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It's No Optimus Prime But This 'Transformers' Robot Is The Future

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

Engineers at Harvard University have created a robot that can transform itself from being a flat object into a four-legged walking machine. First r...

Harvard University Book Was Bound In HUMAN Skin From Female Mental Patient

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Tests on a book belonging to a library at Harvard University have found the 19th century text is bound in HUMAN skin, thought to be taken from a femal...

Satanic 'Black Mass' At Harvard University Cancelled After Outcry

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A satanic "black mass" due to be held at the prestigious Harvard University has been forced to cancel after a widespread public outcry. The Harvard...

Are You Secretly A Sexist? Find Out With This Simple Test

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Politics

In the struggle to get enough women into boardroom positions, experts say that bosses have to battle an "unconscious bias", which means their brains a...

How to Lose Your Temper for the Sake of a Healthier Heart

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Anger significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke in the hours immediately following a flare up, according to findings of Harvard Medical School researchers. So what's to be done about it?

Self-stereotyping - an Age Old Problem

Crispin Reed | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK
Crispin Reed

Given that human beings neither could, nor perhaps should, ever be wholly free from all stereotypes - whether about lions or a group of hooded young men or even about ageing - it matters that we don't reinforce negative and unfounded stereotypes that might have a detrimental effect on our own and others' behavior towards us.

Meet The Robot Construction Crew Inspired By Termites

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

Inspired by the mound-making abilities of termites, a team of clever Harvard folk have created a team of self-organising robots that can build constru...

Best Get-Out-Of Class Hoaxes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

We've all had that pre-exam panic, but who's actually ever gone so far as sending an email pretending there's a bomb inside the exam building and gett...

Harvard Student 'Sent Bomb Hoax Emails To Get Out Of Exam'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student from Harvard University pretended bombs had been placed around campus in order to get out of taking his exams, US officials have claimed. ...

Harvard University Orders Evacuation After Reports Of Explosives On Four Sites

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: Harvard University has announced all four sites have been cleared for potential explosive threats and students may return to campus. Harvar...

WATCH: Do Harvard Students Know What The Capital Of Canada Is?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

It's a simple formula: ask (allegedly) clever students simple questions, film them floundering under the pressure, and post it on YouTube. Simple, ...

Revealed: The Universities That Produce The Most CEOs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Harvard University is the place to study if you want to become CEO of one of the world's largest companies, while UK institutions are nowhere to be se...

Most Students Get 'That One From The TV'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Most students get someone they may vaguely recognise from the TV, or something, but not Harvard students, oh no. Harvard students get OPRAH! Yes, t...

Open Letter: Why Sir David Bell is Wrong to Smack Down Employability Concerns of University Students

Brian John Spencer | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

Sir David Bell, vice-chancellor of the University of Reading, recently smacked down the employability demands. In a riposte he said that it was vital that academics resisted such pressure in order to protect traditional courses; adding that the demands risk undermining the intellectual integrity of degrees.

Can This Simple Game Really Guess Your Age?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Tech

Updated 17:30, 23 April 2013 - Please note there have been problems with accessing the Harvard game through the link because the server is overloaded ...

Oxford And Cambridge Still Rate Highly Globally...

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge and Oxford are among the most prestigious universities in the world, according to new international rankings, but other UK institutions are ...

Harvard Takes The Cuffs Off Student Sex Club

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Harvard University is to approve a kinky sex club for students with a penchant for whipping, dressing up and fetishes so the group can be "taken serio...

One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World? Yes We Can

Professor Sir Gordon Conway | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK
Professor Sir Gordon Conway

In a US presidential election year, optimism comes with intense scrutiny. I am by nature an optimist, and when I am asked if we can feed the world adequately and equitably, I do say 'yes', but I do not say 'yes' lightly.

Syrian Electronic Army Hacked LinkedIn 'To Send Peaceful Message', Says Leader

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK
Faisal J. Abbas

On April 23rd, 2012 a series of crippling cyber-attacks were waged against the social media outlets of the Dubai-based Al-Arabiya News Channel.

Lady Gaga Heads To Harvard In Glam Black Dress And Huge Net Headpiece

MyDaily | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Style

Wondering why Lady Gaga wasn't offering support in person at Nicola Formichetti's Thierry Mugler show at Paris Fashion Week yesterday?...

Why Creative Types Are More Likely To Cheat

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

People who 'think outside the box' might also be thinking themselves into trouble, as creative thinkers are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a s...

Breakthrough Treatment Offers New Hope For Autism And Parkinson's

The Huffington Post | Georgia James | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Breakthrough research involving a brain transplant of stem cells could offer hope for the treatment of both autism and Parkinson's disease. The stu...

The Gender Bending Chemicals Lurking In Your Kitchen Cupboard

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Canned products such as soup and baked beans could contain 1,000 times more of a “gender bending” chemical than fresh goods, a study has found. ...

Junk Food Makes Healthy Men Infertile, Says Study

Georgia James | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Trying to conceive? Then you might want to keep your other half away from McDonald’s, as a new study reveals that too much junk food can render an o...

A Beautiful Female Face Triggers Same Reaction In Men As Cocaine

Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 30.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

They say a man is a sucker for beauty, but according to scientists, it's all in his brain. The face of a beautiful, attractive woman gives a man th...