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Sharing personal values as a basis for social entrepreneurship

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.09.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Lara San Gil and Julie Kervadec Years ago I met my best friend, Julie, whilst studying for a Master in International Marketing in Madrid. Towa...

Israeli Researchers Say Mahmoud Abbas Was A KGB Spy In The 1980s

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home

JERUSALEM, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Soviet-era documents show that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas worked in the 1980s for the KGB, the now-defunct inte...

It's History: Roman Soldiers Drank From This Penis Pot For Laughs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.11.2016 | Weird News

First they plundered Britain. Then they gave each other the shaft. Apparently all that conquering made Roman soldiers thirsty for a drink out of a pen...

Here's Why Spider-Man Wouldn't Be Able To Scale Walls In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.21.2016 | Science

Spider-Man's agility and wall-climbing powers have been thrown into serious question. Scientists in England say the fleet-footed superhero wouldn't be...

5 Best Things To Do In Cambridge

Agnieszka Bielecka | Posted 12.07.2016 | Travel
Agnieszka Bielecka

When visiting Cambridge, most people make it a day trip, taking one of numerous trains from London, and are back in the city's fog before night time. ...

New 'Brain Training' App Could Help People With Schizophrenia

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.04.2015 | Technology

LONDON (Reuters) -- A "brain training" iPad game developed in Britain may improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, helping them in their dai...

Oxford vs. Cambridge? I've Changed My View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've spent the last three days enjoying both towns and comparing each -- and I need to change my assessment. Here's how I wrote it up for the next edition of my England guidebook.

The New Hall Art Collection: A Unique Perspective on Women Art in a Women's College

Tara Heuzé-S. | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Tara Heuzé-S.

These are the words written on the artwork Birds (2012) by Tracey Emin, which was hung up in the corridor leading to the Rosemary Murray Library just before the beginning of the infamous Easter term, also known as exam term.

Ghostly Faces Appear In Medieval 'Black Book'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.09.2015 | Science

A legendary medieval book has revealed secret images that have been hiding in the margins for centuries -- including ghostly faces and long-lost poetr...

Vast Medieval Graveyard Discovered Beneath University Building

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Science

A giant medieval graveyard containing the skeletal remains of more than a thousand people has been unearthed at the University of Cambridge in England...

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 03.21.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

The Theory of Everything Should Win Everything

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.17.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The Theory of Everything in the end is about everything. About the cosmos. About the existence of God. What can be scientifically proven and what can not. Disabilities, which we all have in a myriad of different ways, and what we do with them. It's a love story.

A Primer on Compromise for Libertarians

Robin Koerner | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Like it or not, it is almost impossible to discuss political effectiveness without an understanding of the nature of compromise. Speaking as an insider of the liberty movement, I believe we have a particularly uncomfortable relationship with it, which we must examine if we are going to cease to be political outsiders.

Hauntology and Psychogeography Inspire New Album From Drew Mulholland of Mount Vernon Arts Lab Fame

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.

The Sun Shines Brightly on Solar Energy

Peter Getty | Posted 12.15.2014 | Science
Peter Getty

There is no such thing as power to spare in our world today, yet overconsumption continues, despite warnings and encouragement to cut down on electricity usage.

Storied University Is Seeking A Real-Life Willy Wonka

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

The University of Cambridge is looking for the next Willy Wonka. Or, more precisely, the storied university -- which counts among its alumni Steph...

UK University Town Face Off: Oxford vs. Cambridge

Departures Magazine | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Cambridge and Oxford are similar in many ways -- not the least of which involves their respective universities that date back more than 800 years. But the highly walkable and welcoming towns, located roughly 90 miles apart, have plenty of singular charms that differentiate them.

The 'Yes, We Can!' Project

Tara Heuzé-S. | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Tara Heuzé-S.

At a time when all talk about the higher education bubble, I wanted to share the creative and artistic solution I've imagined to avoid the vicious circle of student loans... and maybe give others ideas.

Global Pioneers Are Inventing a Better Future

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Beginning with the Revolutionary War, America's capacity to care for our multitude of physically and mentally wounded warriors has proven woefully inadequate.

Damned Beautiful: F. Scott Fitzgerald Unexpurgated

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Anne Margaret Daniel

That Fitzgerald intended some of the stories in Taps at Reveille to be brutal and unpleasant is clear. The title itself indicates that we wake up to death. T It's also unsurprising to find Fitzgerald could use words as weapons, coarse language to create.

Why I Love Libraries

Gina Barreca | Posted 03.28.2014 | Home
Gina Barreca

It's the weight of the book that calms me, the feel of the paper under my fingertips as I turn the page that grabs me. This pleasure is sharpened by understanding that what I love at this moment has only been loaned to me. I can possess it fully, but temporarily.

Surprised by C. S. Lewis Fifty Years After His Death

Michael Gilmour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

It was the relatively late work Surprised by Joy (1955) that got me hooked. Here Lewis tells the story of how the atheist became a theist and eventually a Christian.

LOOK: Law Exam Question Gets Graphic

Posted 06.03.2013 | College

Students at the University of Cambridge in England who took a law exam on Saturday were asked to consider a pretty graphic scenario in one of the test...

The Annual Cambridge University Jelly Wrestling Competition Is No More

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Home

The annual female jelly wrestling competition at Cambridge University was canceled Tuesday after an online petition called the event “sexist,” “...

Trader Turned Neuroscientist: Winning Feels Like 'You're Dominating The World'

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | Business

* Former Wall Street trader studies biology of risk-taking * Experiments with spit finds testosterone fuels victories * ...