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Red wine can help astronauts stay strong on Mars trip

 Astronauts who wish to undertake the nine-month journey from Earth to Mars in the future would be better off sipping red wine during the trip.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:48 PM IST

IMF appoints Harvard's Gita Gopinath as chief economist

Gopinath replaced Maury Obstfeld who will retire from IMF in December 2018.

Oct 01, 2018, 20:19 PM IST

Harvard University accused of racially discriminating against Asian-American students

Thorough and comprehensive analysis of the data and evidence makes clear that Harvard College does not discriminate against applicants from any group, including Asian-Americans, whose rate of admission has grown 29 per cent over the last decade

Jun 17, 2018, 13:42 PM IST

47% Indians care more about smartphones than their loved ones: Study

The study pinpointed key problematic smartphone behaviours that impacted people's relationships with others and themselves.

Feb 24, 2018, 19:42 PM IST

Kamal Haasan to speak on Tamil Nadu's issues at Harvard

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan will deliver a keynote at the Harvard University on February 10. He will talk about the issues plaguing Tamil Nadu, which he feels has "sunk to the lowest depth".

Feb 01, 2018, 18:35 PM IST

US threatens to sue Harvard University over admissions policy probe

The United States Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

Nov 21, 2017, 22:26 PM IST

Harvard University withdraws fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning

Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two top intelligence experts distanced themselves from the school over the invite. 

Sep 15, 2017, 11:59 AM IST

Now, simple device to mimic complex birdsongs

Researchers found that the inherent complexity in birdsongs may actually be the result of a simple controllable instability in the structure of the specialised organ used to create song, known as a syrinx.

Aug 29, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

Beware women! Working night shifts may up breast cancer risk

A new study has claimed that women who work in night shifts have increased risk of developing breast cancer, as artificial light blocks a hormone that plays a key role in suppressing growth of its tumours.

Aug 17, 2017, 21:33 PM IST

Harvard biased against Indians, Asians: US to probe plaint

Justice Department Spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said: "The complaint alleges racial discrimination against Asian-Americans in a university`s admission policy and practices."

Aug 04, 2017, 23:30 PM IST

Harvard University biased against Indians, Asians: US to probe complaint

To ensure diversity, elite universities set academic standards for Asian students that are higher than that for even whites to prevent high-scoring Asians dominating the universities if admissions were based solely on merit.

Aug 04, 2017, 11:06 AM IST

Facebook works with Harvard against hackers targeting US elections

The project will be co-led by Robby Mook, Democrat Hillary Clinton`s 2016 presidential campaign manager and Matt Rhoades, Republican Mitt Romney`s 2012 campaign manager. 

Jul 27, 2017, 09:00 AM IST

United States student imprisoned in Iran is scholar, not spy - Colleagues

The Chinese-born US citizen previously worked as a Pashto translator for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan and spent time in Uzbekistan while a student at Harvard University.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:12 PM IST

Scientists call for more precision in global warming predictions

A new, more precise way to measure the effects of greenhouse gas emissions on Earth`s climate in an article was published on Thursday in the academic journal Science.

May 05, 2017, 01:10 AM IST

Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna starrer 'Amar Akbar Anthony' inspires Harvard book

The 1977 blockbuster -- an escapist adage on unity and brotherhood -- known for its non-stop entertainment right from the word go and the iconic Anthony Gonsalves played by Big B, all this is now part of the book.

Apr 29, 2017, 11:38 AM IST

Harvard dropout Zuckerberg to give commencement address

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, one of Harvard University's most famous dropouts, will return to his one-time alma mater this summer to deliver the commencement address at the convocation ceremony.

Mar 08, 2017, 10:50 AM IST

'First flat lens opens a broad world of colour'

The ability to control the chromatic dispersion of flat lenses broadens their applications and introduces new applications that have not yet been possible.

Feb 14, 2017, 00:16 AM IST

Vivek Oberoi to talk on Bollywood at Harvard University

Actor Vivek Oberoi has been invited by Harvard University in the US to deliver a talk on Bollywood.

Feb 10, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Madhavan, Pawan Kalyan to speak at India Conference at Harvard

The news was announced on the official Twitter handle of India Conference.

Jan 16, 2017, 15:47 PM IST

IIT-Kharagpur in top 100 of Employability Ranking

IIT - Kharagpur has been ranked exceptionally well with regard to the parameters of `Graduate Employability Rate` and `Employers` Presence` on the Campus.

Nov 23, 2016, 21:05 PM IST