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Other Denzel Washington Movies You Should Watch After The Little Things

"The Little Things" is an entertaining throwback to neo-noir investigative thrillers that debuted in January, 2021. The film's pulpy storyline and ambiguous ending elevated it above other "Se7en" wannabes, but really, it was the film's incredible cast that garnered attention. Recent Academy Award winners Rami Malek and Jared Leto brought to depth to their respective roles, but both were overshadowed by their co-star Denzel Washington. One of the most acclaimed actors of all-time, Washington has ...
Tags: New York, Viola Davis, Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Los Angeles, Star Trek, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Harvard, Missouri, Broadway, Union, Philadelphia, Spike Lee, Kenneth Branagh


Biden's economic agenda in 'significant danger' of collapse. The worst-case scenario for the 2022 midterms is inching closer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Congress is struggling to pass Biden's economic agenda, and even faces a default and government shutdown. Increasing turmoil among Democrats threatens to leave them with little to show from his first year in office. They're squabbling over differences about the size and scope of their social spending plans. See more storie...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Wall Street, Senate, Virginia, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Harvard, Democrats


Biden's economic agenda is in 'significant danger' of collapse. The worst-case scenario for the 2022 midterms is inching closer.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Congress is struggling to pass Biden's economic agenda, and even faces a default and government shutdown. Increasing turmoil among Democrats threatens to leave them with little to show from his first year in office. They're squabbling over differences about the size and scope of their social spending plans. See more storie...
Tags: New York, Obama, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Wall Street, Senate, Virginia, Politico, West Virginia, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Harvard, Democrats


15 Must-See Movies About College, Ranked

College is a time to let loose, unfettered by the restraints that make high school such a prison. As a result, movies that revolve around the college experience have a tendency to embrace a wild atmosphere. Despite the general concept of university as a place to get an education, the focus in college movies tends to be on partying first, studying later. That's the stereotype of a college film, anyway: toga parties and sororities and hazing as far as the eye can see. But the reality (much like th...
Tags: Europe, Movies, France, Boston, Matt Damon, Spain, Harvard, Yale, Anna Kendrick, Beverly Hills, Justin Long, James Corden, Elle, Paul Walker, Alex, Charlie Chaplin


New cell-free antibody generation platform successfully creates neutralizing antibodies effective against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have created a cell-free nanobody engineering platform that can produce antibodies effectively and quickly.
Tags: Health, Harvard, Broad Institute of MIT


After a For-Profit Company Bought EdX -- What Happens Next? (slashdot)

jyosim summarizes an article at EdSurge: edX, founded by Harvard University and MIT a decade ago as a nonprofit alternative to for-profit online education providers, has agreed [in June] to sell its operations to a for-profit company, 2U. Exactly what that means is only now becoming clear, but many observers have noted that in the end, 2U bought a giant source of leads for students that it can upsell graduate degrees to from its partner colleges. But turning edX into a marketing vehicle is a far...
Tags: News, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Anant Agarwal, Agarwal, EditorDavid, Chip Paucek, Paucek, IBL News, Krishna Rajagopal


After a For-Profit Company Bought EdX -- What Happens Next?

jyosim summarizes an article at EdSurge: edX, founded by Harvard University and MIT a decade ago as a nonprofit alternative to for-profit online education providers, has agreed [in June] to sell its operations to a for-profit company, 2U. Exactly what that means is only now becoming clear, but many observers have noted that in the end, 2U bought a giant source of leads for students that it can upsell graduate degrees to from its partner colleges. But turning edX into a marketing vehicle is a far...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Anant Agarwal, Agarwal, Chip Paucek, Paucek, IBL News, Krishna Rajagopal


Can the Computer Chip Industry Reduce Its Carbon Footprint?

"Last week Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's largest chipmaker, which supplies chips to Apple, pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2050," reports the Guardian. "But decarbonizing the industry will be a big challenge." TSMC alone uses almost 5% of all Taiwan's electricity, according to figures from Greenpeace, predicted to rise to 7.2% in 2022, and it used about 63m tons of water in 2019. The company's water use became a controversial topic during Taiwan's drought this ...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Intel, Taiwan, Mit, Harvard, Paris, Greenpeace, TSMC, Taiwan Strait, Oslash, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Air Liquide, Fonstad, Pittroff


Forget about inflation hitting your wallet unless you're rich. The stuff wealthy people buy just got more expensive, a Harvard study shows.

