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Each Mediterranean island has its own genetic pattern

A Team around Anthropologist Ron Pinhasi from the University of Vienna -- together with researchers from the University of Florence and Harvard University -- found out that prehistoric migration from Africa, Asia and Europe to the Mediterranean islands took place long before the era of the Mediterranean seafaring civilizations. For their analysis they used the DNA of prehistoric individuals from Sicily, Sardinia and the Balearic Islands. The results have been published in Nature Ecology & Evolut...
Tags: Europe, Science, Harvard University, Mediterranean, Balearic Islands, University of Vienna, Africa Asia, Sicily Sardinia, University of Florence, Ron Pinhasi


Bone or cartilage? Presence of fatty acids determines skeletal stem cell development

In the event of a bone fracture, fatty acids in our blood signal to stem cells that they have to develop into bone-forming cells. If there are no blood vessels nearby, the stem cells end up forming cartilage. The finding that specific nutrients directly influence the development of stem cells opens new avenues for stem cell research. Biomedical scientists from KU Leuven and Harvard University published these results in Nature.
Tags: Science, Harvard University, KU Leuven


Can't quit smoking? It might be to do with how sad you are

Emotions have a powerful part to play in both our behavioural choices and our health. Experiencing a range of positive emotions has been associated with lower levels of inflammation, for example, and emotional control has even been linked to higher performance in sportspeople. Negative emotions, too, can have a serious impact on behaviour: research has , for instance.Now new research from Charles Dorison and colleagues at Harvard University, published in PNAS, has looked at the role of negative...
Tags: Psychology, Health, UK, US, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard University, Innovation, Addiction, Health Care, Pixar, Ewan McGregor, BPS Research Digest, PNAS, Charles Dorison


Guthrie Theater and A.R.T. Will Co-Commission New Work By Mark Rylance and Peter Reder

The Guthrie Theater Joseph Haj, artistic director announced today its partnership with American Repertory Theater at Harvard University Diane Paulus, Terrie and Bradley Bloom artistic director Diane Borger, executive producer to co-commission and co-develop a new play cycle by Mark Rylance and Peter Reder. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Harvard University, Mark Rylance, American Repertory Theater, Joseph Haj, BWW News Desk, Guthrie Theater and A R T Will Co Commission, Peter Reder, Diane Paulus Terrie, Bradley Bloom, Diane Borger


Harvard scientist predicts coronavirus will infect up to 70 percent of humanity

Harvard University epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch is predicting the coronavirus "will ultimately not be containable" and, within a year, will infect somewhere between 40 and 70 percent of humanity, The Atlantic reports. But don't be too alarmed. Many of those people, Lipsitch clarifies, won't have severe illnesses or even show symptoms at all, which is already the case for many people who have tested positive for the virus.That's precisely why he doesn't think the virus can be stop...
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If Bernie’s the Nominee, There’s a New Red Scare Coming

Bernie Sanders looks increasingly likely to be the first self-declared socialist to head a major party in the history of the United States, especially after romping through Nevada on Saturday. The reasons for the socialist revival are clear. Inequalities are shocking, student debt levels are staggering, and living standards have been stagnant or declining for all but the 1 percent since the 1970s. Sanders’ brand of democratic socialism, which really differs little from New Deal liberalism, seeks...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Republicans, Senate, Massachusetts, America, Barack Obama, Georgia, United States, Harvard University, Venezuela, Fox News, Michigan, Nevada


and let others do for you: interdependence, and the strength to be vulnerable

"I find it really difficult to ask for help." I've heard many people say this. I don't know if I ever said this myself, but as a teen and then young adult, I definitely tried never to ask for help, and seldom would allow myself to accept any. When I needed help of any kind -- physical, financial, emotional -- I would feel uncomfortable and deeply indebted, for relatively small actions.In New York City, where, like millions of New Yorkers, I didn't own a car, if someone gave me a ride home, I wou...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Personal, Mental Health, Ptsd, National Parks, Bob Dylan, Harvard University, Dylan, Mississauga, Brooke, Miscellaneous Blather, Laura K, Brooke Ellison Ellison


and let others do for you: interdependence, and the strength to be vulnerable

"I find it really difficult to ask for help." I've heard many people say this. I don't know if I ever said this myself, but as a teen and then young adult, I definitely tried never to ask for help, and seldom would allow myself to accept any. When I needed help of any kind -- physical, financial, emotional -- I would feel uncomfortable and deeply indebted, for relatively small actions.In New York City, where, like millions of New Yorkers, I didn't own a car, if someone gave me a ride home, I wou...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Personal, Mental Health, Ptsd, National Parks, Bob Dylan, Harvard University, Allan, Dylan, Mississauga, Brooke, Miscellaneous Blather, Brooke Ellison Ellison


Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women

Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Research, Immune System, Blood Pressure, Harvard University, Middle East, Epidemics, National Institutes of Health, Viruses, Mice, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Testosterone, Yale University, Clayton


‘We Wouldn’t Be Having This Conversation.’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. on America’s Missed Opportunities for Racial Equality

