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Lawprofs vs. speech: new book by Prof. Danielle Citron (U. of Maryland) urges stepped-up legal penalties for online expression as “harassment” ["Hate Crimes in Cyberspace," Harvard University Press] European high court’s Google-unindexing...Show More Summary

Taxes and Subsidies Could Encourage Healthier Diet and Lower Healthcare Costs

In a Viewpoint published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a team of Tufts University and Harvard University researchers call for the implementation of taxes and subsidies to improve dietary quality in the United States.

Symposium: Teaching Trusts & Estates

Symposium, Teaching Trusts and Estates, 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 643-846 (2014): Robert H. Sitkoff (Harvard), Trusts and Estates: Implementing Freedom of Disposition, 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 643 (2014) Thomas P. Gallanis (Iowa), Trusts and Estates: Teaching Uniform Law, 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 671 (2014) Adam J. Hirsch...

The Economics Of Superhero Flicks

by Dish Staff Erika Olson recommends Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse’s Blockbusters: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment: Her statistics-driven approach shows that no matter what facet of the entertainment industry you’re talking about – and no matter how contrary to common sense it may seem – those who make the biggest […]

With a Statue to Frederick Douglass, Blacks Have Their Say in What Freedom Means

This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Research Institute, part of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research.

How Online Technology Spurs Media and Creative Ad Effectiveness

Online technologies are creating a seismic shift in ad effectiveness research and spurring it towards an inferential approach. A long-standing, public example of the inferential approach has been Harvard’s IATs – Implicit Association Tests (implicit.harvard.edu). Show More Summary

Bill Murray And Frances McDormand Have A Non-Meet-Cute In Olive Kitteridge Clip

The four-part Olive Kitteridge will cover a span of 25 years, and one of these clips comes from later in Olive?s life, as she meets up with Jack Kennison, a haughty Harvard grad played with grizzled grace by Bill MurrayClick To Continue Reading

Heart Disease Prevention - Avoid Fired Foods If You Have Wrong Genes!

Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School argued that obesity is a complex condition that has a genetic basis but requires environmental influence to manifest itself....Show More Summary

There Can Be Dignity in the Face of Poverty

Notes from Indian Country By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji) © Native Sun News September 1, 2014 Two Harvard graduates, Bevis Longstreth and Timothey Wirth, were discussing that Harvard should divest itself of investments in fossil fuels. They...Show More Summary

9 Harvard dropouts who became fabulously successful

Most people are familiar with the stories of Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who achieved great success as the founders of Microsoft and Facebook, respectively, after dropping out of Harvard. Here are nine other former Harvard students who made out just fine without earning their degrees. Show More Summary

'Over 250 Mutations' of Ebola Spreading Across West Africa

Researchers in West Africa have discovered "over 250 mutations" of Ebola spreading through West Africa. NPR reports that "the lead author" of research on the virus is Harvard computational biologist Pardis Sabeti. She says that "the virus is rapidly accumulating new mutations as it spreads through people." This means "over 250... Show More Summary

Ebola kills 5 researchers before outbreak study published

All five of the deceased co-authors worked at a Sierra Leone hospital. The study, led by a team at Harvard University, found that Ebola has mutated over the course of the outbreak.

Harvard Business Profs: How US Should Tax Businesses

Harvard Business School professors Mihir Desai and Bill George lay out interesting changes that could help the US gain an advantage from a tax standpoint. They note that the US should move to a territorial tax system rather than a world-wide system (the UK and Japan recently made such moves). Show More Summary

“It shocks people, but it’s important”: Lawrence Lessig on the “radical” shift in American politics

The Harvard Law professor tells Salon how the goal of his anti-corruption activism is often misunderstood

SciShow Explains the First-Ever ‘Robot Swarm’ and Evolution’s Misfit the Hallucigenia

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Hank Green explains the significance of Harvard University’s kilobot robotic swarm as well as the recently discovered truth about “evolution’s misfit” the Hallucigenia in this episode of SciShow. Hank shares the nuts-and-bolts of the world’s first robot swarm, and explains what the creepy, cute and extinct animal known as Hallucigenia can teach us about evolution.  

Lake Merced vs. Lake Merrritt: Oakland’s Large Pond is Just Like Ours Has MORE Gunshots

TweetBelieve it or not. The old pink-tannish boat house at Lake Merced: If you’re looking for the West Coast crew scene, this is it – pretty much a handful of UCSF stus who rowed at Fair Harvard and/or their east coast prep schools, back in the day. All right, stroke, stroke, stroke… Sam: What regiment […]

Rivers Cuomo getting a sitcom about his life on Fox; Weezer streaming clip of new song ft. Best Coast

Weezer at Firefly 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) The story of Weezer's Rivers Cuomo extended break from being a famous rock frontman to attend Harvard University is now getting turned into a sitcom on Fox. Deadline reports:Psych creator Steve...

Get an MBA-Equivalent Education with These Free Courses

Want to learn everything you might in an MBA program—without having to pay for the expensive classes? Online learning hub SlideRule has gathered free online courses from top schools like Wharton and Harvard Business School into a well-rounded curriculum. Read more...

How Harvard students are channeled into finance & consulting

Amy Binder has a really interesting new piece in the Washington Monthly on why so many grads of Harvard and Stanford go work for McKinsey or Goldman when they finish. Surprise (well, not really) — it’s organizational. Based on research she conducted with UCSD grad students Nick Bloom and Daniel Davis, she argues that elite schools […]

Back on the Rails with OSETI

The Planetary Society sponsored all-sky optical SETI search at Harvard University went off the rails, telescope roof rails that is, but it is back on track and hunting the sky for ET.

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