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Cristiano Ronaldo Ice Bucket Challenge (Funny Version) #IceBucketChallenge

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Watch A Tortoise Chase Down A Remote-Controlled Truck With ALL ITS MIGHT

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

5 hrs ago |

Harvard University staff member robbed at gunpoint

A male Harvard University employee was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning by two individuals he had met at a restaurant in Harvard Square, according to Cambridge police.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

7 hrs ago | IamExpat

More Dutch universities in top 100 Shanghai Ranking

Universities in the Netherlands have ranked stronger than ever, with four higher education institutions in the top 100 of the annual Shanghai Ranking.


Related Topix: Netherlands, World News,

8 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

How parents juggle work hours may influence kids' weight, research shows

The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children's eating habits, according to Penn State researchers.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

12 hrs ago | The News Tribune

The trouble with teacher tenure

So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Family, Kids

14 hrs ago |

Uncharted Play and Toyota team up to promote social invention across the globe

The SOCCKET is the brainchild of Harvard University students . Jessica Lin, Jessica Matthews, Julia Silverman and Hemali Thakkar invented a ball - but it isn't just any ball.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Cambridge, MA, Family, Kids

15 hrs ago | NBC Washington

Loud Attacks Aside, Common Core Survives in Most States

The national academic standards have sparked such vehement disputes that it might seem many states have already pulled out.


15 hrs ago | BBC News

Exiled SA writer's remains go home

He was awarded a year's fellowship to study journalism at Harvard University in 1964 and took his own life a year later in New York at the age of 28. The apartheid government had refused to give him a passport so he had left on an exit permit, which meant he was unable to go home.


Related Topix: Journalism, Suicide, World News, South Africa, Africa

19 hrs ago | Business Journal

Harvard prof: Let's get rid of the $100 bill

Has the $100 outlived its usefulness? Harvard University professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund Ken Rogoff thinks so.


21 hrs ago | Oswego Ledger-Sentinel

Rauner: He's just like one of us, really

One of the things we don't like about all too many politicians is they pander. The latest case in point: Bruce Rauner, the billionaire now running for Illinois Governor on the Republican Party ticket.


Related Topix: Dartmouth College

Mon Aug 18, 2014

New Scientist

How the human brain folds itself up

Figuring out how the brain works is enough to make your head spin. But now we seem to have a handle on how it gets its folded shape.


Related Topix: Science / Technology

The Globe and Mail

Scientist J. Woodland Hastings was a leader in bacterial research

J. Woodland Hastings's work began with his fascination about why bacteria and other organisms emit light.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, California


Monell Center Names Robert F. Margolskee as New President and Director

The Board of Directors of the Monell Chemical Senses Center has named Robert F. Margolskee, MD, PhD as the Center's next President and Director, effective October 1, 2014.


Related Topix: Biology, Science, Johns Hopkins University, Genetics, Medicine, Stanford University


US Senate candidate Weiland enlists new adviser

The Democrat on Monday announced that veteran political strategist Steve Jarding will serve as his senior adviser and spokesman for the remainder of the race.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Tim Johnson

Effingham Herald

Healthy lunches may be winning over students

A new study from Bridging the Gap reports holes in previously released research claiming major losses in a new healthy lunch program.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Kids, Education Etc.

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Standard

Tsang ponders full circle of social cause

The financial secretary said some of his former university classmates have chosen to put aside furthering their successful careers to become concerned about political and social development.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The News-Star

Young Americans say no to voting

Young Americans say no to voting Young adults historically have been disinterested in politics but never as much as now.


Related Topix: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe, LA, Shreveport, LA

New Scientist

Understand faulty thinking to tackle climate change

The amorphous nature of climate change creates the ideal conditions for human denial and cognitive bias to come to the fore DANIEL KAHNEMAN is not hopeful.


Related Topix: Psychology, Science, University of Washington, Science / Technology

Live Science

A teen couple stands watching a sunset

Robot construction, the cause of Antarctic earthquakes and how the pharaohs' rose to power are some of the best articles in Science this week.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Art Daily

'Flashmob' robots created by a team at Harvard University swarm themselves into shape

KiloBots, a swarm of one thousand simple but collaborative robots. Without any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots can swarm themselves into complex shape like a star or the letter K, US researchers said on Agust 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Apiculture, Science