Henry Louis Gates Jr., Emmy-winning historian and head of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University, tells TIME about the origins of modern inequality, America’s missed opportunities and where the fight goes next. How do you see the state of equality today fitting into the history of equality? One of the most dramatic shifts to the structure of the African-American community has been the doubling of the black middle class and the quadrupling of th...
Tags: News, Washington, Race, Uncategorized, America, Barack Obama, Harvard University, Yale, South, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Thomas Jefferson, Lani Guinier, Equality2020, Missed Opportunities for Racial Equality, Henry Louis Gates Jr Emmy


A deep dive into cellular aging

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys and Harvard University have discovered that mitochondria trigger senescence, the sleep-like state of aged cells, through communication with the cell's nucleus--and identified an FDA-approved drug that helped suppress the damaging effects of the condition in cells and mice. The discovery, published in Genes & Development, could lead to treatments that promote healthy aging or prevent age-associated diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease an...
Tags: Science, Harvard University, Fda, Sanford Burnham Prebys


Gender Pronouns Can Be Tricky on Campus. Harvard Is Making Them Stick.

The push for personal pronouns like “they/them” and “ze/hir” can ignite a power struggle in college classrooms. The Kennedy School of Government’s solution? Stickers.
Tags: Gender, News, Harvard University, New York University, Shawnee State University, Kennedy School of Government, Colleges and Universities, Nicholas K, Meriwether, Transgender and Transsexuals, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Academic Freedom


Affirmative Action Opponents Renew Their Battle Against Harvard

A group representing Asian-American students appealed a judge’s ruling that Harvard had not explicitly discriminated against them by boosting other racial and ethnic groups.
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard University, Affirmative Action, Blum, Edward J, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, Race and Ethnicity, Students for Fair Admissions


Jeff Bezos just pledged $10 billion to fight climate change. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the Amazon CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is giving $10 billion to fight climate change by starting the Bezos Earth Fund, the Amazon CEO announced on Instagram on Monday. Bezos is worth an estimated $130 billion now, making him the richest person in the world, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos is roughly 48% richer than the British monarchy. He makes approximately $2,489 per second — more than twice what the median US worker makes in a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Instagram, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Zimbabwe, Luxembourg, World Bank, Mars, Iceland, Jeff Bezos


A Scholar of Democracy Gets a 2020 Lab for His Ideas

He’s a senior adviser to Elizabeth Warren. He was one of Pete Buttigieg’s groomsmen. For him, the debate between those two rivals on progressivism vs. centrism is personal.
Tags: News, Harvard University, Warren, Elizabeth, Ganesh, Buttigieg, Books and Literature, Elizabeth Warren He, Pete Buttigieg, Pete (1982-, Presidential Election of 2020, Sitaraman


The 'grandfather of online dating' reveals the 3 crucial questions that can predict long-term compatibility in a relationship

Sam Yagan is a cofounder of OKCupid, former Match.com CEO, and former Tinder director. Yagan said that OkCupid data found that there were three main questions that can predict long-term compatibility between a couple. "You can disagree on religion, you can disagree on pets, you can disagree on lots of things," Yagan told Business Insider. OKCupid found that the important questions related to a person's preferences for horror movies, travel, and willingness to live on a boat. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, Harvard University, Costco, Match Group, Business Insider, Sam Yagan, Yagan, Costco Baby


Catching up on China’s tech influence operations in America

It’s been a dizzying few weeks following all the China news emanating from Washington DC these days. While a “phase one” trade deal with China has been signed and appears to be moving forward as of a month ago (we covered the origins of this trade war extensively on TechCrunch in 2018 and 2019), it has also become clear that the Trump administration and its various agencies are aggressively targeting China on a variety of fronts. Here’s what’s been happening with startup funding, Huawei, univers...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Asia, UK, Wtf, Justice, Saudi Arabia, Government, China, Germany, Softbank, America, Tech, Intel, Policy, Harvard


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Harvard and Yale Ensnared in Education Dept. Crackdown on Foreign Funding

The department told the Ivy League universities to hand over records on millions of dollars in gifts, grants and contracts from foreign countries, including China, Iran and Russia.
Tags: News, Harvard, Harvard University, Ivy League, Yale University, DeVos, Foreign Investments, Lieber, Colleges and Universities, China Iran, Elizabeth (1958-, Education Department (US, Government Contracts and Procurement, Charles M (1959-, Yale Ensnared in Education Dept Crackdown


Feb 12: The Mueller Report Illustrated

The Mueller Report Illustrated Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:00 PM 8:00 PM Solid State Books 600 H Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map) ...
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Maybe Information Actually Doesn’t Want to Be Free

