patterned on implantable, bio-compatible silk substrates.

2010-07-02 05:40:00

Boston University researchers have discovered a genetic sequence that predicts with more accuracy than ever before whether a person will live to the age of 100 -- even if they have other genes associated with disease.

2010-06-24 08:35:00

Planetary scientists have uncovered telltale signs of water on Mars — frozen and liquid — in the earliest period of the Red Planet’s history.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.