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IMF Chief Economist Gopinath to Leave Fund, Return to Harvard in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Monetary Fund chief economist Gita Gopinath will return to Harvard University in January as planned when her...
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Merck is set to make billions off a COVID-19 pill that could change the pandemic. Here's why some countries will pay more than others.

Molnupiravir is an experimental oral antiviral developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics that could treat COVID-19. Merck Merck's COVID-19 pill holds tremendous promise in fighting the pandemic. Industry analysts expect Merck to make billions off the not-yet-authorized drug. Some countries will be paying $12 per pill, while the US agreed to pay $712 per treatment course. Merck is walking a tightrope with its COVID-19 pill, expecting to reap billions in revenue while still makin...
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10 Brendan Fraser Performances You Need To Revisit

Remembered for his classic good looks and nostalgic charm, it is impossible not to love Brendan Fraser. Not only has he been a part of the most memorable movies of the last few decades, but Fraser continues to make an impact on generations of movie-goers. From his action-centric roles to his more kid-friendly performances, Fraser's body of work is truly something to admire. And as the Brendan Fraser renaissance continues to take shape thanks to the likes of "Doom Patrol," "No Sudden Move," and M...
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Scientists discovered a 16-million-year-old fossilized tardigrade trapped in amber - a 'once-in-a-generation event'

An artist's depiction of the tardigrade species Paradoryphoribius chronocaribbeus, which was found fossilized in amber in the Dominican Republic. Art by Holly Sullivan Tardigrades are nearly indestructible organisms that have existed for at least 540 million years. But their tiny size makes finding fossilized tardigrades is hard. A new study describes a tardigrade fossil scientists found in amber from the Dominican Republic. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tardigrade...
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Biden Announces Nominees for Humanities and Arts Endowments

President Joe Biden has announced his picks to head the National Endowments for the Humanities and the Arts, tapping a Harvard University scholar and an Arizona State University professor to oversee the federal agencies.
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen trashes minting a $1 trillion coin as solution to debt ceiling crisis as US inches toward default

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen attends the House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington on September 30, 2021. Al Drago/Pool/Reuters Yellen torched the idea of minting a $1 trillion platinum coin to prevent a US default, calling it a "gimmick." "I'm opposed to it and I don't believe we should consider it seriously," Yellen told CNBC on Tuesday. Minting a coin has gained support among some economists to prevent a default with potentially ruinous global economic conseque...
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How to Help Students Be the Best Version of Themselves

There’s a lot of talk about how living in challenging times can help students develop resilience. But sometimes adults forget that it’s not just facing adversity that builds resilience—it’s facing adversity with support. According to Harvard’s Center for the Developing Child, “The single most common factor for children who develop resilience is at least one stable and committed relationship with a supportive parent, caregiver, or other adult.” Educators can be that “other adult.” The question ...
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Scientists want to ‘copy and paste’ the human brain onto a computer chip

Did you know Neural is taking the stage on Sept 30 and Oct 1? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! Scientists from Samsung and Harvard University have unveiled a new approach to building smarter computer chips: “copying and pasting” the brain onto a memory network. They propose copying the brain’s neuronal wiring map by using a novel nanoelectrode array to record electrical signals produced by neurons. T...
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Samsung Engineers Propose 'Copying and Pasting' the Brain onto AI Chips

Samsung has proposed a way to build brain-like computer chips by "copying and pasting" a brain's neuron wiring map onto 3D neuromorphic chips. Engadget reports: The approach would rely on a nanoelectrode array that enters a large volumes of neurons to record both where the neurons connect and the strength of those connections. You could copy that data and 'paste' it to a 3D network of solid-state memory, whether it's off-the-shelf flash storage or cutting-edge memory like resistive RAM. Each me...
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How a partnership between the city of Boston and local universities is working to help policymakers better serve residents

Northeastern University is where the Boston Area Research Initiative is housed. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Kazi Awal/Insider The Boston Area Research Initiative helps policymakers better understand and serve residents. BARI collaborates with universities on research projects to offer insights into life in the city. Efforts include research on the city's 311 nonemergency reporting system and an annual conference. This article is part of a series focused on...
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Two-legged dinosaurs may have swung tails to run faster, say scientists

A computer simulation could help us better understand the evolution of movement in animalsTwo-legged dinosaurs may have swung their tails as they crashed through the undergrowth – just like humans swing their arms – according to scientists who modelled their movements in 3D at Harvard University. Until now, it was widely believed that bipedal (two-legged) dinosaurs grew long tails to counterbalance the weight of their heads, and the tail was merely a rigid extension of the pelvis. But it is now ...
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A major far-right platform got hit by a data breach, revealing the names and addresses of Proud Boys, QAnon, and Texas Right to Life backers

QAnon and Trump supporters at the "Stop the Steal" rally in Washington, DC. Andrew Lichtenstein/Getty Images Hackers accessed Epik, a web platform that hosted sites run by groups like QAnon and the Proud Boys. Some 15 million names, email addresses, and phone numbers were leaked in the September 13 hack. The hacking group Anonymous has claimed credit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A major web platform that helped far-right groups like the Proud Boys and QAnon operate onl...
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Science and art work together to resurrect extinct flower scents

