The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today

The way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today 20 May 2019 Today marks one of the biggest shake-ups in the history of measurement. But the new standards on how we define units of mass, length, time and so on are not easy to explain. This post was originally posted on newsroom.unsw.edu.au official website. … Read moreThe way we define kilograms, metres and seconds changes today

Curious Kids: what’s the tallest skyscraper it’s possible to build?

Curious Kids: what's the tallest skyscraper it's possible to build? 20 May 2019 It would be difficult, but we could probably build a tower over 2,000 metres tall, which would be like ten normal skyscrapers on top of each other! This is probably not a very good idea though. This post was originally posted on … Read moreCurious Kids: what’s the tallest skyscraper it’s possible to build?

Researchers retract study claiming Jon Stewart’s absence from ‘Daily Show’ helped Trump in 2016

A pair of university researchers have retracted their study which had claimed comedian Jon Stewart’s absence from the “Daily Show” assisted Donald Trump in winning the 2016 election. Ohio State’s Tom Wood and George Washington University’s Ethan Porter concluded that the move from Stewart to current host Trevor Noah gave Trump a “1.1% increase in … Read moreResearchers retract study claiming Jon Stewart’s absence from ‘Daily Show’ helped Trump in 2016

Harvard grad will work behind the scenes to build bridges between museums and their communities

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.  Brittany N. Ellis ’19 can remember “the moment when I began loving museums. I was in ninth grade, and my mom and I went to the Met [the Metropolitan Museum in New York]. I was in an ancient history class that … Read moreHarvard grad will work behind the scenes to build bridges between museums and their communities

NYC schools chief accused of creating environment ‘hostile’ to white people

The chancellor of the Big Apple’s schools stands accused of creating an atmosphere “which is hostile toward whites,” according to city Department of Education insiders. A quartet of veteran DOE white female executives is set to sue the city due to Chancellor Richard Carranza’s “sweeping reorganization” which “pushed aside” Caucasians. Source This post was originally … Read moreNYC schools chief accused of creating environment ‘hostile’ to white people

White students accused of appropriating black culture on school’s ‘Thug Day’

The theme of the day for a Houston, Texas high school spirit week was “Jersey Day,” but many students refer to it as “Thug Day.” Uh oh. Some thirty white students came to Memorial High School donned in “cornrows, baggy sports jerseys and gold chains,” according to HuffPost which, as you might surmise, “sparked controversy” … Read moreWhite students accused of appropriating black culture on school’s ‘Thug Day’

Harvard grad searches for knowledge in what lemurs leave behind

This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.  It was just poop, but it was something of a dream come true for Camille DeSisto. The Harvard College senior loves travel and the environment, so spending two summers in Madagascar’s tropical forests studying invasive plant dispersal — the island nation’s … Read moreHarvard grad searches for knowledge in what lemurs leave behind

Texas A&M Has Best Financial Legislative Session Ever

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University is poised to have a winning legislative session, according to preliminary estimates of actions taken Friday by Texas House and Senate conferees who are negotiating the final touches on the FY 2020-21 state budget. The conferees approved approximately $91.5 million in new money for Texas A&M University for … Read moreTexas A&M Has Best Financial Legislative Session Ever