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4 hrs ago | KURB-FM Little Rock
Scientists at Harvard University's Wyss Institute created a spleen-like device on a tiny chip to filter fungi and toxins from patients' blood. The "biospleen" is meant to treat sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which germs and bacteria enter the bloodstream and trigger inflammation throughout the body.
5 hrs ago | Science
Its victims include the actor Christopher Reeve, Pope John Paul II, and the British poet Rupert Brooke, who died after a mosquito bite on his lip became infected. Sepsis remains one of the leading killers in the United States and the world.
9 hrs ago | Deseret News
This is a photo of the Harvard University Radcliffe Quadrangle. All data in this slideshow is based on the College Access Index published by The Upshot.
13 hrs ago | CBC News
Researchers are measuring for any fluctuations in mercury levels at Muskrat Falls as Muskrat Falls construction continues. Researchers from Harvard University are asking people who live in Labrador's Lake Melville area for hair samples, in order to determine current and future mercury levels in their system.
16 hrs ago | RedOrbit
Image Caption: Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit: This is a soft wearable robot made from lightweight and flexible materials. Credit: Harvard's Wyss Institute DARPA has awarded a sizable grant to the Harvard University researchers behind a biologically-inspired soft exoskeleton that could help soldiers travel greater distances and carry heavier loads while tiring out less easily, the university revealed on Thursday.
Though James Chung may have an impressive resume with degrees from Harvard University, and though he has his own international company, Reach Advisors, with offices in Albany and Boston, Chung says it was his formative years growing up in Wichita that first had an impact on his career. Chung's father, Kae Chung, was a professor at Wichita State University, and Chung says that gave him exposure to other worlds.
Chickens are not fussy eaters. Any object resembling food is worth an exploratory peck.
Used to navigating the metaphorical shark-infested waters of Washington DC politics, the two men will encounter real life predators as they work together to stave off hunger and thirst. As Congress' overall approval ratings sink to all-time lows ahead of the November mid-term elections, Matthew Baum, professor of global communications and public policy at Harvard University's John F Kennedy School of Government, says this type of spectacle was inevitable.
Anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa was reburied in Durban's Chesterville on Saturday, some 49 years after he was buried in a New York cemetery. His reburial - described by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa as closing a tragic chapter of South Africa's history was preceded by a memorial service attended by hundreds in the Durban City Hall and a procession of his coffin through Chesterville.
Those of you who have seen the movie Cast Away will be familiar with Tom Hanks' character, Chuck, who becomes marooned on an island for 5 years after a plane crash. Alone and fighting for survival, Chuck finds a Wilson volleyball that he paints a face on and talks to as if it is his friend.
Top school to provide lessons in true grit: A 34,000-a-year college to teach pupils how to deal with setbacks A leading public school is to give pupils lessons in 'grit' to help them emulate children in high-performing East Asian nations such as Singapore. Wellington College will encourage youngsters to adopt beliefs more commonly associated with so-called 'tiger mothers' - that ability is not fixed and hard work will eventually pay off.
Harvard University scientists have built a soft robot they say can function without a communications and power tether. The four-legged robot can literally stand up and walk away from the people who built it.
Now that the kids are back to school, it's time for the older generation to keep its learning skills sharp. Beginning this month, there are nine new seminars offered through the Life Long Learning Program at the Groton Public Library.
Malala Yousafzai, 16, poses for a photo in London on October 3. She stared death in the face in 2012 when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head on her way home from school in Pakistan. Since then, she has become a global voice for girls' education in Pakistan.
When they're trying to change someone's mind, people often assert their position and then dig in. I think it's better to backpedal a bit first and pose open-ended questions.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for legal action against a former government official who now teaches at Harvard University and wrote an opinion piece that contributed to a fall in the nation's bond prices earlier this week. Ricardo Hausmann, a Venezuelan planning minister in the 1990s, wrote that Venezuela was in arrears across various sectors of the economy and had "defaulted" on its people.
Ohio State dropped two spots over the course of the year - to No. 54 from No. 52 - in the "U.S. News & World Report" annual rankings of national best colleges.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 03:36 pm
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