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4 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Study identifies protein that helps prevent active tuberculosis in infected patients

The protein, interleukin-32, was discovered to be one biomarker of adequate host defense against TB.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

8 hrs ago | The Star Online

Robo-swarm's bright promise

WITHOUT any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shapes like a star or the letter K, US researchers said last Thursday.


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

12 hrs ago |

Joy as Nakasa's remains are repatriated

A handkerchief waving from an aeroplane window in 1964 was the last connection Gladys Maphumulo had with her brother Nathaniel Ndazana "Nat" Nakasa as he jetted off to America, never to return alive.


Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Suicide

15 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

People Who Work In Tech Say These Are The 10 Best Business Schools In The World

We recently polled 10,000 readers on the World's Best Business Schools , and for the second year in a row, they came back with a clear favorite: Harvard University.


Related Topix: Stanford University

Tue Aug 19, 2014


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Related Topix: Dallas, TX, Speakers

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


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,

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

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

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

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.


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

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.


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