Harvard investigates 125 students for cheating on final exam - The Boston Globe
Harvard University is investigating about 125 undergraduates accused of jointly submitting responses, some word-for-word identical, on a spring take-home final exam in violation of an explicit no-collaboration policy. The incident is the largest Ivy League cheating scandal in recent memory and could...
Stanford biologist and computer scientist discover the 'anternet' | School of Engineering
On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the tra...
Where's Waldo? » Blog Archive » The Bozo Event Horizon
I’m on a Harvard mailing list for some folks interested in startups and innovation. A recent thread of discussion was around hiring, and in a posting to the group I talked about making sure that you did your hiring so that you avoided the bozo effect. I was asked by a number of people what I meant b...
Stranded Jet Skier Breaches Multimillion Dollar Security System At JFK Airport : NPR
A jet skier runs out of gas in water near JFK airport. So he swims to shore, climbs an airport fence and walks across two runways to find help. He is never detected by security officials.
Why Waiting in Line Is Torture
We’ll never eliminate lines altogether, but a better understanding of the psychology of waiting can help make those inevitable delays a touch more bearable.
Why Explore Space? A 1970 Letter to a Nun in Africa
Ernst Stuhlinger wrote this letter on May 6, 1970, to Sister Mary Jucunda, a nun who worked among the starving children of Kabwe, Zambia, in Africa, who questioned the value of space exploration. A...
A New Species Discovered ... On Flickr : NPR
Could crowd-sourced photo sharing be the future of taxonomy? Cybertaxonomy?
Punjab girl hires contract killers to eliminate parents for opposing her marriage - The Times of Ind
Manpreet Kaur wanted to kill her father, mother and brother as they opposed to her decision of marrying her beau, who was already married.