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FBI: 'Bomb' at Northeastern Was a Staffer's Hoax

Jason Duhaime, 45, of Texas has been arrested and charged

(Newser) - Reports that an explosion last month at Northeastern University may have been staged are correct, according to the FBI. NBC News reports the law enforcement agency announced Tuesday that Jason Duhaime of Texas, who claimed he'd been injured in the Sept. 13 incident, has been arrested and charged with...

Sources: Note in Exploded Package Named Famous Person

Writer slammed Mark Zuckerberg, VR developers: law enforcement officials on Northeastern incident

(Newser) - Update: A hard plastic container that exploded at Northeastern University on Tuesday evening contained a note criticizing the relationship between universities and virtual reality developers—and that called out Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg specifically. That's according to CNN , which cites law enforcement sources. ABC News also describes "an...

Coach Was Fired for 'Inappropriate Conduct.' Then a Sick Scheme Emerged

Steve Waithe allegedly fooled students into sending him nude photos

(Newser) - A former track and field coach at Northeastern University amassed 300 nude and semi-nude images of student athletes using an elaborate scheme involving social media, according to prosecutors. Steve Waithe, 28, of Chicago—who's also coached at the University of Tennessee, Penn State, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and...

New Invention May End Age-Old Soldering

Makers of high-tech glue says it does same at room temperature

(Newser) - The end of good old soldering? Researchers at Northeastern University say they've created a metallic glue that gets the same job done at room temperature. If MesoGlue works up to expectations, it "may change the way we make electronics," reports TechCrunch . Soldering—heating metal into molten form...

Twitter Visualization Shows Detroit Is Never Happy

(Newser) - Some intrepid researchers at Harvard and Northeastern culled hundreds of millions of tweets over the past three years and analyzed the language to put together a handy YouTube visualization of people's moods across the country. Essentially, everyone's happiest when they wake up or are about to fall asleep and they're...

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