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Stephen Hawking Too Sick To Attend Birthday

Posted 01.08.2012 | Science

Stephen Hawking is missing his own birthday party. The famed British physicist, who turned 70 on January 8, was unable to attend a scientific conferen...

Stephen Hawking: 'Women Are A Complete Mystery To Me'

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2012 | Weird News

LONDON (Reuters) - The biggest mystery in the universe perplexing one of the world's best known scientists is -- women. When New Scient...

The Global Search for Education: Student Well Being

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Given the intense competition to be accepted, is Cambridge, a world-renowned academic institution, seeing an increase in student anxiety and stress?

Fashionably Late: Style News You Might Have Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Marielle Bingham | Posted 01.10.2012 | Style

Welcome to Fashionably Late, where we round up the Style scraps that didn't make it to our news page this week. Click through and catch up on what els...

Cave Drawings Made By Prehistoric Toddlers

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

It all started when a Cambridge archaeologist looked at a cave drawing in the French caverns at Rouffignac and thought "my 3 year old could do this." ...

Researchers: Humans Crowded Out Neanderthals

AP | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Were the Neanderthals simply crowded out by the ancestors of modern humans? That's the theory of a pair of British researchers, who say...

Outside the U.S., Math Isn't Just for Boys

Iris Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Iris Mack

U.S. girls' lack of interest in mathematics may come from culturally communicated messages about math being more appropriate for boys than for girls.

WikiLeaks Founder Claims Credit For Boosting Middle East Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - Publishing U.S. diplomatic cables helped shape uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, WikiLeaks co-founder ...

Oxford, Cambridge Fail To Admit Black Students [UPDATED]

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The U.K.'s two elite universities admit a paltry number of black students to their undergraduate programs, the Guardian reports. Last year, 21 Oxbrid...

Poison Ivy Leagues: Should America Look Elsewhere for Its Leaders?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian Ross

What do the disasters of George W. Bush, the Wall Street melt-down, and the poison of the Tea Party all have in common? Politicos and their puppet ma...

Too Ignorant To Articulate Their Own Ideas

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Although one is not supposed to enjoy watching a train wreck in progress, I must say that the Arizona gubernatorial debate between Gov. Jan Brewer a...

Education Lessens Dementia's Effects: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Scientists from the United Kingdom and Finland have discovered that a history of higher education both lowers the risk for and tempers the effects of ...

British Grads Struggle To Find Employment

Daily Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The squeeze on graduate jobs caused by the recession left almost 25,000 students across the country out of a job after finishing their courses last ye...


Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michelle Edgar

The week of violinist Charlie Siem's Carnegie Hall performance, Music Unites will host a ticketed benefit concert with the British virtuoso at SPiN NY...

Israel and the Flotilla: On the Dangers of a Binary View

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

When will we understand that Israel's security problem is everyone's security problem, that a threatened Jew is a threatened Muslim?

British Universities Need to Invest to Be the Best

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Azeem Ibrahim

In the long term, what makes universities good is having enough money to pay for better facilities, better teachers and research academics, and better administrators.

Cambridge Spelling Error A Sign From The Gods?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A new set of doors at Cambridge University were apparently ill-fated from their installation. The automatic doors at the entrance of the Classics de...

With Justice for All: Human Rights and Civil Rights at Home and Abroad

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rev. Jesse Jackson

I want to say to you young people especially--keep reaching beyond your grasp, keep dreaming beyond your circumstances. Dream beyond your race and ethnicity; dream a new freedom.

Citi Derivatives | Laurie Carver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Credit specialists at Citi are considering launching the first derivatives intended to pay out in the event of a financial crisis. The firm has drawn ...

SoulCycle: Breathe, Believe, Let the Journey Begin

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

"SoulCycle?" What a name! I was instantly compelled. Entering the SoulCycle studio reminds me of an Apple Store, the same cool-white lighting, which leaves nothing to the imagination.

Young Science USA

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

If the future of our nation is not continually renewed by young Americans well supported in their advanced scientific research, we likely will have a very dim future indeed.

Martin Jahnke Tried For Throwing Shoe At Chinese PM Wen Jiabao

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — A German student at Britain's Cambridge University is standing trial for allegedly throwing a shoe at Chinese Premier Minister Wen Jiab...

Lessons from the Cambridge Union for the British House of Commons

Stephen Parkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Parkinson

The search for a successor to British Speaker of the House, Michael Martin, has brought into focus the debating skills of our current crop of politicians.

The Amazing Race - Still the Best of its Genre: But the Itinerary's Not as Amazing as it Once Was

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Amazing Race provides fewer decision-making opportunities and clocks less mileage in each episode, thus diminishing the potential for bad luck affecting the teams. What's the reason?

Chinese Premier Urges Leniency For Cambridge Shoe Thrower

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Chinese premier, Wen Jiabao, has called on Cambridge University to show leniency to the protester who threw a shoe at him last week, the foreign m...