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Fergie's Going Back To School... To Teach At Harvard

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport

Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Manchester United manager, has agreed to become an academic at Harvard, the Ivy League university has announced. Pep ...

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 13.03.2014 | 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?

Harvard on Trial

Philippa Greer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Philippa Greer

From day one, orientation is far more curious than the British experience of Freshers' Week. We are treated to champagne mimosas over breakfast, are wined and fed, partake in a mass "speed meeting" of our future classmates and enjoy an outdoor screening of Legally Blonde (yes, the concept of irony has drifted across the pond too)...

Natalie Portman - Genius or Diva?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Natalie Portman plays Alice Ayers, in the film Closer. When she isn't portraying the pathos of an abandoned, broken-hearted woman, who deals with pain...

Harvard Professor Shows Traditional Media How to Cope With the Future

Colin Morrison | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK
Colin Morrison

A Harvard professor lectures on how whole industries have found it impossible to reinvent themselves in the face of technological revolution. He tells newspaper groups they will have to change almost everything in order to survive. Along comes his church (yes) and asks him to save their own 160-year-old daily paper. In a few short years, the professor becomes a media industry hero.

Harvard's New Super ExoSuit Can Make You Three Times Stronger

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Tech

The promise of a usable power-enhancing human exoskeleton has long fascinated sci-fi writers, scientists - and tech journalists. But so far while the ...

The Educational Online Platform edX

Dounia Amraoui | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dounia Amraoui

EdX is an educational online service which was established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Each university has contributed $30 million to the not-for-profit organisation.

Carer's Week 2013: Stress Reduction for Those "Prepared to Care"

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Caring doesn't sound like it should be one of those in-tray items. But when we become 'carers' and the demands are persistent, even relentless, then the challenges mount.

Refuse to Be Bullied Into Mediocrity

Julian Tan | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

Whilst I forgive them, I will never forget. The universe has an uncanny habit of restoring balance and so I rest in the comfort that one day they might have to answer to me as their boss. Until then, I wear the same armour I developed in high school - it has proven very effective thus far.

I Wanna Be a Harvard Girl!

Rebecca Root | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Root

The campus itself was regal, pretty and pristine. Every intricate archway and stone step possessed years of American history. As a typical geek, Harvard fascinated me with its traditions, rituals and stories.

Niall Ferguson Apologises For Anti-Gay Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Niall Ferguson has apologised "unreservedly" for saying John Maynard Keynes didn't care about future generations because he was gay. The Harvard hi...

WATCH: 'RoboBee' Is The World's Smallest Flying Robot

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

Yesterday we brought you the robotic bird so realistic it got attack by an actual hawk. Today we bring you something even cooler - and far, far sma...

'Exploding' Robot Can Jump 30 Times Its Own Height

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Tech

Scientists have developed a robot which can jump 30 times its own height. Harvard University's 'Soft' robot concept is a three-legged, silicone-bas...

It's Not Felix Baumgartner But ...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Felix Baumgartner captivated the world when he jumped from the edge of space last month. Filling those space shoes and performing anything near as ...

Proof of Heaven? What, Here and Now? Why Not!

Tony Lobl | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Dr. Eben Alexander - who has worked at some of the most prestigious US medical institutions - has spoken of the need for a different "picture of reality" after he nearly died during a seven-day coma. His book "Proof of Heaven" has just been published.

World's First 'Cyborg Skin' Built By Scientists

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Tech

'Cyborg skin' with embedded electronics has been built in a Harvard lab for the first time. The breakthrough marks the first test were functional e...

Bio Engineers Take Apart A Rat To Build Artificial Jellyfish

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Tech

Bioengineers have taken apart a rat and built a jellyfish. The synthetic animal - called a medusoid - was put together with silicone and muscle cel...

Harvard Goes Viral: Free Courses To 'Anyone With An Internet Connection'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

One of the America’s most prestigious universities is offering free online courses to anyone in the world, providing they have an Internet connectio...

Do You Think Lady Gaga is Changing the Face of Celebrity Culture?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Sreedhar Pillai

Lady Gaga deserves to be applauded to be the one to show the way by putting her clout on the social web to promote her profession and a good cause.

Gaga's Born This Way Foundation: Are We Born To be Brave?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Carrick-Davies

Lady Gaga is now initiating a movement committed to inspiring youth to love more, to be brave and stand up for others, and resist the urge to engage in the casual cruelty and meanness so often expressed in the digital world. This was more than a sermon; this was becoming a rallying cry.

God and the American Elections

Sir Christopher Meyer | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK Politics
Sir Christopher Meyer

Politics provides one of the most vivid and telling measures of how wide the Atlantic really is. It is not just that the point of gravity in America is so much further to the right, such that David Cameron would be considered by many Americans as 'socialistic' just for his support of the National Health Service. It is that ideas and beliefs that would be thought daft in Britain are part of mainstream discourse in the US.

Cambridge University Ranked Best In The World

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Cambridge has been crowned the best university in the world for the second year running. The leading university beat Yale, Oxford, and other elite ...