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  1. Deepak Chopra Has A Very Simple Way Of Knowing If You're Meditating CorrectlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 15 | Switched

    The meditation and mindfulness guru spoke to The Huffington Post at a recent event in Los Angeles to celebrate his daughter, Mallika Chopra, who had just published the new book, " Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy ." Later in the afternoon, Deepak led the hushed room into a guided meditation, his voice deep and calming, as he offered a seamless transition from a buzzing social atmosphere to a suddenly deeply internal one.


  2. Penalty Phase In Tsarnaev Trial Will Begin April 21Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | Switched

    The next phase of the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, in which jurors will decide if the convicted Boston Marathon bomber gets the death penalty, begins on April 21. The scheduling decision, announced Friday afternoon by U.S. District Judge George O'Toole, means that court will not be in session on the anniversary of the April 15, 2013, double bombing near the marathon's finish line. It also avoids the trial coinciding with this year's marathon on April 20. The jury of seven women and five men convicted Tsarnaev on Wednesday of 30 charges, including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and bombing of a public place.


  3. This Co-Ed Coding Class For Teens In Ghana Is Breaking Down Gender StereotypesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 3 | Switched

    In a slum area of the city where many girls marry young and are denied an education, the class provides an opportunity for them to better their academic and economic outlooks, CNN reported. Although the class of about 50 is predominantly female, a few boys have trickled in to benefit from the instruction, she said.


  4. Defense Rests In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial After Calling Only 4 WitnessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Switched

    Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case on Tuesday after calling only four witnesses over two days. By comparison, the prosecution presented 92 witnesses in the trial of Tsarnaev, 21, who is accused in the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 people near the finish line of the famed race.


  5. Harvard's 'Frankenstein': The 70s Controversy Over Mixing DNARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | Switched

    In the 1970s, two inhuman creatures-one hairy and tall, another with orange eyes-were spotted in New England. The mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts, blamed these monsters not on unreliable testimonies, but recombinant DNA technology, then a new and promising laboratory technique.


  6. Tsarnaev Brothers Go From Calm To Panicked In 2 SecondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Switched

    Inside a gas station mini-market, a lanky young man grabs canned drinks from a fridge and a few bags of snack food. Curly hair pokes out from under the shopper's hooded sweatshirt as he strolls the aisles stroking his chin.


  7. Boston Interfaith Leaders Say Marathon Bombing Trial Isn't About Islam -- It's About The VictimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2015 | Switched

    APRIL 15: Boston Marathon bombing victim J.P. Norden wore colorful sneakers with 'Boston Strong' written on the back. The trial for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Wednesday amid what some see as an increasingly tense climate for Muslims in the country.


  8. MIT, Harvard Sued Over Lack Of Closed Captioning For Online CoursesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2015 | Switched

    Advocates for the deaf sued Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday, saying the universities failed to provide closed captioning for online courses, podcasts and other educational programs. The National Association for the Deaf filed class action lawsuits in federal court, saying Harvard and MIT discriminated against the hearing impaired and violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  9. Experimental Ebola Drug From Sarepta Protects 75 Percent Of Monkeys In StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Switched

    An experimental Ebola drug from Sarepta Therapeutics Inc protected 75 percent of lab monkeys injected with the virus, scientists from the company and the U.S. Army reported on Tuesday. The drug, called AVI-7537, joins ZMapp from Mapp Biopharmaceutical and a compound from Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp as the agents shown to cure non-human primates given otherwise-lethal injections of Ebola virus.


  10. Outsider Artist Paul Laffoley Illustrates The End Of The UniverseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | Switched

    The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 for four glorious days. The fair offers the rare opportunity for artists operating far outside the regulations of the art world -- whether marginalized, isolated, incarcerated, institutionalized or psychologically compromised -- a space to show the vibrant and singular artworks that don't just reflect their worlds, but constitute them.


  11. A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A SupermodelRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | Switched

    A decade before Airbnb and Uber, Chase helped kickstart the " collaborative economy " by co-founding Zipcar, which became the world's largest car-sharing service. The big idea was to replace the enable convenient access to a valuable good without requiring ownership .


  12. Victim In Walter Lewin Online Course Sexual Harassment Case Comes ForwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Switched

    JUNE 24: Walter Lewin, a retired MIT physics professor, poses at home on June 24, 2011 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lewin became and internet phenomenon after millions of YouTube hits, for his entertaining , hands on demonstrations of the principles of physics.


  13. Jury Selection For Trial Of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Begins MondayRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2015 | Switched

    His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later. His defenders bank on the story of a difficult childhood in a former Soviet republic and his radicalization at the hands of an influential older brother who could have pressured him into participating in the deadly attack.


  14. Day Of Reckoning Nears For Accused Boston Marathon BomberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Switched

    Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of the man accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.


  15. Blood Pressure Apps Could Be Dangerously WrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 23, 2014 | Switched

    Millions of people could be trying to measure their blood pressure with untested, inaccurate and potentially dangerous smartphone applications, or apps, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the top 107 apps for "hypertension" and "high blood pressure" that are available for download on the Google Play store and Apple iTunes and found that nearly three-quarters offered useful tools for tracking medical data.


  16. CRISPR Opportunities ... For What? And for Whom?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2014 | Switched

    Money and deals are flowing into companies that promise to edit genes. Human, animal, plant, all kinds of DNA may be on the cutting board.


  17. College Students Stage 'Die-In' Over Ferguson Decision At Several CampusesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 2, 2014 | Switched

    The die-ins happened in protest of the decision not to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old. Students tweeted images of the die-in with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter .


  18. Elon Musk Says Artificial Intelligence Research May Be 'Summoning The Demon'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 | Switched

    "I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence," the CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla, said Friday in a talk at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. "If I were to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it's probably that."


  19. Harvard Students Slam Law Professors' Claim Of Policy Bias Against Accused RapistsRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Switched

    The entrance to Harvard Law School campus is seen May 10, 2010, on the Harvard University Law School Campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University students on Wednesday criticized law professors who say the Cambridge, Massachusetts, institution's sexual assault policy is biased against accused rapists.


  20. Friend Of Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Was Too Stoned To Lie, Lawyer SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | Switched

    A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect could not have lied to the FBI about visiting his dorm room and removing a backpack because he was too intoxicated by marijuana to remember what he did that day, his attorney said on Monday. Robel Phillipos, a 21-year-old resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of three people who prosecutors say went to accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's room at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth on April 18, 2013, after the FBI released images of the Tsarnaev brothers, and removed a backpack containing empty fireworks shells.


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