29March2017

‘Dece’, ‘Jank’ or ‘Jelly’… Lost? Look up this dictionary

I am well ‘jelly’ of my ‘ill’ kids. What on earth are they saying to their ‘bros’? How’s your day so far? Is it ‘dece’, ‘savage’ or ‘rare’? If so, lucky you. Beverley Turner decodes the digital [...]

Sleights of Mind

What the neuroscience of magic reveals about our brains Neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of NeuroMagic — and also members of the Magic Castle, Magic Circle, International [...]

Libraries, Archives and Museums: A Strategic Conversation: Opening Talk

Monday, April 9 For generations Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums have been pre-eminent participants in support of the research, teaching, and learning carried out both within the university, and also beyond its walls. In an increasingly [...]

Grammar Quiz: Do You Know Your Commas?

Most of us think we know when to use commas and when to leave them out. We went to elementary school, after all. Still, be it all those years without grammar lessons or an initial misunderstanding about this all-important piece of punctuation, [...]
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NGSS, take one

The first public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available on-line — and your feedback is invited. The Next Generation Science Standards are intended to be “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner [...]
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A preview of Hot

NCSE is pleased to offer a preview (PDF) of Mark Hertsgaard’s Hot: Living through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). The preview consists of the first part of chapter four, “Ask the Climate Question,” [...]

Cramming for Degrees in Hybrids

TEAM SPIRIT From left, Ohio State’s EcoCAR 2 team members Travis Trippel, Katherine Bovee and Amanda Hyde with the Saturn Vue that finished second in an earlier competition. LIKE many college students, Katherine Bovee, a master’s [...]

For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures

Culture and Belief 12. For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures — Ali Asani (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)

Harvard curricular and research connections to India

At 8 in the morning, the sidewalks of Mumbai’s Nariman Point neighborhood are thick with pedestrians, getting in a morning run or stroll with a view of the Arabian Sea before starting their workday. About a mile away, in the Machhimar Nagar [...]

Profiles in Science | Michael S. Gazzaniga: Telling the Story of the Brain’s Cacophony of Competing Voices

Michael Gazzaniga: An interview with the neuroscientist and professor of psychology known for his studies, and stories, about the brain’s split personality. The scientists exchanged one last look and held their breath. Everything was [...]