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Harvard, MIT sue Trump gov't over order revoking visas for foreign students

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:12 PM

The lawsuit is in response to a July 6 announcement by the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement that the affected students must leave the country or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition

MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito resigns in the wake of Epstein coverup

Sep 08, 2019 - 1:58 PM

The university is set to hire a prominent law firm to conduct an 'immediate, thorough, and independent investigation' on the allegations against MIT Media Lab

RESIGNED. Joi Ito resigns from the MIT Media Lab on September 7, 2019. File photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25/AFP

PH startup Connected Women among 12 finalists at MIT innovation challenge

Aug 30, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Connected Women Jobs website allows Filipinas to search for online jobs in customer service, marketing, editorial services, and administrative work

FINALISTS. From left to right, the members of Connected Women: chief technology officer Bobby Jimenez, CEO Gina Romero, business development head Ria San Gabriel, and senior developer JC Soriano. Photo from Connected Women

New headset lets you interact with computers using your mind

Apr 09, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Electrodes on the device recognize neuromuscular signals in the face and jaw that are triggered by saying words in your head

ALTEREGO. A man wears AlterEgo, a wearable system, that 'allows a user to silently converse with a computing device without any voice or discernible movements – thereby enabling the user to communicate with devices, AI assistants, applications, or other people in a silent, concealed, and seamless manner.' Screenshot from YouTube/MIT Media Lab

Begini kondisi terkini kelompok Santoso di Poso

Sep 23, 2016 - 6:43 PM

11 anggota kelompok Santoso masih sembunyi di Pegunungan Biru Poso tetapi tidak satupun dari mereka menjadi pemikir

Meet the woman paving the way for gender-specific medical treatments

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:40 PM

31 year old Heather Bowerman heads Dot Labs a US based startup that believes hormonal differences between men and women merit drugs tailor made for each gender

INSTANT DATA. Heather Bowerman is speeding up hormonal analysis through her startup Dot Labs. Image from Heather Bowerman's Facebook page

Kapolda Sulteng: Istri Santoso ikut berlatih perang di Poso

Jul 23, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Jamiatun Muslim terus mendampingi Santoso selama berada di dalam hutan

ISTRI SANTOSO DITANGKAP. Anggota satuan tugas Tinombala menangkap istri Santoso, Delima di Pegunungan Tambaran, Poso, Sulawesi Tengah. Ilustrasi oleh Adinda Maya/Rappler

After death of Indonesia's top terrorist, comrades 'may join Abu Sayyaf'

Jul 21, 2016 - 10:34 PM

A terror expert warns the supporters of Santoso may move to the Philippines following his death

santoso tewas

Indonesia's ISIS-linked, most wanted terrorist is dead

Jul 19, 2016 - 3:29 PM

Santoso alias Abu Wardah is dead after a gunfight between police and militants

Teroris Santoso diduga tewas tertembak

Jul 19, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Salah satu jenazah yang kini tengah dievakuasi polisi memiliki ciri ciri mirip dengan Amir MIT Abu Wardah alias Santoso

SCOT: A driverless car for the future, today

Oct 26, 2015 - 10:23 AM

Meet SCOT a driverless vehicle developed in Singapore

MEET SCOT. The Shared Computer Operated Transport, or SCOT. Photo by Shaira Panela

Rappler Gaming League: League of Legends Tournament Round 2 recap: MIT Kryptonite versus APC Rams

Aug 12, 2015 - 6:47 PM

The Kryptonite and the Rams clash in Round 2 of Rappler Gaming League s LoL Intercollegiate Tournament

So Close VorN secures first blood and nearly walks away victorious, but an enemy minion avenges the fallen RAMS Jani.

HIGHLIGHTS: RGL Round 2: League of Legends online tournament

Aug 08, 2015 - 6:07 PM

APC Rams beats Mapua s Kryptonite Watch the highlights

Filipina top MIT grad: 'We are all Filipinos'

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:51 PM

A Filipino graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT rallies against those who belittle the achievement of UP s Tiffany Uy

'Don't stay silent in face of racism' - Filipina MIT grad

Jun 28, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Fellow student achiever Carmela Lao a Filipina Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate comes to the defense of UP summa cum laude graduate Tiffany Uy and calls for an end to racism

