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2 hrs ago | Newswise

Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Announce 2014 National Laureates

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 -- The Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences today announced the three winners of the 2014 Blavatnik National Awards.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemistry, Science, Biology

6 hrs ago |

Startup's chips mimic body's reaction to drugs

A company being launched Monday out of a Harvard University research institute will transform slivers of silicon into testing devices that simulate human organs to help speed the development of new drugs.


Related Topix: Cambridge, MA

7 hrs ago | Northwest Asian Weekly

Director of LIHI selected for program with Harvard University

Sharon Lee, Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute , was chosen to participate in NeighborWorks Achieving Excellence Program that is conducted with Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.


10 hrs ago | The Times-Tribune

Grumpy is as grumpy does

Northeast Pennsylvanians are not just unhappy, but more so than just about anyone else in the United States, according to a survey by economists at Harvard University and the University of British Columbia.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

International Business Times

5 Hollywood Celebrities Who are Actually VERY Smart

Portman graduated from Harvard University and went on to finish courses at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.


Vancouver Sun

Aretha Franklin slams Canadian server for not showing any R-E-S-P-E-C-T

The "King's sport" may be front and centre at this event, but taking one's eyes off the fashionable crowd, nattied up in three-piece suits and Gatsby-inspired dresses, to focus on the races can prove to be one of the more pleasurable challenges of the summer.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Soul, Cambridge, MA, Canada,

Medical News

Parallel brain circuits associated with opposing emotional reactions

People choosing between two or more equally positive outcomes experience paradoxical feelings of pleasure and anxiety , feelings associated with activity in different regions of the brain , according to research led by Amitai Shenhav, an associate research scholar at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.


Related Topix: Princeton University, Cameras, Medicine, Health

Toledo Blade

Workers' consciences deserve protection

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last month in the Hobby Lobby case is bringing battles over religious beliefs to nearly all American workplaces.


Related Topix: Scientology, Religion, Opinion

CBS Local

Study: Social Media May Be Just As Addicting As Other Vices, Drugs and Alcohol

Many consider social media as a "serious hobby," but a report from Harvard University explains that social media addiction can be just as problematic as any other addiction.


Blaschka sea creatures surface anew at Harvard

When he became director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University in 2002, James Hanken toured each of the museum's collections to get a handle on the number of objects at its disposal.


Related Topix: Corning, NY, Cornell University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

A Surprising Number Of Harvard Grads Admit They Have Cheated

Seventeen percent of Harvard University's graduating class admitted that they had cheated in academics during their time at the school, according to a survey conducted by the campus newspaper.


Business & Heritage Clarksville

"Finding Your Roots" returns to PBS for second season

The acclaimed PBS Series "Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." returns Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. CST for its second season.


Related Topix: African-American, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Genetics, Medicine


Ita s Helen Mirrena s 69th Birthday! See the Oscar Winnera s Transformation Over the Years

The star's film career spans over four decades, and includes numerous award nominations and wins.


Related Topix: Helen Mirren, Celebrities, Elizabeth Ii

The Modesto Bee

Aretha Franklin slams server's D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

In a Thursday, May 29, 2014 file photo, singer Aretha Franklin looks up while seated on stage during Harvard University commencement ceremonies, in Cambridge, Mass., where she was presented with an honorary Doctor of Arts degree.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Soul, New York, Life, Food, Hamburger


Yeast Meeting to Showcase Latest Breakthroughs in Genetics and Molecular Biology

Nearly 600 scientists from 25 countries and 35 states will attend the 2014 Yeast Genetics Meeting organized by the Genetics Society of America next week at the University of Washington in Seattle.


Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, University of Washington, Princeton University

The Bradenton Times

Doctor of Business Administration Degree Now Offered at USF

The University of South Florida College of Business is now taking applications for its new Doctor of Business Administration degree program.


Related Topix: University of South Florida, University, FL

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Gravitational waves detected?

One hundred years ago Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves. In March, researchers at Harvard University claimed they had detected the waves for the first time.


The Citizens' Voice

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MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Downtown Wilkes-Barre as seen from Coal Street.


Related Topix: Wilkes-Barre, PA, Scranton, PA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania

High-flying Kiwi to head US Walmart

FLYER: Greg Foran is the new head of Walmart in the US, just months after he was appointed to head the retailer's Asian operations.


Related Topix: University of Virginia

The Daily Caller

Globetrotting Harvard Prof Takes Break From Jet-Setting To Gripe About Climate Change Deniers

Naomi Oreskes, a Harvard University professor who flies around the world in pollutant-spewing jumbo jet airliners to proclaim that climate change is a terrible menace, has co-written another book warning about the planet's dire environmental situation.


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