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Don't scapegoat Big Sugar. Lots of food producers profited from the demonization of fat

The recent revelation that Harvard scientists were paid off to downplay sugar’s harms in the 1960s shows how the food industry shockingly manipulated nutrition science for decades. Yet the news media has given the sugar industry too much credit. The real story about how sugar got a pass — while...

Shape-shifters found in the belt supergroup—revelations about tappania plana

The rise of eukaryotic organisms (organisms with complex cells, or a single cell with a complex structure) is still a mystery, but Zachary Adam (Harvard University) and colleagues have compelling evidence that Tappania plana may represent one of the earliest eukaryotic fossils. Show More Summary

KEN ROGOFF: I worry about China

Ken Rogoff, the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, said a Chinese economic slowdown is one of the biggest problems facing the world economy. Rogoff, now a professor at Harvard University, said "if you want to look at a part of the world that has a debt problem look at China. Show More Summary

10 Years, 10 prizes: Japanese Scientists Scoop Ig Nobel Prize For Bending Over

Japan continued its winning streak at the recent Ig Nobel award ceremony at Harvard University. This year, Japanese scientists took home the top prize in the Perception category.

“Election Law: Rights, Remedies, and Recent Cases”

Symposium issue of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy: Volume 39 – Issue 2 Election Law: Rights, Remedies, and Recent Cases 333 Foreword Charles Fried 341 People ? Legislature Saikrishna Bangalore Prakash & John Yoo 371 Perpetuating “One … Continue reading ?

The Obama Gun "Super Owner" - New Study Finds 50% Of Guns Owned By Just 3% Of Population

A recent Harvard study of the demographics of gun ownership in the United States yielded a fairly shocking discovery, namely the emergence of the Obama gun "Super Owner." The study, entitled "The Stock and Flow of US Firearms: Results...Show More Summary

“Don’t you Harvard people have enough sense to be scared?”

From Doris Kearns Goodwin, biographer of U.S. Presidents: L.B.J. had his amphibious car when he was president. He tricked me and took me in his car one day, and the Secret Service collaborated with him. L.B.J., behind the wheel, warned … Continue reading ? The post “Don’t you Harvard people have enough sense to be scared?” appeared first on Chris Blattman.

4 Intelligent Ways to Increase Your Profits by Creating a Healthy Company Culture

When you hear the word "culture," different things likely come to mind. You might think about art, food, or even the cultures of specific nations through the world. When it comes to the running of a company, the Harvard Business Review...Show More Summary

Harvard Endowment’s “Gentleman C”

The Harvard Management Co., which oversees Harvard University’s endowment and other investments, just released its 2016 annual report. Its grim reading: the fund had a negative return of 2 percent and was worth about $2 billion less than a year earlier, underperforming its benchmarks by a pretty significant margin. Show More Summary

Breakingviews: Harvard Needs a Steady Endowment Manager

Over the last few months, Harvard’s endowment has fallen short of its own goals, and that of its rival, Yale.

Meet the zany winners of the spoof Ig Nobel Prizes

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The winners were honored (or maybe dishonored) for their offbeat scientific work in a ceremony at Harvard University

Trump Stumbles on Good Idea: Take Away Harvard’s Tax Breaks

The Republican nominee suggests wealthy universities should have to pay taxes on their endowments.

The Unnerving Way Scientists Rationalize Taking Big Soda’s Money

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The internet was outraged earlier this month after a new report revealed the sugar industry paid off Harvard research scientists in the 1960s. But at least one writer for Slate didn’t seem to see the problem: “So What If The Sugar Industry...Show More Summary

Larry Lessig takes his plan to Congress

Lawrence Lessig‘s plea to members of Congress wasn’t exactly diplomatic: “End the humiliation that is your life, the embarrassment that is our representative democracy.” The Harvard law professor was referring to the outsize role fundraising plays in lawmakers’ schedules, and surveys showing that the most people believe the current system keeps them from being heard.…

2016 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The winners of the 2016 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded last night during a cermony at Harvard University's Sanders Theater. The annual awards are presented by the magazine The Annals of Improbable Research. The winners are: REPRODUCTION...Show More Summary

Monsanto Just Got Access to the World’s Most Powerful Gene-Editing Tool

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Agriculture company Monsanto has acquired a non-exclusive global licensing agreement from MIT’s Broad Institute and Harvard to use the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system. The firm will use it to design and grow new seeds and plants, but there are key restrictions on its use to prevent Monsanto from abusing this revolutionary new technology. Read more...

Zen priest, Harvard researcher explains the secret to a “good life”

"What makes a good life?" In this moving TED Talk, Zen priest and Harvard researcher Robert Waldinger answers that question based on 75 years of data. The post Zen priest, Harvard researcher explains the secret to a “good life” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Harvard’s endowment shrinks by nearly $2B

It was the endowment’s worst performance since 2009 when it lost about $11 billion of value

Fiction: In a Novel Set at Harvard, Class Divisions and a Creepy Crush

A middle-class boy becomes obsessed with a rich girl, and increasingly unstable, in Teddy Wayne’s “Loner.”

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