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Harvard University sued for allegedly profiting from photos of slaves

The case renews focus on the role that the country’s oldest universities played in slavery, and also comes amid a growing debate over whether the descendants of the enslaved are entitled to reparations.

Once secret, Harvard’s admissions process is unveiled in federal court

A federal trial that began this week accusing Harvard of stacking the deck against Asian-American applicants is providing a rare glimpse into the secretive selection process at one of the country’s most elite universities.


Harvard, Asian-Americans group spar over data in bias case

Harvard and the group Students for Fair Admissions filed dueling reports from outside economists Friday, each studying six years of Harvard admissions data and each reaching wildly different conclusions.

Trump admin calls for making public Harvard's admission data following discrimination suit

Students for Fair Admissions includes over a dozen students who claim they were rejected from Harvard because the it engages in "racial balancing" by capping the number of Asian-Americans it admits each year.

Soft robot that crawls like snakes developed

Using a Japanese paper-cutting technique, scientists have been able to create a robot that moves like a snake.

First evidence of glassmaking in sub-Saharan Africa discovered

An excavation in Nigeria, a part of sub-Saharan Africa, has found evidence of the earliest glass manufacturing.


Tiny autonomous robots developed to think and act like insects

Researchers at Cornell University collaborated with the Harvard Microbiotics Laboratory, which has developed an 80-milligramme flying robot named RoboBee.

Lakshmi Mittal donates USD 25 million to Harvard University

South Asia has played a dynamic and influential role in the development of our world since the very first civilisations, said 67-year-old Mittal, chairman and CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's largest steel company.

'Squirtable' elastic surgical glue seals wounds in 60 seconds

Scientists have developed a highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that can be simply squirted on wounds to seal them within 60 seconds, doing away with the need for stitches.

Education-parent participation link, now a Harvard study

Officials said a research team has been formed to track the role played by SMCs. “The tenure of the SMCs is coming to an end.