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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann trolled for mispronouncing Harvard University as 'Hayward'
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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann trolled for mispronouncing Harvard University as 'Hayward'

In a video that has now gone viral, the AAP leader can be heard saying that teachers of Punjab schools would be sent to foreign varsities like Oxford, 'Hayward' among others for professional training

Beyond Hollywood's big-budget In the Heights, colourism persists, and is rarely addressed
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Beyond Hollywood's big-budget In the Heights, colourism persists, and is rarely addressed

Colorism — or discrimination against darker-skinned people within their same ethnic group — lurks deep among pretty much all communities with varying levels of melanin. But it doesn’t get talked about, and that could be a setback for the racial justice efforts that intensified after the police killing of George Floyd last year.

Rapper IDK to launch a music business program for budding artists through Harvard University
Arts & Culture

Rapper IDK to launch a music business program for budding artists through Harvard University

IDK’s No Label Academy, a 10-day program, will take place from 21 to 31 August on the school’s campus in Boston and will help students kickstart careers in the music industry.

Raindrop size can help identify habitable planets beyond the solar system: Study
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Raindrop size can help identify habitable planets beyond the solar system: Study

The shape of raindrops helps in determining the falling speed which varies depending on the thickness of surrounding air and gravity.

Bloating, tiredness, abdominal cramps the most common symptoms of menstruation in Apple’s Women Health Study
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Bloating, tiredness, abdominal cramps the most common symptoms of menstruation in Apple’s Women Health Study

The study is being conducted in partnership with NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS) and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Harvard professor sparks outrage among international scholars after he claims Japan's 'comfort women' were contractual sex workers
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Harvard professor sparks outrage among international scholars after he claims Japan's 'comfort women' were contractual sex workers

In a recent academic paper, Harvard University professor J Mark Ramseyer rejected a wide body of research finding that Japan’s so-called “comfort women” were forced to work at military brothels during World War II. Ramseyer instead argued that the women willingly entered into contracts as sex workers.

Lawsuit demanding Harvard return photos of enslaved African Americans 'exploited for profit' dismissed by a Massachusetts court
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Lawsuit demanding Harvard return photos of enslaved African Americans 'exploited for profit' dismissed by a Massachusetts court

In her decision, the judge said the photos are the property of the photographer, not the subject.

Nidhi Razdan says Harvard University offer fake, result of 'sophisticated, coordinated' phishing attack
India

Nidhi Razdan says Harvard University offer fake, result of 'sophisticated, coordinated' phishing attack

Razdan said she has filed a police complaint and has requested them to "take immediate steps to identify, apprehend, and prosecute the perpetrators of this abominable attack"

The Friday List: From Thespo's youth theatre festival to a poetry reading by Ranjit Hoskote, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Arts & Culture

The Friday List: From Thespo's youth theatre festival to a poetry reading by Ranjit Hoskote, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Chinese researcher accused by US of smuggling vials admits to making false statements
World

Chinese researcher accused by US of smuggling vials admits to making false statements

Zheng was arrested in December 2019 at the Boston Airport with 21 vials of cancer cells in a sock in his suitcase, headed to China.

The strange history of books bound in human skin: Megan Rosenbloom's latest is a deep dive into the practice  
Arts & Culture

The strange history of books bound in human skin: Megan Rosenbloom's latest is a deep dive into the practice  

As Rosenbloom crisscrosses the globe to confirm the purported origins of skin-bound books — a cracking detective story in itself — her journey offers unusual insight into what defines informed consent, what separates homage from exploitation, and how power disparities can breed casual inhumanity.

All-woman Afghan robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to help treat Coronavirus patients
science

All-woman Afghan robotics team designs low-cost ventilator to help treat Coronavirus patients

The ventilator is easy to carry, runs on battery for 10 hours, and costs roughly $700 to produce, compared with the $20,000 of a traditional ventilator.

Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authorities over new guidelines for foreign students
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Harvard, MIT sue US immigration authorities over new guidelines for foreign students

"We will pursue this case vigorously so that international students can continue studies without threat of deportation,” Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow said

COVID-19 spread may hasten during winter, suggest Indian scientists, as study shows high caseload in colder regions
India

COVID-19 spread may hasten during winter, suggest Indian scientists, as study shows high caseload in colder regions

Biochemists Dr Chandi Mandal and Dr Mahaveer Singh Panwar concluded that cold environment may be an additional risk factor for SARS-CoV-2 infection

No new visas for foreign students in US if classes go fully online, says immigration authority
World

No new visas for foreign students in US if classes go fully online, says immigration authority

Those attending American schools that are staying online must 'depart the country or transfer to a school with in-person instruction', according to the guidelines issued by ICE.

Researchers have found that human and monkeys have similar thought patterns
science

Researchers have found that human and monkeys have similar thought patterns

The indigenous Tsimane' people in Amazon rainforest, American adults and preschoolers and macaque monkeys all have a flair for recursive skills.

Amartya Sen to be awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his work on issues around global justice
Lifestyle

Amartya Sen to be awarded the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade for his work on issues around global justice

To be presented by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, Börsenverein, the award will recognise Amartya Sen's contribution in addressing questions around social inequality in education and healthcare.

QS World University Rankings 2021: Only IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc make it to top 200 from India; MIT retains top spot
India

QS World University Rankings 2021: Only IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IISc make it to top 200 from India; MIT retains top spot

IIT Bombay has dropped 20 positions from last year's world university ranking, IISc dropped by one position, and IIT- Delhi's rank has slipped from the previous rank of 182.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Harvard, MIT announce pay cut and salary freeze due to economic fallout of pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Harvard, MIT announce pay cut and salary freeze due to economic fallout of pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown have taken toll on premier US institutions like Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Both are implementing a salary freeze and have stopped hiring new faculty.

Harvard University offers 67 online courses for free to help academics through lockdown, quarantine
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Harvard University offers 67 online courses for free to help academics through lockdown, quarantine

Harvard University is offering 67 courses for free during the coronavirus pandemic that has forced countries to go into lockdown