Cambridge, Massachusetts - Nearly a decade ago, Sasha Costanza-Chock - now an assistant professor in MIT’s program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing - volunteered at the Garment Worker Center in Los Angeles, an organization that advocates for the rights of low-wage workers. Activists at the group wanted to inform local garment workers, many of whom are immigrants, about their rights.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits - systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output. But while individual components of such biological circuits can have precise and predictable responses, those outcomes become less predictable as more such elements are combined.

Ames, Iowa - An Iowa State University psychology professor is leading an international research team developing new interrogation methods designed to reduce false confessions and more effectively gather intelligence critical to national security.

Austin. Texas - The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Iowa City, Iowa - Jodeane Cancilla, director of the Macbride Raptor Project, holds Zephyr, a Swainson’s hawk on her gloved hand and tells a room full of middle school students how the bird lost its right wing after a collision with a car.

Seattle, Washington - Cyber Monday starts even earlier at Amazon, kicking off some of the best deals of the year on Saturday, November 29, with new deals added as often as every ten minutes. Shoppers can find eight days of savings this year filled with thousands of deals and three coveted Deals of the Day on Cyber Monday, plus: 50% off select LeapFrog toys, great deals on TVs, headphones and more.