Study: More Than 3,300 Gas Leaks In Boston

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers, WBUR 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

A new study finds there are more than 3,300 natural gas leaks across Boston, but officials say they do not pose a safety risk…

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U.S. Said to Waver on Antitrust Case Against Google

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, Bloomberg, Keith Hylton, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Keith Hylton, School of Law

Google Inc. (GOOG) may skirt the most serious antitrust allegations under investigation by the U.S. as regulators waver on whether they can prove consumers are hurt by the way the company ranks its search results, three people familiar with the matter said…

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Boston said riddled with natural gas leaks

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers, United Press International 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Boston’s aging natural-gas pipeline system is rife with more than 3,000 leaks, some of which could pose explosion risks, researchers say…

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Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova is probably mostly fake, which surprises probably mostly no one

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, Jeffrey Spiegel, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Jeffrey Spiegel, School of Medicine

She’s been called the “Human Barbie” by websites and magazines the world over, and Valeria Lukyanova, the Russian model who appears to be shaped by Mattel, has done her darnedest to live up to the name–possibly manipulating the public in the process…

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How Twinkies could survive even if Hostess doesn’t

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, Christian Science Monitor, Newsmakers, School of Management, Susan Fournier 0 comments

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Susan Fournier, School of Management

For those panicked consumers considering a Twinkie bake set on eBay for some extortionate price, a word of caution…

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HP claims fraud prompted $5B overpayment for co.

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, Associated Press, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

Hewlett-Packard Co. said on Tuesday that it’s the victim of a multi-billion dollar fraud at the hands of a British company it bought last year that lied about its finances…

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Methane Is Popping Up All Over Boston

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Natural gas has been hailed by some as a crucial bridge fuel to a cleaner energy future…

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Mapping Gas Leaks from Aging Urban Pipes

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, New York Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Most concerns about environmental impacts and other risks from leaking natural gas have focused on the fast-expanding production end of America’s vast system of wells, compressors and pipelines…

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More than 3,000 natural gas leaks in Boston

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Scientists have found 3,356 natural gas leaks—six of which with concentrations high enough to cause an explosion—under Boston’s streets…

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The science of cities: Life in the concrete jungle

November 20th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Nathan Phillips, Nature, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Nathan Phillips, College of Arts & Sciences

Nathan Phillips steps out onto the roof of Boston’s Prudential Tower and looks down at the city 50 stories below…

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