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More deadly mosquito trouble may be ahead, federal officials warn

Federal public health officials are sounding the alarm about Eastern equine encephalitis, saying this year’s outbreaks, which killed three people in Massachusetts, may be a sign of future trouble from the deadly disease and other insect-borne viruses.

At MIT, a new name (Shell Auditorium) for an old standby (54-100) fuels outrage

MIT’s decision to rename a lecture hall, which had the nondescript name of 54-100, as Shell Auditorium has ignited a backlash among students and environmental activists.

The Museum of Science ranks among the best in the nation. The accolades don’t come without turmoil

The museum is embarking on a 10-year renovation plan despite its lack of a president, employee discontent, and the challenges of museum management.

Watch live: Astronauts start spacewalk series to fix cosmic ray detector

American astronaut Andrew Morgan and Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano ventured into space Friday with dozens of tools and four new pumps for the International Space Station’s Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.

New research: The most destructive hurricanes are hitting US more often

Big, destructive hurricanes are hitting the United States three times more frequently than they did a century ago, according to a new study.

Mercury putting on rare show Monday, parading across the sun

The solar system’s smallest, innermost planet will resemble a tiny black dot Monday as it passes directly between Earth and the sun.