Yacht prices have gone up substantially in the past year. Eric Gaillard/Reuters Biden and Fed chair Jerome Powell have been saying throughout 2021 that higher inflation will be temporary. Most Republicans and some Democrats have been sounding increasingly worried they're wrong. Harvard research shows the wealthy are feeling the pinch more - and maybe that's related to who sounds worried. See more stories on Insider's business page. This summer, bankers and business leaders seem...
Tags: US, Trends, Joe Biden, Harvard, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fed, BLS, John Paulson, CAVALLO, Jerome Powell, Alberto Cavallo, Eric Gaillard Reuters Biden, Andy Kiersz Dominick Reuter


Harvard's atheist chaplain: It's another sign of America's growing secularism

Religious secularists take a middle path on the fraught debate over the role of religion in American society.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Florida’s Pension Fund Adopted Anti-Gun Guidelines Under Rick Scott’s Watch

Pension Fund Retirement Chart Concept   IMG Shutterstock USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Ashbel C. “Ash” Williams Jr., has the financial well-being of Florida’s public employees in his hands. Williams serves as executive director and chief investment officer of the Florida State Board of Administration in Tallahassee, which oversees more than $250 billion in assets, including the nearly $2 billion Florida Retirement System – the state’s public employee pension fund. On Nov. 14, 2018, for reasons know...
Tags: Florida, Guns, California, Oregon, Fbi, Harvard, Williams, Hammer, Cabinet, Nra, State, Perez, National Review, United States of America, Don, Lee


The 24-year old jewelry designer, whose rings have been spotted on Serena Williams and Meghan Markle, uses half her profits to fund female entrepreneurs

Shilpa Yarlagadda Courtesy of Shilpa Yarlagadda; Taken by Shoji Van Kuzumi Shilpa Yarlagadda, 24, is the founder of fine jewelry line Shiffon. The brand is known for its spiral pinky rings, which represent the pinky promise to support and empower women. Meghan Markle wore the duet pinky ring on the cover of Time for its 100 'most influential' people list. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. This article was originally published on November 4th, 2020. On Septemb...
Tags: Time, US, Trends, Adidas, Harvard, Michelle Obama, Shailene Woodley, Silicon Valley, Harry, Emma Watson, Times, Elle, Serena Williams, Sussex, Wilson, Goyal


Scientists Learn Wrong Lesson From Jurassic Park, Try To Bring Back Woolly Mammoth

If scientists have their way, we'll all be riding Woolly Mammoths on a planet that has not succumbed to the devastation of climate change. A company named Colossal (what else) has raised $15 million already in its quest to resurrect the extinct Woolly Mammoth. For reasons.The project is spearheaded by a Harvard genetics professor, and if this sounds like the plot of "Jurassic Park" — but with hairy creatures from the Pleistocene epoch — all I can really say is, "Welcome to Pleistocene Park."Comi...
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20 books to read for Hispanic Heritage Month, from gripping memoirs to captivating young adult fiction

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Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Books, New York, Education, California, Mexico, US, Trends, Features, Chicago, Harvard, House, Diane Guerrero, Cuba, Esperanza


2021 Gun Rights Policy Conference Watch Online Sept 25-26th ~ Mark the Date!

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- For the second year in a row, the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) co-hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, will be a “virtual” event with presentations and panel discussions all online. The Sept. 25-26 2021 event is the 36th annual GRPC, and this year’s theme is “Saving Freedom,” according to SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb. He also chairs the CCRKBA, and for both organizati...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, New York, Guns, Youtube, White House, Virginia, Joe Biden, Harvard, New Jersey, Bill Clinton, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Illinois, Breitbart News


Over 100 economists urge Democrats to include affordable childcare in their $3.5 trillion spending plan

