Read more of The Root's coverage of Alice Walker here. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. Show More Summary
The military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, considered together, will be the most expensive war in American history. There are many ways to tally the costs. The price tag is estimated by Linda J. Bilmes of the Harvard Kennedy School to total somewhere between four and six trillion dollars. Show More Summary
Most people probably realize that eating fast food contains more calories than eating other sorts of meals. However, a recent study conducted by the Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute under lead researcher...Show More Summary
Fifty-eight members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences said they were "deeply concerned" about the "cost and consequences" of the university's massive open online courses.
What'd you expect? A new study conducted by Harvard Medical School found that people are largely unaware of the amount of calories in fast food — and teens are the most clueless. It's not shocking news that high-school kids think they're eating a 497-calorie meal when it's actually 756, and that Subway is the most deceiving chain. Show More Summary
On Tuesday, ThinkProgress ran a story by Zack Beauchamp on Dr. Jason Richwine’s graduate dissertation on Hispanic IQ and immigration titled “The Inside Story Of The Harvard Dissertation That Became Too Racist For Heritage.” Thursday night, Dr. Richwine reached out to provide his side of the story. What follows is Richwine’s letter and Beauchamp’s response. [...]
(The Punk Singer screens at 9:30 tonight at the Harvard Exit.) (The Rocket screens at 6:30 tonight at SIFF Uptown.) (About 111 Girls screens at 9 tonight at SIFF Uptown.) (C.O.G. screens at 4 pm today at the Egyptian.) Full guide here! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
In his magisterial work “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker argued that our time is the most peaceful era in human history. Average life expectancy, at least for people in western nations, has broken the 80-year...
Making the case for off-road bike paths instead of on-road bike lanes (or, ideally, in addition to them), here’s a summary of some recent research I conducted and some recent research out of Harvard Medical School: More or less, bicycle infrastructure policy and its relationship to riderships was the topic of my 2007 master’s thesis. Show More Summary
Learn more about Kimi Gray here. Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook. Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Read full article...
The class is new at UCLA, and teaches the ties between food and science. It was based off a program at Harvard University. [ more › ]
Via the delectable Bikocity, here’s some recent news on bicycle infrastructure research and the need to change the bicycle guidelines in transportation planning’s “Bible” (something I’ve been advocating for, after researching the topic, for years) in order to stimulate a bigger boost in bicycle ridership and better public health. Show More Summary
Wisdom from my Harvard colleague Marty Weitzman.
Eesha Khare is an 18-year-old high school senior. She’s going to Harvard in the fall and uses her cellphone. Typical 18-year-old girl stuff. Oh, she also invented a supercapacitor that charges cell phones in 30 seconds! According to Clutch: “Eesha Khare, 18, invented a fast-charging device called the supercapacitor. It is miniature energy-storing device that [...]
So much good stuff today, including: (Touchy Feely screens at 7 pm tonight at the IKEA Performing Arts Center in Renton, and again on Saturday at 1:30 pm at the Egyptian in Seattle.) (Barzan screens at 7 pm tonight at the Harvard Exit.) (More Than Honey screens at 8:30 pm at SIFF Uptown.) Full guide here! [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
Eric Weinstein is a Harvard math Ph. D. who has been working as an economist here in New York for many years, and someone I’ve often enjoyed talking to over the years. Going back to his days as a graduate … Continue reading ?
Stanford's Graduate School of Business is the most selective MBA program in the world, accepting only 7% of the people who apply. Harvard accepts 12%. It's ranked 1st by US News and Business Insider, and 2nd by the Financial Times. Located...Show More Summary
A new study out of Harvard offers advice on spotting a liar and they're not what you see in the movies. It would be nice if every job candidate, negotiating partner, and potential supplier told the truth. But here in the real world, being in business means separating spin from reality. Show More Summary
The beautiful flowers that you see above, and dotted throughout the rest of this story, are around 25 micrometers tall and 10 micrometers wide. Even more impressively, these flowers self-assembled from three fairly normal chemical compounds. Show More Summary
A young Michelle Robinson, the future first lady of the United States, may have dated Treasury Department Inspector General J. Russell George at Harvard Law School, a new report claims.George, 49, has testified in two congressional hearings...Show More Summary