In Venice, visitors to the 17th International Architecture Exhibition have the opportunity to sample scents from flowers that were rendered extinct by human development.   In an installation called Resurrecting the Sublime, artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, with the help of synthetic biology firm Ginkgo Bioworks and scent researcher Sissel Tolaas, showcase scents from three plants: Hibiscadelphus wilderianus Rock, or Maui hau kuahiwi, which grew in ancient lava fields in Maui, Hawaii and were “d...
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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...
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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

Home Remodeling: One Potential Solution to Aging Housing Issues

While new construction is critical in addressing the inventory challenges, experts say that may only partially fix the persisting housing shortage in the United States. “Over time, aging housing is also likely to increase the rate at which homes deteriorate to the point of functional obsolescence—a factor that would further increase the need to build new housing to replace them,” says David Bank, senior vice president of Rosen Consulting Group (RCG). RCG co-authored a June report, “Housing Is Cr...
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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...
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BofA leadership shuffle - Battle for mortgage talent - Dyal's hunt for NBA deals

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Bank of America just announced a major leadership shuffle. The battle for talent in the mortgage industry is heating up.Dyal is eyeing more NBA deals after upping its stake in the Sacramento Kings.Let's get started. Bank of America is shaking up its top ranks Bank of America; Skye Gould/Insider The ba...
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10 things before the opening bell

Ark Invest, File (for Wood) and Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File (for Musk). Welcome to 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's jump in.1. US stock futures are up after five straight days of losses. Investors are buying the dip ahead of inflation data this week. See what's going on so far today. 2. Cathie Wood recently sold more than $...
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Her mom died of breast cancer. Her dad was a 9/11 responder. Her mission: Keep the family businesses alive.

Kaley Young, left her sister Keira, and brother Christian. (Courtesy of Kaley Young) Many family businesses are passed down. They aren't typically inherited through tragedy. At 19, Kaley Young ran her mother's pilates studio after she died. At 24, she took over her father's business. In channeling her own grief into passion projects, Young has exemplified an entrepreneurial spirit. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many family businesses are passed down from gen...
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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 ...
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Harvard University Will Divest Itself From Fossil Fuels

Harvard University will divest itself from holdings in fossil fuels.
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Could a reboot make social media a nicer place?

A Harvard University project will explore whether social media can be de-toxed
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Medal of Honor Monday: Navy Rear Adm. Claud Jones

By Katie Lange A young Claud Jones, who later became a Medal of Honor recipient, poses for a photo during his early career in the Navy. USA – -( Most of the more than 3,500 men who received the Medal of Honor earned it for actions taken during a conflict. Navy Rear Adm. Claud A. Jones, however, is one of the few who received it for his heroics during a mysterious natural disaster. Jones was born on Oct. 7, 1885, in an area once called Fire Creek, West Virginia. He had a sister...
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What Sanders and Carlson get wrong about Denmark and Hungary

Ideologues at both political extremes, like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, on the left and Fox News host Tucker Carlson on the right, have recently pointed to pet foreign countries as exemplars of what America should strive to be. Yet Sanders and Carlson are each misled by a superficial understanding of what these countries are really about. As a proud, self-described socialist, Sanders thinks Denmark is a socialist paradise. But in reality, it’s far more free-market oriented than most people g...
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The Evolutionary History of Fat: Biologists Explain Why It’s Necessary for Our Survival & Why We’re Biased Against It

The Fat Acceptance movement may seem like a 21st century phenomenon, rising to public consciousness with the success of high-profile writers, actors, filmmakers, and activists in recent years. But the movement can date its origins to 1967, when WBAI radio personality Steve Post held a “fat-in” in Central Park, bringing 500 people together to protest, celebrate, and burn diet books and photos of Twiggy. “That same year,” notes the Center for Discovery, “a man named Llewelyn ‘Lew’ Louderba...
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Calculating The Costs Of The Afghanistan War In Lives, Dollars And Years

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. It first appeared at The Conversation. The U.S. invaded Afghanistan in late 2001 to destroy al-Qaida, remove the Taliban from power and remake the nation. On Aug. 30, 2021, the U.S. completed a pullout of troops from Afghanistan, providing an uncertain punctuation mark to two decades of conflict. For the past 11 years I have closely followed the post-9/11 conflicts for the Costs of War Project, an initiative that bring...
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The New Thermodynamic Understanding of Clocks

Studies of the simplest possible clocks have revealed their fundamental limitations -- as well as insights into the nature of time itself. Natalie Wolchover, writing for Quanta Magazine: [...] Over the past five years, through studies of the simplest conceivable clocks, the researchers have discovered the fundamental limits of timekeeping. They've mapped out new relationships between accuracy, information, complexity, energy and entropy -- the quantity whose incessant rise in the universe is clo...
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The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the Theranos founder who is now on trial for fraud

Elizabeth Holmes leaves after a hearing at a federal court in San Jose, California, on July 17, 2019. Reuters/Stephen Lam Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford at 19 to start Theranos, and grew its value to $9 billion. Later, technology flaws were exposed, and Theranos and Holmes were charged with "massive fraud." Jury selection for Holmes' fraud trial began Tuesday. She could face up to 20 years in prison. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2014, blood-test...
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The new head of Harvard's Divinity School is an atheist

Greg Epstein is the New York Times-bestselling author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe. Since 2005, he's served as a Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University — an institute that was founded by Puritans, with the intention of educating the aspiring clergy. — Read the rest
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