A ‘collaboratory’ for urban solutions

Jul 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM

A Singaporean research campus is home to local and foreign expertise in the city state’s quest to find solutions for a changing urban landscape

The Senseable City Lab at the SMART CREATE center in Singapore. KD Suarez/Rappler

The innovative organization

May 31, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Rappler talks to research scientist Dr Jayakanth Srinivasan about building organizations designed for innovation

Tropical cyclones moving poleward, says study

May 16, 2014 - 3:56 PM

Regions once considered to be relatively cyclone safe may become more exposed while regions closer to the equator may run less risk of being hit

A satellite image of Tropical Storm Man-yi (which later became a typhoon) on September 13, 2013, at 1:15 UTC. Man-yi later hit Japan. Image courtesy NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Scientists: Scroll that mentions Jesus' wife genuine

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Discovery of the scroll renews debates over celibacy and the role of women in the Church since Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was not married

US to seek death penalty for accused Boston bomber

Jan 31, 2014 - 7:28 AM

Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges related to the bombings

DZOKHAR TSARNAEV.The US seeks the death penalty for the accused Boston bomber.  File photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

'False memories' take life in the lab

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:47 AM

A better understanding of false memories could help treat post traumatic stress and possibly cut back on inaccurate eyewitness testimony that jails innocent people experts say

Poverty reduction: What works, what doesn’t

May 04, 2013 - 8:30 AM

In addressing poverty and development issues there are no miracle cures

Tsarnaev carjacking victim tells story

May 01, 2013 - 11:10 AM

The carjacking victim of the Tsarnaev brothers paints a picture of the events between the MIT campus shooting and the Watertown shootout

SHOOTOUT. The Tsarnaev brothers in Watertown, hiding behind their carjacked vehicle. Photo by Andrew Kitzenberg of

Weighing social media as a crisis tool

Apr 25, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Let s look at social media and its role during and after the Boston bombing and the issues that made it problematic

CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS. Going over social media and its role during and after the Boston bombing.

Timeline: Boston marathon bombings

Apr 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Here are the key events related to the Boston marathon bombings on April 15

Boston bombing suspect believed surrounded: media

Apr 20, 2013 - 7:42 AM

Gunfire erupted minutes after police said they believed that Tsarnaev had escaped a mass dragnet thrown over Watertown

MANHUNT. Watertown, Massachusetts is placed on lockdown as police search for 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He is "armed and dangerous," according to Boston police. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Boston bomb suspects 'unknown in Chechnya'

Apr 19, 2013 - 11:18 PM

What happened in America is the fault of the American special services

BROTHERS Tsarnaev. 26-year-old Dzhokhar and 19-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

The brothers Tsarnaev: suspected Boston bombers

Apr 19, 2013 - 10:20 PM

The two suspects appear to hail from Russia s war torn Chechnya but have been in the United States for several years

BROTHERS TSARNAEV. 26-year-old Tamerlan and 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are suspected of bombing the Boston marathon. Photos from Boston Police

Manhunt for 19-yr-old bombing suspect

Apr 19, 2013 - 9:39 PM

UPDATED Tamerlan Tsarnaev another Boston marathon bombing suspect was killed in a shootout Friday

MANHUNT. Watertown, Massachusetts is placed on lockdown as police search for 19 year-old Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He is "armed and dangerous," according to Boston police. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

U.S. media: Bombing suspect dead

Apr 19, 2013 - 4:07 PM

4th UPDATE Police are chasing a second suspect in a wild deadly manhunt in the city according to local media

SUSPECT AT LARGE. A suspect in the Boston bombing. Photo from Boston_Police Twitter account

Manhunt ongoing for MIT shooter

Apr 19, 2013 - 11:25 AM

5th UPDATE A manhunt is ongoing for the suspect in the shooting of an MIT police officer who died of multiple gunshot wounds

Anger at suicide of US Internet activist

Jan 14, 2013 - 8:34 AM

The death of prominent Internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz who took his own life at the age of 26 weeks before he faced trial sparked grief and anger Sunday January 13 from online rights advocates

SWARTZ. Internet activist Aaron Swartz in 2008. Photo by Fred Benenson via Wikipedia.

Weight loss for man, big balls for mice?

May 08, 2012 - 2:57 PM

What started as a yogurt and weight loss experiment became about yogurt and semen increase

NO TESTS, PLEASE. Mice want big love, nothing else. Photo from