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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…

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…

Elizabeth Warren: Washington rigged for big corporations

Harvard professor and consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren announced Wednesday that she would challenge Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) as a Democrat in 2012. “I’m going to do this, I’m going to run for the United States Senate,” she said in an announcement uploaded to YouTube. “And the reason is straightforward.…

Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, signaling the possible end of the long-running dispute. The 2008 accord was intended to resolve a feud over whether Zuckerberg stole…

As Internet ‘hypergiants’ proliferate, attacks on human rights increasingly common: study

Amid the rise of the Internet’s “hypergiants” — the massive Internet service providers (ISPs) and network operators at the core of Earth’s global communications platform — smaller media organizations and human rights groups have found themselves on the network’s outer fringes, and frequently the targets of devastating cyber-attacks. That’s according…

John McCain thinks all liberals went to Harvard

This rant by John McCain about the DADT repeal is something else: Direct quote: And you know, we’ll repeal it. And all over America, they’ll be gold stars put up in windows in the rural towns and communities all over America that don’t partake in the elite schools that bar…

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