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2 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Scientists hope tiny robotic bee takes flight

Harvard University researcher Robert Wood , professor of engineering and applied sciences, has a $9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop just such a device.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Science / Technology, Robots, Entomology

6 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Meet Arvind Subramanian, the Man Who Could Be India's Next Chief Economic Adviser

Economist Arvind Subramanian is the front-runner to become chief economic adviser to India's finance ministry, a hotly anticipated appointment for the country's new government given its pledges to tame inflation and kickstart the economy.

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7 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Dayton names 6 to MnSCU board of trusteesDayton names 6 to MnSCU...

Dayton names 6 to MnSCU board of trustees The board sets policies that guide admissions, tuition, academics and a $1.9 billion budget Check out this story on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/08/22/dayton-names-mnscu-board-trustees/14430895/ Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday appointed six people to fill spots on the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mark Dayton, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

8 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Many students say college has a negative financial benefit

It's late August and thousands of teenagers are moving out of home to begin their college careers.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, George Washington University, California, World News

11 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Overnight News Digest -- "Do Electric Hummingbirds Dream of Beam Trees?" Edition

Instead of depending on a sugar sensor found in many vertebrates, the flitting, frenetic birds use a repurposed sensor that normally responds to savory flavors, scientists report in the Aug. 22 Science.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Aspartame, Department of Energy, US News, Liberal Political News

12 hrs ago | Packer

Smarter Lunchrooms tactics boost produce consumption

Some schools have increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options at practically no cost by using behavioral psychology techniques promoted by the Smarter Lunchrooms program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Related Topix: US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition, Fruits

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Patagonia Partners With Artists Across the Country to Bring Environmental Focus to Midterm Elections

According to a Harvard University study , only 23 percent of Americans ages of 18-29 say they will definitely vote this midterm.

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Science

Study of Internet censorship reveals the deepest fears of China's government

Behind China's vaunted Internet censorship are throngs of specialized police officers, fake commentators, and ever-changing technologies.

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The Washington Post

Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm

As former social chair of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Harvard University, Malik Gill wants to appear especially welcoming to girls who come to the house for parties.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Stanford, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Stanford University, Business News

Memeorandum

Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm

Hook-Up Culture at Harvard, Stanford Wanes Amid Assault Alarm - As former social chair of the Sigma Chi fraternity at Harvard University, Malik Gill wants to appear especially welcoming to girls who come to the house for parties.

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Related Topix: Conservative Political News, US News

University Business

Harvard University Police issue advisory after armed robbery

They're now warning incoming students, staffers and community members to be extra vigilant while walking through the campus and surrounding areas, both during the day and at night.

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Live Science

The Surprising Reason Hummingbirds Love Sweets

Nectar-slurping hummingbirds clearly have a taste for sweets - but they shouldn't.

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science

New Scientist

Hummingbirds turned savoury into sweet to taste nectar

It's the strangest sweet tooth in the world. Birds lost the ability to taste sugars, but nectar-feeding hummingbirds re-evolved the capacity by repurposing receptors used to taste savoury food.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology

Sys-Con Media

Science Power Jeffrey Epstein and Harvard University Fund Project to Visually Stop Tumor Growth

These aggressive cells are the driver mutations that drive the tumor's growth. The study, which shows a topological map of what to look for when examining tumors, comes at a needed time in cancer research, for while tumor cells can be extracted from biopsy, it's very difficult to know which cells are actually causing the growth.

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Related Topix: Mathematics, Science

New Scientist

Watch a swarm of 1000 mini-robots assemble into shapes

THE world's largest robotic swarm has been created using an army of more than 1000 bots.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Asian Correspondent

Thai academic makes apparent death threat over Harvard article

A Thai academic at the University of California, Los Angeles has issued an apparent death threat against the author of an article alleging Harvard University's collaboration with pro-establishment supporters of Thailand's coup.

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Art Daily

Indian College excavation reopens in Harvard Yard

Students sieve through excavated soil during the 2007 excavation in Harvard Yard.

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Related Topix: Archaeology, Science, Anthropology

Boston.com

Globe: Home Improvement Spending On the Rise

Homeowners are finally getting around to those home remodeling projects they were forced to put off during the worst of the recession, according to The Boston Globe .

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Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home, Massachusetts

PhysOrg Weblog

Study identifies protein that helps prevent active tuberculosis in infected patients

The protein, interleukin-32, was discovered to be one biomarker of adequate host defense against TB.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Star Online

Robo-swarm's bright promise

WITHOUT any helping hand, more than 1,000 simple robots the size of votive candles can swarm themselves into complex shapes like a star or the letter K, US researchers said last Thursday.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Apiculture, Science

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