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Famous birthdays for Feb. 20: Rihanna, Sidney Poitier

2 days ago from UPI

Singer/actor Rihanna turns 31 and socialite Ivana Trump turns 70, among the famous birthdays for Feb. 20.

Government can’t keep up with technology’s growth

2 days ago from Harvard Science

How do you regulate a business you don’t understand? It’s a problem the U.S. government has not resolved or even faced, said experts at a Harvard Kennedy School forum, and until it...

Reporters recount torments in Iranian prison

2 days ago from Harvard Science

It was a Kafkaesque nightmare even before Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi was savagely murdered. An American journalist working in Iran, hoping to bridge the gap between the two countries through his reporting, was...

Milo Ventimiglia is feted (and roasted) at Harvard

2 days ago from Harvard Science

From bad boy to America’s TV dad, Milo Ventimiglia can now add Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2019 Man of the Year to his credentials. Ventimiglia, who gained international recognition for his role as teen...

Two appointed to Harvard Corporation

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Timothy R. Barakett ’87, M.B.A. ’93, and Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar ’93 have been elected as members of the Harvard Corporation. Both will assume their roles on July 1. Barakett, a native of Canada,...

Martha Whitehead of Queen’s University chosen to lead the Harvard Library

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Martha Whitehead, who has led the library at Queen’s University in Ontario, has been named to lead Harvard Library, the largest academic library in the world and the nation’s oldest. Whitehead had been...

Harvard expert tries to make sense of Venezuela’s collapse

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Thousands of angry demonstrators in Venezuela took to the streets again this week to protest the government of President Nicolás Maduro, two weeks after he was sworn in for a second term...

Former ambassadors to NATO weigh in on its future

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Molded from the ashes of World War II, NATO has proven to be a successful defensive and geopolitical partnership among the European Union, the U.S., and Canada for almost 70 years.  NATO forces...

Harvard forum examines rising struggles over racism

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Picture a world where political leaders refuse to promote racist stereotypes, where social media companies break down hate-filled echo chambers, where police are trained to counteract implicit bias, and where schools teach children...

Final arguments in admissions suit against Harvard

2 days ago from Harvard Science

During a final court appearance, lawyers representing Harvard again rejected allegations of discrimination against Asian American applicants to the College and warned Wednesday afternoon of dire consequences for all students if a group...

Arboretum helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Just beyond the old iron gates of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, a creative experiment in pedagogy has been bringing the concept of plant sciences to growing, changing life. For three years...

New York co-workers win $437M in state's largest ever jackpot

2 days ago from UPI

A group of 23 coworkers pooled together and won $437 million in the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history, officials announced Tuesday.

Trump administration to cancel $929M for California high-speed rail project

2 days ago from UPI

The federal government said it will cancel $928 million in grants from the California bullet train project as the state failed to live up to its agreement.

Duke-UNC tickets reaching Super Bowl prices due to Zion Williamson

2 days ago from UPI

The showdown between Duke and North Carolina takes place Wednesday night in the 9,314-seat Cameron Indoor Stadium, with tickets reaching Super Bowl prices.

How your weekly shop affects the environment

BBC Radio 5 Live's Sam Walker looks at which foods are better for the environment.

Arizona Cardinals sign former Buffalo Bills TE Charles Clay

2 days ago from UPI

The Arizona Cardinals signed former Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday.

Trump Says Space Force Creation a ‘National Security Priority’

2 days ago from NY Times Science

President Trump signed an order to begin the process for establishing a new branch of the military that would be dedicated to handling threats in space. But critics say it...

Judge allows suit against Obama Presidential Center to proceed

2 days ago from UPI

A federal judge in Illinois ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit targeting the location of the planned Obama Presidential Center in Chicago's South Side can move forward.

Quadriga dead or alive? Law firms jockey to represent cryptocurrency clients short millions

Top Canadian law firms are jockeying for position to represent people who have money tied up in a cryptocurrency exchange that became frozen after the mysterious death of its founder...

American food pantries receive millions of gallons of milk for first time

2 days ago from UPI

Millions of gallons of fresh milk from the U.S. Department of Agriculture are arriving at food banks for the first time.

Ford pulls out of S. America truck business, closes Brazil plant

2 days ago from Physorg

US automaker Ford said Tuesday it was pulling out of the commercial heavy truck business in South America, closing a plant in Brazil employing 2,800 workers that has been operating...

Great disparities exist in how news media cover terror attacks

2 days ago from Physorg

Terror attacks carried out by Muslims receive on average 357 percent more media coverage than those committed by other groups, according to a University of Alabama researcher's newly published study.

What you need to know as Alberta prepares to launch an online health portal

2 days ago from CBC: Health

Alberta isn't the first province to give patients online access to their personal health information. But it's on the leading edge.

Arboretum helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

2 days ago from Harvard Science

Just beyond the old iron gates of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, a creative experiment in pedagogy has been bringing the concept of plant sciences to growing, changing life. For three years...

U.S. gasoline prices rise on refinery problems

2 days ago from UPI

Gasoline prices rose week-over-week, increasing on average six cents per gallon to $2.33 -- the biggest one-week increase yet this year -- the AAA said.

Jaguars hire former Packers DC Dom Capers as defensive assistant

2 days ago from UPI

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired former Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers to serve as a defensive assistant.

Watch: Wandering cows eat fruits inside supermarket

2 days ago from UPI

A trio of wandering cows strolled into a supermarket in Hong Kong and were caught on camera feasting on produce.

NBA executive Li Li Leung named new president and CEO of USA Gymnastics

2 days ago from UPI

NBA executive Li Li Leung was named the new president and CEO of USA Gymnastics on Tuesday.