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Trump says Harvard move to online courses due to virus 'ridiculous'

Jul 08, 2020 - 3:26 PM

'I think it's ridiculous. I think it's an easy way out. And I think they ought to be ashamed of themselves,' US President Donald Trump say at a White House roundtable discussion

US President Donald Trump holds a meeting on the opioid epidemic in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) / ALTERNATIVE CROP

'Intermittent social distancing' better than one-off implementation – Harvard study

Mar 31, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Staggered distancing measures can 'maintain critical demand within threshold' and will less likely burden hospitals

U.S. charges Harvard chemistry head for stealing trade secrets for China

Jan 29, 2020 - 11:21 AM

Another scientist, a cancer researcher, is accused of trying to smuggle vials containing biological research out of the US in his socks

IVY LEAGUE. Pedestrians walk past a Harvard University building on August 30, 2018 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP

Scientists push back against Harvard 'alien spacecraft' theory

Nov 07, 2018 - 1:04 PM

'It is impossible to guess the purpose behind Oumuamua without more data,' Avi Loeb, chairman of Harvard's astronomy department, is quoted as saying.

 MYSTERIOUS VISITOR. The first confirmed object from interstellar space is a rocky, cigar-shaped object with a reddish hue. The asteroid 'Oumuamua is up to a quarter mile (400 meters) long, and 10 times as long as it is wide. Image courtesy of NASA

Trump gov’t backs lawsuit vs Harvard for ‘anti-Asian admissions policy’

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In a stinging criticism of the Ivy League school, the U.S. justice department accuses Harvard of manipulating the racial makeup of incoming classes

Graduation at Harvard in May 2018. Photo by Melvyn Calderon

3 Pinays rock it at Harvard

Jul 29, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Meet Geraldine Acuña Sunshine, Myrish Cadapan Antonio, and Genevieve Clutario

Alumni elect Filipina to Harvard's governing body

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:32 PM

Geraldine Acuña-Sunshine makes it to the university's Board of Overseers, a much-coveted seat

WATCH: Robredo's vlog on daughter Aika's Harvard graduation

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:15 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo herself shoots footage inside Harvard University and surrounding areas days before her daughter graduated with a master's degree in public administration

MOTHER-DAUGHTER TIME. Vice President Leni Robredo shoots a vlog featuring the Harvard graduation of her eldest daughter Aika. Screenshot from Robredo

Aika Robredo at Harvard: In her own time

May 24, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Vice President's daughter finishes her master's degree in public administration – and more

VP Leni Robredo and daughter Aika on their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on Thursday, May 24. Aika finished her master in public administration at the Kennedy School of Government.

Robredo wishes Harvard graduate daughter will devote life to Filipinos

May 24, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Aika Robredo says she plans to work in the Philippines after completing the master's program in public administration at the Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government

STAGE MOM. VP Leni Robredo adjusts the cap of her daughter Aika before they made their way to the 367th commencement of Harvard University on May 24, 2018. All photos by Rappler

Healthcare in U.S. costs almost twice as much as other rich nations

Mar 13, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compares the US health system to 10 other high-income countries – Britain, Canada, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Switzerland

HEALTHCARE IN THE USA. A healthcare mural by artist APEXER is displayed on the exterior of HealthRIGHT 360 on November 6, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

Harvard design students to help in Manila urban planning

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros

DEAN. Mohsen Mostafavi speaks to reporters before the Manila: Future Habitations forum at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Feb 01, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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2018 Nieman Fellows condemn SEC order vs Rappler

Feb 01, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The Nieman class of 2018 urges the Philippine government and President Rodrigo Duterte to 'respect media freedoms and independence'

'STAND WITH RAPPLER.' The 2018 class of fellows at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism issues a statement condemning the decision of the Securities and Exchange Commission to revoke Rappler's license to operate. File photo from the Nieman Foundation website

Hands-on mom Robredo helps daughter settle in U.S.

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo makes a side trip to Massachusetts to help clean and fix the apartment of her daughter who will study in Harvard for a year

STAGE MOM. Vice President Leni Robredo helps her daughter Aika settle in her new apartment in the US. Photo from Leni Robredo's Facebook page

13 years after quitting, Zuckerberg gets honorary Harvard degree

May 26, 2017 - 8:49 AM

In his address Mark Zuckerberg urges graduates of his alma mater to build great things

HONORARY DEGREE. Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the commencement address at the Alumni Exercises at Harvard's 366th commencement exercises on May 25, 2017 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images/AFP

Robredo 'proud mom' as daughter gets into Harvard, Oxford

Apr 03, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo who is facing impeachment threats says the good news came just at the right time

PROUD MOM. Vice President Leni Robredo together with her daughters Aika, Patricia and Jillian during her inauguration. File photo from the Office of the Vice President

Harvard names Rihanna its humanitarian of the year

Feb 23, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Rihanna is recognized for building a center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer in a Barbados hospital

2016 Nobel Prize in Economics awarded to pair for work on contract theory

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:21 PM

UPDATED Economists Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström are awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for their work on contract theory

NOBEL LAUREATES. Bengt Holmstrom and Oliver Hart. Photos courtesy MIT, Harvard

The human cost of coal

Feb 19, 2016 - 3:44 PM

Our societal addiction to coal has also resulted in a public health crisis that kills people’s lives widens the health divide and curtails human rights

Image courtesy Mara Mercado / Rappler. Coal and lungs image from Shutterstock.

