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Former President George H. W. Bush, left, shakes hands with Vice President and Secretary of Harvard University Marc Goodheart, right, as Bush is awarded with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree during Harvard commencement ceremonies, Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Elder Bush, Queen of Soul honored at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A former president and the Queen of Soul have received honorary degrees from Harvard University. George H.W. Bush, Aretha Franklin and six others were honored at Thursday’s commencement. Harvard President Drew […]

05/29/2014

Tactical police assemble outside a building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Bail is allowed for Harvard bomb hoax suspect

BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys in Boston have agreed that a Harvard University student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam can be released on $100,000 bond. Federal prosecutors withdrew […]

12/18/2013

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Harvard buildings evacuated over explosives report

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Four buildings on Harvard University’s campus near Boston were evacuated Monday morning, interrupting final exams, after police received an unconfirmed report that explosives may have been placed inside. Three of the […]

12/16/2013

3 Calif. students among Rhodes Scholars

3 Californians named Rhodes Scholars

 LOS ANGELES (AP) – Miles Unterreiner couldn’t believe that he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. Now, he can’t wait to study at England’s Oxford University next October and launch a career to advance human […]

11/24/2013

Caltech names physicist as new president

  PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The California Institute of Technology has announced the appointment of physicist Thomas F. Rosenbaum as its new president. Rosenbaum is currently the provost and John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor […]

10/24/2013

One of the 2013 ig Nobel prize winners posted on YouTube.

Ig Nobel awards honor weird, funny discoveries

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — An experiment that proved people who think they are drunk also think they are attractive and another that showed lost dung beetles can use the Milky Way to find their way […]

09/13/2013

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Skipping breakfast may increase heart attack risk

ATLANTA (AP) — Another reason to eat breakfast: Skipping it may increase your chances of a heart attack. A study of older men found those who regularly skipped breakfast had a 27 percent higher risk […]

07/22/2013

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Dishing up trash: New look for sustainable seafood

(AP) – Most people have only ever seen a scorpion fish in an aquarium. Unless they dine at Carolina Crossroads Restaurant in Chapel Hill, N.C., where they’ll find the spiny, venomous creature on the menu. […]

06/14/2013

Oprah Winfrey wearing cap and gown at ceremony where she received honorary degree from Harvard during commencement ceremonies, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (AP Photo)

Winfrey to speak at Harvard commencement exercises

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Media mogul Oprah Winfrey is the featured speaker during afternoon exercises at Harvard University’s commencement. Harvard’s 362nd commencement begins Thursday morning with the annual conferring of degrees and honorary degrees. Winfrey […]

05/30/2013

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Doctors use brain scans to ‘see’ and measure pain

(AP) – In a provocative new study, scientists reported that they were able to “see” pain on brain scans and, for the first time, measure its intensity and tell whether a drug was relieving it. The research is in its early stages, but it opens the door to a host of possibilities.

04/10/2013

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