Jessica Lessin’s online tech publication costs $399 a year and has no ads. Silicon Valley’s elite is eating it up.
Tags: Jobs, News, Entrepreneurship, Newspapers, Harvard University, EK, Venture Capital, Mergers, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Brian, 21st Century Fox, Wall Street Journal, Freedom Of The Press, Financial Times, Zuckerberg


and let others do for you: interdependence, and the strength to be vulnerable

"I find it really difficult to ask for help." I've heard many people say this. I don't know if I ever said this myself, but as a teen and then young adult, I definitely tried never to ask for help, and seldom would allow myself to accept any. When I needed help of any kind -- physical, financial, emotional -- I would feel uncomfortable and deeply indebted, for relatively small actions.In New York City, where, like millions of New Yorkers, I didn't own a car, if someone gave me a ride home, I wou...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Personal, Mental Health, Ptsd, National Parks, Bob Dylan, Harvard University, Dylan, Mississauga, Brooke, Miscellaneous Blather, Laura K, Brooke Ellison Ellison


Lance Oppenheim’s Doc ‘Some Kind of Heaven’ and the Art of Looking for Stories in Your Own Backyard

“I was surprised at how relatable I found many Villagers’ pursuits. Their attempts to find connection, love and meaning were not so dissimilar from my own.” Director (and recent college grad) Lance Oppenheim A mistake that creative people often make is that interesting stories are somewhere else—usually far away exotic place. South Florida native Lance […]
Tags: Filmmaking, Harvard University, New York Times, Sundance film festival, South Florida, The Villages, Lance Oppenheim, Some Kind of Heaven


Jeff Bezos just cashed in $1.8 billion in Amazon stock. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos just cashed in $1.8 billion of Amazon stock after a spike in share prices last week. The Amazon CEO is worth an estimated $126 billion now, making him the richest person in the world, according to both Forbes and Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Bezos is roughly 36% richer than the British monarchy. He makes approximately $2,489 per second — more than twice what the median US worker makes in a week. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos just cashed in $1.8 b...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University, Luxembourg, World Bank, Estonia, Mars, Iceland, Jeff Bezos, Seattle


U.S. Officials Warn That Chinese Espionage Is an ‘Existential Threat’

(WASHINGTON) — The number of FBI arrests in cases related to Chinese espionage has risen sharply in the last five years, corresponding with what the U.S. government sees as an urgent threat to American economic prosperity and intellectual property, federal law enforcement officials said Thursday. There were 24 China-related arrests in the last fiscal year, up from 15 five years earlier, and there have been 19 this year, according to Justice Department figures presented at a conference on Ch...
Tags: News, Washington, China, Boston, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, America, Fbi, Harvard, Beijing, Harvard University, National Security, Chinese communist party, Associated Press, Justice Department, Chinese Embassy


Johns Hopkins Displaces Harvard as Top Fundraiser in Record Year

(Bloomberg) -- Johns Hopkins University dislodged Harvard University as the top fundraiser among U.S. colleges, fueled by a $1.8 billion donation from Michael Bloomberg.Schools raised almost $50 billion in the 12 months ended June 2019, a record year and the 10th consecutive period of increased donations, according to a study released Wednesday by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.Hopkins brought in $2.7 billion after Bloomberg in November 2018 announced the gift for his alma ...
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Dear Cyril, sign the Copyright Amendment Bill

Reasonable time has now passed for you to act, say the signatories of this open letter to the president and Cabinet ministers The post Dear Cyril, sign the Copyright Amendment Bill appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Opinion, Copyright, Article, Teachers, Harvard University, Musicians, Constitution, Librarians, Latin America, Cabinet, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, South Africa (country, Copyright Amendment Bill


2 Iranian Students File Civil Rights Complaint After Removal From the U.S.

BOSTON — Two college students from Iran have filed civil rights complaints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, saying they were mistreated and illegally denied entry into the country by federal officials at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Shahab Dehghani, who attends Northeastern University, and Reihana Emami Arandi, who had been set to start classes at Harvard University, recently filed separate complaints with the agency’s civil rights office, requesting the agency invest...
Tags: News, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Uncategorized, Iran, Harvard, Harvard University, Middle East, Muslim, Homeland Security, State Department, Customs, Logan Airport, Illinois, Donald Trump


Researchers Find 'Anonymized' Data Is Even Less Anonymous Than We Thought

Corporations love to pretend that 'anonymization' of the data they collect protects consumers. Studies keep showing that's not really true. From a report: Last fall, AdBlock Plus creator Wladimir Palant revealed that Avast was using its popular antivirus software to collect and sell user data. While the effort was eventually shuttered, Avast CEO Ondrej Vlcek first downplayed the scandal, assuring the public the collected data had been "anonymized" -- or stripped of any obvious identifiers like n...
Tags: Tech, Harvard, Harvard University, Attari, Wladimir Palant, Ondrej Vlcek, Vlcek, Dasha Metropolitansky, Kian Attari, Motherboard On


The career rise and life of Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's billionaire chief operating officer who just announced she's engaged

Sheryl Sandberg is the chief operating officer for Facebook, and is worth an estimated $1.6 billion. Sandberg has made headlines in her nearly 10 years at Facebook, from pioneering a controversial feminist movement with her book "Lean In," to responding to criticism over the social media giant's handing of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Sandberg, 50, confirmed Monday she was engaged to Tom Bernthal, the founder and CEO of a consulting firm. Here's everything you need to know about Sandb...
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