Understanding stress and its signals

Lisa Feldman Bar­rett thinks we’ve long mis­un­der­stood how our brains work — and what’s going on when we’re stressed. For decades, sci­en­tists have assumed that the brain simply responded to […]

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Everything counts in the campus visit

William Fitzsim­mons, Harvard’s dean of admis­sions and finan­cial aid, is expecting about 40,000 prospec­tive stu­dents and family mem­bers to reg­ister for tours of its campus this year — more than […]

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The cuckoo clock gets an update

24 Hours in the Life of a Swiss Cuckoo Clock” con­tains 24 cuckoo clock designs cre­ated by stu­dents and fac­ulty the Geneva Uni­ver­sity of Art and Design. The pieces, on […]

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Mass. economy outpaces US’s

Dri­ving the growth are the state’s tech­nology, biotech­nology, and health care sec­tors, which have expanded solidly in recent years, said Alan Clayton-​​​​Matthews, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity econ­o­mist and author of the report. […]

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Public transportation can be a ride out of poverty

In Mass­a­chu­setts, a survey of Latinos in low-​​​​income areas by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity found that lim­ited public trans­porta­tion adversely affected finances, job choices, and ability to get to health care appointments. […]

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Is it worth reading the comment section?

For Joseph M. Reagle Jr., a com­mu­ni­ca­tions studies pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, the matter is not so cut-​​​​and-​​​​dry. Reagle sees Internet com­men­tary — the short, reac­tive state­ments by users under […]

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