The New Science of Building Great Teams

Artwork: Andy Gilmore, Chromatic, 2010, digital drawing Featuring Alex “Sandy” Pentland If you were looking for teams to rig for success, a call center would be a good place to start. The skills required for call center work are easy to [...]

God Particle’ Detected?: Higgs Boson Experiment Bearing Fruit

Creating new particles by smashing light speed traveling protons together in the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is producing breakthroughs in physics. CERN spokesman Guido Tonelli explains the experiment and why it’s important. Credit: [...]

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 [...]

ScienceCasts: The 2012 Transit of Venus

NASA’s ScienceCast explains the history and astronomy behind the transit of Venus. Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. It won’t happen again until December 2117. On June 5th, 2012, Venus will transit the face of the sun in an [...]

NASA’s Transit of Venus Sun-Earth Day Event!

Even if you don’t see a single picture from the transit, you’ve got to appreciate the role that the event has played over the centuries in planetary science. These two videos tell you more about the history of transit observations: Transit [...]

Seven test tube twins born in 12 hours to create world record in Bulandshahr

Fourteen test tube babies were born using the in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) procedure to seven childless mothers in Bulandshahr. Gist: Uttar Pradesh doctors have set a new world record. Fourteen test tube babies were born using the in-vitro [...]

Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in a Stellar Homicide

Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the summit of [...]

Student Orations || Harvard University Commencement 2012

Michael Velchik, Latin oration Anthony Hernandez, undergraduate oration Jonathan Service, graduate oration Once a series of thesis defenses, often presented in Latin, Greek, or Hebrew, Harvard’s Commencement orations have evolved into [...]

Joshua Goodman on the Challenges Facing American Schools || American Conversation Essentials

Harvard Kennedy School assistant professor Joshua Goodman outlines the challenges facing American schools, and compares them to more successful school systems in other countries.

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