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Giant leap against diabetes
Harvard stem cell researchers announced recently that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects an estimated 3 million Americans at a cost of about $15 billion annually.
POSTED |  17-10-2014-- By B. D. Colen --
A wake up call on Ebola
The Dallas Ebola case has provided a wake-up call for hospital emergency room workers across the United States, putting them on alert for unexplained fevers, after a Liberian man who traveled to Texas sought care when he fell ill with the disease, but was sent home. Michael VanRooven, vice-chairman of...
POSTED |  03-10-2014-- By Alvin Powell, Harvard Gazette --
ASEAN gears for open skies
The countdown has begun for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). And with the formation of the ASEAN Single Aviation Market (ASEAN SAM) – or the Open Skies Agreement – two multilateral agreements will help improve regional connectivity and enhance regional trade. The two agreements are the...
POSTED |  16-09-2014-- By George Neal --
Surrogacy and Thai legality questions
The Associated Press, on 2 September 2014, listed 9 steps a Japanese man, Mr Mitsutoki Shigeta, undertook to father 16 surrogate babies in Thailand. The information is from police sources and they say the first baby was born in June 2013. Four were taken to...
POSTED |  04-09-2014-- By Frank Lombard --
The real image of Ukraine
How much does the average Westerner really know about Ukraine? Andriy Pryimachenko, a 24-year-old director and filmmaker interested in gauging Ukraine's image abroad, looked to Hollywood for an answer.
POSTED |  25-08-2014-- By Daisy Sindelar, Radio Free Europe --
The Mekong River what future
The Mekong River is useful only for fish and hydropower. Navigation is limited by waterfalls and shoals. Irrigation is only suitable in the lower region and the river is being rapidly fished out. The famous giant Mekong catfish has been almost extinct since 1970, long before the dam era.
POSTED |  06-08-2014-- By Frank Lombard --
Unlocking the myth of rape
Research by David Lisak, PhD of the University of Massachusetts Boston has shed some light on the predatory nature of sexual violence. The following are excerpts from his paper entitled "Understanding the Predatory Nature of Sexual Violence."
POSTED |  13-07-2014
US health care 98needs a cure
The US health care system consistently underperforms relative to other industrialized countries, according to a new study from the Commonwealth Fund. Among the 11 nations covered in the study — including seven Western European countries, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — the US ranks last or near last on access to care, efficiency
POSTED |  06-07-2014-- By Kate Randall --
Putting a price on carbon
Carbon pricing is gaining attention as a way to address climate change. US President Barack Obama talked in a recent interview about a price on carbon as the way to begin solving the challenge of climate change.
POSTED |  25-06-2014
Combatting child labour
The ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign sends out a message that children have a right to play, not work.
POSTED |  10-06-2014
Building a skyscraper in 2 weeks
China’s Broad Group is revolutionizing commercial building. Its latest ambition is to build the world’s tallest structure. Known as Sky City, the 202-storey steel skyscraper is expected to be magnitude-9 earthquake resistant and energy efficient. This high-rise is a step toward in redefining urbanization and addressing the energy and pollution problems.
POSTED |  28-05-2014
Undersea wonder
Deborah L. Leenutaphong looks at the evolution of recreational scuba diving, which has now become a US$10 billion industry.
POSTED |  10-05-2014
A new model of governance
There’s a fundamental change that’s underway in the way that we solve problems, cooperate, and govern ourselves on this little planet
POSTED |  05-05-2014
Spielberg on Spielberg
During an appearance at Harvard on April 22, the Oscar-winning director recalled the offbeat stars of his early movies and explained the bedrock influences behind his decades of notable filmmaking.
POSTED |  26-04-2014-- By Colleen Walsh, Harvard Staff Writer --
The next energy revolution
In an interview with Rik Kirkland, senior managing editor of McKinsey Publishing, global energy expert and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin expects an energy landscape rife with innovations — and surprises.
POSTED |  22-04-2014-- By Daniel Yergin --
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