Using AI to reduce the risk of HIV

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an AI system that can identify the people within a social network who can most effectively promote information about HIV prevention to their peers.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 19, 2021 ~6 min

Banning disruptive online groups is a game of Whac-a-Mole that web giants just won't win

Deplatformed groups can all too easily flock to alternative platforms to coordinate.

Andrea Baronchelli, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, City, University of London • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life

Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.

Michael Parkinson, Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan & Workpartners, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~10 min

18 million US children are at risk of hunger: How is the problem being addressed and what more can be done?

An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..

Kecia Johnson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Mississippi State University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~13 min

Whitehaven coal mine plans progress as government refuses to call it in

The government rejects holding an inquiry into plans for a coal mine, meaning it can progress.

Jan. 6, 2021 ~2 min

MIT in the media: 2020 in review

In a particularly newsworthy year, news and views from the MIT community made headlines.

MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 22, 2020 ~9 min

With campus as a test bed, climate action starts and continues at MIT

MIT serves as a laboratory for a multifaceted approach to address the Institute’s own contributions to climate change.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Dec. 18, 2020 ~10 min

No, soaring COVID-19 cases are not due to more testing – they show a surging pandemic

COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the US. Testing has ramped up over the past few months, but increasing hospitalizations, deaths and test-positivity rates show that the virus is out of control.

Zoë McLaren, Associate Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~6 min

An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min

LabXchange’s free platform built for STEM students, educators

LabXchange, a free digital-learning platform for science education, allows students, educators, scientists, and researchers to collaborate globally in an online community.

Deborah Blackwell • harvard
Oct. 27, 2020 ~6 min