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MIT to offer free education, online courses to all

The disruption of higher education just got very interesting. It appears that the disruptors — private, online universities — are being disrupted at their own game. One of the pantheons of traditional on-site learning, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has announced it will be launching online courses that will be free and open to the world.

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MIT to offer free education, online courses to all

Source: SmartPlanet, Mon January 02, 2012
The disruption of higher education just got very interesting. It appears that the disruptors — private, online universities — are being disrupted at their own game. One of the pantheons of traditional on-site learning, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has announced it will be launching online courses that will be free and open to the world.

Dr. Roseanna Means, Hero this article opens in a new window

Story contains video Source: CNN, Sun January 30, 2011
Dr. Roseanna Means is bringing quality medical care -- for free -- to women in Boston's homeless shelters. She and her nonprofit organization, Women of Means, have helped 2,500 women and children each year since 1999.

Spinal cord regeneration success in mice

Source: BBC, Sun August 08, 2010
US researchers have for the first time encouraged substantial regrowth in nerves controlling voluntary movement after spinal cord injury.

Child finds wedding rings that were missing for 30 years

Source: WHDH, Fri November 13, 2009
A three-year-old boy made a sparkling find to brighten the day of one local woman.

Surprise: Burglaries Down Despite Downturn

Source: NPR, Wed November 11, 2009
During recessions, crime tends to rise, especially burglaries and other financial-related offenses.

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Space Observatory images

Source: Telegraph, Tue November 10, 2009
For the first time an infant neutron star has been been observed (blue dot in the centre of the image).

Roof Tiles Would Save Energy By Turning Color

Source: Environmental Leader, Sat October 17, 2009
By turning white in warmer weather and thus reflecting light, a new breed of roof tiles could save companies energy.

‘Wheelchair Recycler’ Gives Back Freedom

Source: AOL News, Fri October 16, 2009
The man best known as the "Wheelchair Recycler" has spent the past 11 years building and fixing power chairs for the people with the greatest need, but who often could not otherwise afford one.

Camper Bike: A Home On Three Wheels

Source: Inhabitat, Tue August 25, 2009
There’s a sense of freedom to be found in loading up your RV with all you need to survive and hitting the road to explore new places and commune with nature.

Chemicals to attack and kill cancer stem cells identified

Source: The Hindu, Mon August 17, 2009
Researchers have discovered a way to identify drugs that can specifically attack and kill cancer stem cells, a finding that could lead to a new generation of anti-cancer medicines and a new strategy of treatment.

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