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The weirdest things we learned this week: hot air balloon riots and the man-eatingest tiger

3 days ago from PopSci

Science Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts. What’s the weirdest thing you learned this week? Well, whatever it is, we promise you’ll...

Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal thinks Tom Holland is 'amazing' as Spider-Man

3 days ago from UPI

Jake Gyllenhaal praised his "Spider-Man" co-star Tom Holland during an apperance on "The Tonight Show," stating that the actor does an amazing job.

China says it expects progress on denuclearization during summit

3 days ago from UPI

China says expectations of "positive results" for the second U.S.-North Korea summit are high in Beijing.

Research rethinks tutorial teaching

3 days ago from Physorg

Professors and graduate students are at opposite ends of the university hierarchy in terms of experience, qualifications and pay. But at many universities, both do the same job: they teach...

Pope Francis calls Catholic bishops to Rome for sex abuse summit

3 days ago from UPI

Pope Francis has summoned nearly 200 senior bishops to discuss the sexual abuse scandal that has enveloped the Catholic Church.

Studying ant cooperation is revealing how brains work together

3 days ago from Science Blog

By Jonathan O’Callaghan As a child, you almost certainly at one stage spent hours watching ants move about from their nest. Maybe you dropped a piece of food and watched...

Travelers use hotels' loyalty programs to get instant perks and rewards

3 days ago from Physorg

Many travellers are members of multiple loyalty programmes, and the role of these programmes is often insignificant when choosing between different hotels, a new study from the University of Eastern...

Why Do So Many Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana?

3 days ago from Live Science

Here's why public opinion has changed dramatically in favor of pot legalization.

Well : Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health. An App May Help.

3 days ago from NY Times Health

A specific approach to mindfulness may increase sociability.

White House condemns terrorist attack in India

3 days ago from UPI

The White House reaffirmed its condemnation of last week's suicide bomb attack in India, offering its support for the country in its fight against terrorism.

Researchers peer inside the mind of the worm for clues on how memories form

3 days ago from Physorg

Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive since first described more than half a century ago. Now...

President Bacow shares his vision for the future of higher ed

3 days ago from Harvard Science

On one of his first trips as president of Harvard, Larry Bacow traveled to Washington, D.C., in July 2018, and there signaled that he would be a steadfast advocate for higher education....

Findings from Government Department’s climate survey

3 days ago from Harvard Science

The Harvard Government Department’s Climate Change Committee, formed in March last year in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations, has released its climate survey report. Within the 100-plus-page document, the survey, released Feb. 6,...

Students, administrators attend conference designed to get the vote out

3 days ago from Harvard Science

The next national election is nearly two years away, yet for the students and administrators who gathered for a national conference at Harvard, the time is now to begin strategizing how colleges...

Tracking love among the Ivies

3 days ago from Harvard Science

The dating scene can be overwhelming and unsettling, including for Ivy League men and women who have achieved success in their professional lives but not in their romantic lives. Yet they should fear...

Harvard senior launches Latinx literary magazine

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Ruben Reyes Jr. ’19 has written numerous columns and editorials for The Crimson, poems and essays for literary journals and websites, and most recently a short story for the Florida Review Online. While...

Harvard exhibit ‘Liz Magor: Blowout’ explores discarded objects

3 days ago from Harvard Science

What happened to that stuffed animal you clung to as a child or those trendy shoes you once loved but have gone out of style? It’s a question Vancouver artist Liz Magor...

Harvard’s Graduate Commons Program fetes 10th anniversary with 5 scholars

3 days ago from Harvard Science

A sense of community and belonging with a sweeping view of campus. Harvard Graduate Commons Program (GCP) is celebrating its 10th anniversary by partnering with the University’s Common Spaces website to take their...

At studio, Harvard College senior celebrates potential of AR/VR technology

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Great art and literature seek to move people’s emotions and thoughts, though often from a distance. But what if people could experience the intellectual and sensory grandeur of Michelangelo’s painting in the Sistine...

Lessons in how to make the workplace inclusive for LGBTQ employees

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Queer. Some still bristle when they hear it, but in 2019, when used to describe a gay person, “queer” doesn’t carry the same pejorative connotations that it might have 25 or 30...

Leader of Harvard working group discusses import on focusing on symbols and spaces

3 days ago from Harvard Science

Harvard President Drew Faust established the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging in 2016. In her charge to the new group, Faust said, “To realize the community’s full promise and to foster...

Harvard Chan School’s SHINE aims to help employees flourish

3 days ago from Harvard Science

What good is a sustainable environment if it leaves people unhappy, unhealthy, and broke? As the calls for sustainability practices grew louder in recent years, Eileen McNeely thought the conversations were ignoring that...

No evidence tougher policies deter adolescent cannabis use

4 days ago from Science Daily

A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher policies.

Prenatal forest fire exposure stunts children's growth

4 days ago from Science Daily

Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new research.

Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens

4 days ago from Science Daily

In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their...

Testimony: Patrick Frazee ordered woman to kill fiancee Kelsey Berreth

4 days ago from UPI

An Idaho nurse told investigators Tuesday that a Colorado man accused of killing his missing fiancee told her he beat the woman to death and burned her body.

Natural resources valued differently by men and woman

4 days ago from Science Daily

Men and women value, access and use resources from the natural environment in distinct and different ways, a new study has shown.

Brain's primitive sensory region also participates in sophisticated learning

4 days ago from Science Daily

Neuroscientists have revealed that a simple brain region, known for processing basic sensory information, can also guide complex feats of mental activity. The new study involving mice demonstrated that cells...