Building YouthHack Manila

Jun 21, 2015 - 10:35 PM

How an idealistic college sophomore’s risk taking paid off in inspiring the youth to tackle social problems through technology

WATCH: Natalie Portman gives inspiring speech to Harvard students

May 28, 2015 - 1:05 PM

When I came in as a freshman in 1999 I felt like there had been some mistake that every time I opened my mouth I would have to prove that I wasn t just a dumb actress

Can bees help end hidden hunger?

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:46 PM

The continuous decline in the world s bee population puts public health in developing countries at risk according to a study conducted by US scientists

Harvard's largest student conference in Asia-Pacific returns to Manila

Jan 26, 2015 - 6:10 PM

Press release: The confab focuses on social political economic and cultural business issues

Ig Nobels 2014: Aha-ha-ha-ha moments

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If you thought science was just all about Aha moments then you only have to be reminded that there is such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prizes

'Flashmob' robots swarm themselves into shape

Aug 15, 2014 - 9:23 AM

Called Kilobots the simple machines are designed to act like bees and ants using vibration motors to glide across surfaces and infrared lights to communicate with each other

Robots inspired by origami can fold selves, walk away

Aug 09, 2014 - 9:18 AM

This new kind of robot could someday be used in space exploration to slide into collapse sites to aid search and rescue or to speed up manufacturing on assembly lines experts say

This undated handout photo courtesy of Seth Kroll shows the self-folding crawling robot in three stages. Inspired by the traditional Japanese art form of Origami or "folding paper," researchers have developed a way to coax flat sheets of composite materials to self-fold into complex robots that crawl and turn. AFP PHOTO/SETH KROLL/WYSS INSTITUTE/HANDOUT

Time alone? Many would rather hurt themselves – study

Jul 04, 2014 - 2:51 PM

We vastly underestimated both how hard it is to purposely engage in pleasant thought and how strongly we desire external stimulation says an author of the study

Scientists: Scroll that mentions Jesus' wife genuine

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:57 AM

Discovery of the scroll renews debates over celibacy and the role of women in the Church since Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was not married

Mother's milk made to order for boys or girls

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:09 AM

Studies show baby boys often get milk that is richer in fat or protein and thus energy while baby girls often get more milk

DIFFERENT MILKS? Studies in humans, monkeys and other mammals have found a variety of differences in both the content and the quantity of milk produced for boys and girls

Harvard student charged with bomb hoax

Dec 18, 2013 - 9:29 AM

Eldo Kim 20 faces up to five years in prison three years supervised release and a 250 000 fine if convicted under a bomb hoax statute

BOMB HOAX. Local, state and Federal law enforcement agents and fire crews search four buildings and Harvard Yard on the main campus of Harvard University following a bomb threat in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 16 December 2013. EPA/Neal Hamberg

Harvard University evacuates over explosives report

Dec 17, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Harvard University orders an immediate evacuation over reports of possible explosives at 4 sites on the campus of the elite university in the northeastern United States

US study links pollution to autism risk

Jun 18, 2013 - 11:00 AM

Study: Pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of air pollution were twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in low pollution areas

A woman covers her face with her sweater in the heavy smog in Haozhou, central China's Anhui province on January 30, 2013. AFP PHOTO

Harvard dean in email search row steps down

May 29, 2013 - 9:45 PM

Harvard University s undergraduate dean who was at the center of a row over email account searches following a student cheating scandal is resigning

Fish out of water: coelacanth helps evolutionary probe

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:54 PM

Analysis of the coelacanth genome shows three billion letters of DNA code making it roughly the same size as a human s

A stuffed coelacanth on display. Todd Huffman/Wikimedia Commons

Lab-engineered jellyfish may mend a broken heart

Jul 23, 2012 - 6:09 PM

Scientists reported they had created an artificial jellyfish that could one day help save patients with heart disease

Facebook status: Mark Zuckerberg now married

May 20, 2012 - 10:07 AM

One of the world s newly minted billionaire just updated his relationship status on Facebook

Ousted China leader's son denies extravagance claims

Apr 25, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Bo Guagua who is currently studying at Harvard in the United States has come under intense scrutiny since his father Bo Xilai and mother Gu Kailai became implicated in the biggest political scandal to hit China in decades