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Documents leaked by Edward Snowden allegedly reveal the US agency's plans

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With the QS World University Rankings released today, current, former and would-be students have been scouring the list to see if their university has made the cut.

1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a strong emphasis on science, engineering and technological education and research. Founded 1861.

So why is MIT number one in the world university rankings?

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1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with a strong emphasis on science, engineering and technological education and research. Founded 1861.

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Scientists have successfully implanted false memories into mice

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Scientists manipulate brains of mice to make them think fake event really occurred

Bose: 'I never went into business to make money'

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It was a disappointing stereo that started off Amar Bose. When he bought it in the 1950s, Dr Bose – at the time a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), near Boston – was frustrated to find the sound quality was a pale comparison to listening to live music.

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