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speak after a press conference on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images 127 economists are urging Democrats to include affordable childcare in their $3.5 trillion social spending plan, per a letter Insider obtained. They include prominent signatories like former Obama economists Jason Furman and Betsey Stevenson. They argue including it would encourage more w...
Tags: Obama, Congress, Senate, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Harvard, Justin Wolfers, Washington Dc, House, Columbia University, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Stevenson, Chuck Schumer, Jason Furman


Scientists want to resurrect the woolly mammoth. They just got $15 million to make it happen

An ambitious project to resurrect the woolly mammoth led by Harvard geneticist George Church has secured a financial shot in the arm.
Tags: Cnn, Harvard, George Church


How Colossal sold investors on a quest to resurrect a woolly mammoth

There are a growing number of companies interested in CRISPR’s potential to upend medicine. It’s probably safe to say there’s only one company interested in using the gene-editing system to create a living, breathing woolly mammoth. Or, at least, something pretty close to it.  That’s the primary mission of a new company called Colossal. Co-founded by maverick geneticist George Church , and entrepreneur Ben Lamm, the former CEO of Hypergiant, the company aims to bring one of those creatures...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Church, Tech, Nasa, Harvard, United States, Mtv, Harvard University, Zynga, Virgin, Mars, Accenture, North America, Robbins


Scientists want to cure elephant herpes so woolly mammoths can stop climate change

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! Welcome to Middle Pleistocene Park! Okay, that doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as Jurassic Park, but Hollywood’s a bit looser when it comes to era accuracy than we are. A serial entrepreneur and a Harvard geneticist today announced plans to resurrect the extinct woolly mammoth. If that’s not exciting eno...
Tags: Startups, Hollywood, Science, Opinion, Tech, Harvard, Jurassic Park, Neural, Next Featured


Senior Living: The unsung importance of casual relationships for older adults

In May, Vincent Keenan traveled from Chicago to Charlottesville, Virginia, for a wedding — his first trip out of town since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. “Hi there!” he called out to customers at a gas station where he’d stopped on his way to the airport. “How’s your day going?” he said he asked the Transportation Security Administration agent who checked his identification. “Isn’t this wonderful?” he exclaimed to guests at the wedding, most of whom were strangers. “I was striking up co...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Harvard, Soccer, Medicare, Somalia, Oakland, Biden, Meetup, Kaiser Health News, Transportation Security Administration, Charlottesville Virginia


Morning Docket: 09.13.21

* One of the Supreme Court's six Republican judges worries that the public thinks their decisions are seen as political moves. No word from Barrett on what social scientists think. [Politico] * Turns out pay as you go isn't an approved way to get into Harvard. Trial that questions how merit-based Ivy league admissions are starts soon. [Reuters] * Texas's governor is trying really hard to let people do a hate speech on social media. [Jurist.org] * I know Balenciaga appropriating sagging isn't ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Harvard, Reuters, Barrett, Balenciaga, Morning Docket, Amy Coney Barrett, Harvard Trial


Trade promotion management startup Cresicor raises $5.6M to keep tabs on customer spend

Cresicor, a consumer packaged goods trade management platform startup, raised $5.6 million in seed funding to further develop its tools for more accurate data and analytics. The company, based remotely, focuses on small to midsize CPG companies, providing them with an automated way to manage their trade promotion, a process co-founder and CEO Alexander Whatley said is done primarily manually using spreadsheets. Here’s what happens in a trade promotion: When a company wants to run a discount on o...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, Enterprise, Advertising Tech, Funding, Marketing, US, Brand, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Harvard, Machine Learning, Software Development, Api


Harvard is divesting its $41 billion endowment from fossil fuels

A fun (read: terrible) thing about the fossil fuel industry is that it's so wrapped up in the financial structure of the world that most of our money is, by default, stained by blood-oil. That "black gold" was a smart early investment bet for those who got in on it, particularly as industrialization grew around the world. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Climate Change, Harvard, Fossil Fuels, Capitalism, Fossil, Capitalism's Worst Instincts, Climate Justice, Climate Crisis, Climate Change Is Real, Divest Now, Climate Criminals


