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MIT uses machine learning to develop powerful antibiotic

The drug works in a different way to existing antibacterials and is the first of its kind to be found by setting AI loose on vast digital libraries of pharmaceutical compounds.

Scientists invent device that generates electricity ‘out of thin air’

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have designed a device that uses a natural protein to create electricity from moisture in the air.

Human organs can be stored for three times as long in major breakthrough for transplants

Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a method to preserve livers for 27 hours, using a super-cooling method which 'freezes' the organ at -4C.

Scientists make ‘landmark’ discovery synthesizing anti-cancer molecules found in sea sponges

Their new strategy has already helped speed up research into these molecules, including a planned clinical trial in humans.

Salem Red Sox to debut first all-female broadcast booth in professional baseball

The Salem Red Sox, the organization's Class A affiliate, announced that their booth will feature professional baseball's first all-female broadcast team this season. Melanie Newman and Suzie Cool will debut together on April 23.

7 US states set to double their wind power capacity

Arkansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Wyoming, Maryland, and Massachusetts have enough wind energy currently under construction that it will more than double their capacity upon completion.

Massachusetts governor to sign bill on $15 minimum wage

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) will sign a bill on Thursday to gradually increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.