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An Artificial Heart Inspired by Jellyfish

A Harvard bioengineer finds lessons in organ-building at the aquarium.

Idiots Who Run Harvard Are Flubbing This Strike Like We All Knew They Would 

6 minutes agoSports : Deadspin

Almost three weeks ago, Harvard, the schmanciest and richest college in America, let its low-wage dining hall workers go on strike. This move, we boldly said at the time, was very stupid. So how’s it going? Read more...

3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

Harvard University researchers have made the first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated in customized form factors allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.

Harvard Square Loses an Iconic Cafe

Cafe Algiers shut down over the weekend A longtime cafe in Harvard Square known for its dual-level setup, mint tea, and bookish interior has closed its doors for good. The nearly 50-year-old Cafe Algiers, located at 40 Brattle St. in...Show More Summary

Poetry That Asks ‘Why?’

14 minutes agoWriting / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

At the Boston Globe, Kate Tuttle profiles Harvard Graduate School of Education doctoral student and National Poetry Slam champion Clint Smith. Smith, who read from his new book last week at Harvard Book Center, remarks that all of his work aims to answer the question “Why does the world look the way that it does […]

3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers have made the first entirely 3-D-printed organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing process, the 3-D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated and customized. Show More Summary

Does Facebook’s Preferred Audience Tool Increase Reach and Engagement?

Do Facebook's recently introduced Preferred Audience tools help increase post reach? Here's what Harvard Medical School found. 

Greg Mankiw Happily Paid $2,500 For A Hamilton Ticket, But Asks: Why Should 80% Go To Resellers Rather Than Lin-Manuel Miranda?

Continuing my obsession with interest in Hamilton (links below): New York Times op-ed: I Paid $2,500 for a ‘Hamilton’ Ticket. I’m Happy About It, by N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard): You may have heard that “Hamilton” tickets are hard to come by.... We, however, had no problem getting tickets. Two...

+1 For the Robot Army

What better animal to use as the spokesperson for the first soft bodied, autonomous robot?? To the engineers at Harvard 1. You win science today and 2. I would like all the baby octobots please.   Wehner et al. 2016 An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots. Nature. 536, 451–455 doi:10.1038/nature19100

The Harvard Square Kiosk: A Cambridge Icon In Peril

Home of 'Out of Town News' and one of the most iconic structures of Cambridge, the Harvard Square Kiosk is in peril. The 500-square-foot Kiosk that has served as a hub for academics, residents and students alike, may soon be unrecognizable...Show More Summary

20 Years of Comfort Food Classics at Grafton Street

Owner Patrick Lee discusses the past two decades — and the next two On October 25, Grafton Street Pub & Grill, the venerable Harvard Square gastropub and eldest member of the Grafton Group, is turning 20 and celebrating with an anniversary party for staff and guests. Show More Summary

What's wrong with Hinderaker?

I had dinner with John Hinderaker at a Harvard blogging conference in 2005. He seemed like a nice guy, and even though our politics at that time were opposite, I thought it was nice that we got along. Over the years however he has gone more and more off the deep end. Show More Summary

Here’s what happens when interest rates go negative

Harvard economist and author of "The Curse of Cash", Ken Rogoff, explains what negative interest rates are designed to do and their unintended consequences. Follow BI Video: On Twitter   Join the conversation about this story »

HBS Election Poll: 85% of HBS Votes For Clinton, Stark Contrast Against National Mood, More Socially Liberal and Optimistic, Mixed on Wealth Redistribution

By Jeremy Au and Rafael Riveria, Harvard Business School, Class of '17 & Harbus Contributing Writer As the United States debates on who to choose as the next President, the students of Harvard Business School (HBS) have a clear favorite: Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

Biocompatible Optical Fiber for Delivery of Optogenetic Light Signals, Other In Vivo Applications

A collaboration of scientists from MIT and Harvard Medical School has led to the creation of a very stretchable optical fiber that may end up being used to control optogenetic therapies and to detect signs of disease. Made of a biocompatible...Show More Summary

We have a ways to go in communicating the replication crisis

I happened to come across this old post today with this amazing, amazing quote from a Harvard University public relations writer: The replication rate in psychology is quite high—indeed, it is statistically indistinguishable from 100%. Show More Summary

NC High School State Champ Levente Bathory Commits to Harvard

By Anne Lepesant on SwimSwam Levente Bathory of Winston-Salem, North Carolina has made a verbal commitment to the application process at Harvard University. Read the full story on SwimSwam: NC High School State Champ Levente Bathory Commits to Harvard

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