On mention of the N-word in a pedagogical context

Sensible analysis, as usual, from law professor Randall Kennedy (Harvard); an excerpt: I am skeptical of some of the claims of hurt. I suspect that... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Harvard, Brian Leiter, Randall Kennedy


Facebook Admits It Sent Misinformation Researchers Flawed Data

"Facebook provided a data set to a consortium of social scientists last year that had serious errors," reports the Washington Post, "affecting the findings in an unknown number of academic papers, the company acknowledged Friday." The company used a regular monthly call on Friday with roughly three dozen researchers affiliated with Social Science One, a consortium founded in 2018 that Facebook hails as a model for collaboration with academics, to admit the error and apologize for the impact on ...
Tags: Facebook, Washington Post, Tech, Harvard, United States, New York Times, King, Gary King, Stanford Law, Nathaniel Persily, Social Science One, Fabio Giglietto


US stocks end week lower amid 5-day losing streak as growth concerns persist

Lucas Jackson/Reuters US stocks ended the week lower on Friday amid a five-day losing streak for the S&P 500.Apple stock fell after a judge ruled against the iPhone maker in its legal battle with Epic Games. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.US stocks closed lower on Friday as concerns about future economic growth helped drive a five-day losing streak for the S&P 500. A weak August jobs report and comments from the Federal Reserve's August beige b...
Tags: Apple, US, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Harvard, Xi Jinping, Federal Reserve, Ron Wyden, Sherrod Brown, Matthew Fox, Lucas Jackson Reuters US, Cathie Wood s Ark Invest


Harvard University's $42 billion endowment will stop investing in the fossil fuel industry

The campus of Harvard Business School and Harvard University, July 26, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images Harvard University said it will allow investment commitments in the fossil fuel industry to expire. Climate change activists have declared victory after pushing the university for years to divest from fossil fuels. Legacy investments related to the fossil fuel industry are "in runoff mode," said Harvard President Lawrence Bacow. See more stories on ...
Tags: Climate Change, Trends, Markets, Harvard, Harvard University, Gas Industry, Oil Industry, Energy Sector, Harvard Crimson, Carla Mozee, Environmental Activists, HMC, Harvard Endowment, Harvard Management Company, Lawrence Bacow, Bacow


Nicely named: Amberlink

“The Internet Is Rotting,” reads the headline, and it’s no overstatement. The article beneath the hed, published in The Atlantic on June 30, 2021, was written by Jonathan Zittrain, a professor of law and computer science at Harvard who has spent a lot of time thinking about the World Wide Web and its discontents. He’s worried, as we all should be, about the alarming impermanence of our digital artifacts. And he’s proposing solutions. Here’s one example of the problem: With John Bowers and...
Tags: Texas, Animals, America, Harvard, Atlantic, Web/Tech, New York Times, Linguistics, Times, Trademark, Dove, Jonathan Zittrain, Zittrain, Charles II, Perma, John Bowers


The ADA Doesn’t Apply to Online Newspaper Website (Again)–Winegard v. Newsday

The plaintiff is deaf. He is a serial litigant (“By this Court’s count, Mr. Winegard had filed at least forty-four ADA lawsuits in this district alone as of August 16, 2021”). He says that he can’t watch video on the Newsday website because the videos lack closed captioning. The court says the ADA’s intent for the phrase “public accommodation” is unmistakable–it only applies to physical spaces. In response to the common argument that Congress couldn’t have contemplated the Internet when the ADA ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, E-commerce, Netflix, Harvard, Missouri, Circuit, Gannett, Ada, Young, Domino, Qvc, Martinez, Gil, Winn Dixie


Wisetack closes on $40M to bring ‘buy now, pay later’ to in-person services

Buy now, pay later is growing globally — with various companies expanding to, and in, different parts of the world, such as Africa, Latin America and Asia. Here in the U.S., Affirm and Klarna are big players, and Square recently announced plans to acquire Afterpay, which also is eyeing growth here. Traditional buy now, pay later (BNPL) gives consumers the opportunity to pay in installments at the point of sale, either online or, increasingly, in person as well. But even domestically, the ab...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Finance, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Harvard, United States, Venture Capital, Square, Greylock Partners, Cto, Bain Capital Venture, Klarna, Ac