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Gravitational wave triumph turns to dust after flawed analysis revealed

It was hailed as one the most important scientific discoveries of the century, the birth of a new era in physics and a shoe-in for a Nobel prize. The claim from Harvard University that it had discovered gravitational waves – and thereby evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation and the existence…

Michael Bloomberg tells Harvard graduates: Liberals are trying to ‘repress’ conservatives

By Scott Malone and Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) – Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used his commencement address at Harvard University on Thursday to bash a U.S. academic culture that he described as increasingly intolerant of ideas from outside a narrow liberal spectrum. Citing the campus protests that caused…

Satanic Temple: We can’t mock Catholics with ‘black mass’ — church already a mockery

The Archdiocese of Boston warned that a planned historical re-enactment of a satanic ritual by an independent Harvard University student group violated Catholic teachings and could open the door to dark forces. The Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club plans to conduct a re-enactment of a “black mass” Monday on the…

Happy Birthday Facebook: Watch 10 years in two minutes

February 4 is Facebook's 10th birthday. The company Mark Zuckerberg started in his Harvard University dorm has grown to include more than 6,000 employees worldwide, averaging 750 million users every day. Bloomberg Businessweek……

Top Harvard doctors: Supporting Obamacare ‘makes moral and medical sense’

Leading physicians at Harvard University appealed Friday for US health care professionals to speak out against the government shutdown by contacting their elected leaders. The shutdown began October 1 and has sent some 800,000 federal workers home without pay. It was driven by a resurgence of Republican opposition to President…

MIT and Harvard top list of the world’s top universities

The United States comes out on top in an authoritative list of international university rankings published Tuesday, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University leading the way. MIT came top of the QS World University Rankings for the second year running, while Harvard displaced Britain’s Cambridge University…

Harvard scientists successfully make fly-like robots that can hover, fly around

US scientists have devised tiny winged robots inspired by flies that could one day help pollinate crops or aid the search for survivors at collapse sites — once they get off the leash, that is. The prototypes by researchers at Harvard University weigh 80 milligrams and have managed short controlled…

Harvard rounds up emails to find professor who leaked cheating scandal

Boston Globe reports the Ivy League university secretly spied on emails during investigation into leak about cheating scandal A covert security operation at Harvard University saw the emails of 16 resident deans secretly searched in an attempt to unmask the culprit who leaked details of a cheating scandal at the…

Dozens suspended in Harvard cheating scandal: report

Around 60 students at Harvard University have been suspended and others disciplined in a mass cheating scandal at the elite college, a report in the campus newspaper said Friday. The Harvard Crimson quoted an email from Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean Michael Smith that said more than half of…

Obama’s first-ever TV appearance in 1991 uncovered

Long before he became the President of the United States, Barack Obama made his first television appearance while he was the editor at Harvard University’s Law Review, over 20 years ago in a Black History Month segment for Turner Broadcasting Station (TBS). The future leader of the free world’s segment…

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