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  • ** FILE ** The gates of Harvard University lead to a school with a $13 billion endowment and a ranking as the university with the best reputation in the world. (Associated Press)

    U.S. starts to lose its academic reputation

    U.S. and U.K. universities still sit at the head of the class in world higher education, but emerging schools in Asia and elsewhere threaten to shift the global balance of academic power, a major study shows.


  • Facebook founder returns to Harvard to recruit

    Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg left Harvard University as a dropout with a novel idea. He returned Monday with a triumphant message: He's hiring.


  • Biggest jump ever seen in global warming gases

    The global output of heat-trapping carbon dioxide jumped by the biggest amount on record, the U.S. Department of Energy calculated, a sign of how feeble the world's efforts are at slowing man-made global warming.


  • Pakistani tech wiz harnesses Internet for the poor

    While many young tech wizards strive to invent the next iPad, Umar Saif is working to bring Internet-style networking to millions of Pakistanis who don't have access to the Web. He could shake up the country's politics in the process.


  • Correction: Academic Papers Hacked story

    In a July 19 story about a man accused of stealing academic papers from the JSTOR research service, The Associated Press erroneously reported the month in which Aaron Swartz allegedly broke into a Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer wiring closet. The indictment accuses him of breaking into the closet in November 2010, not September 2010.


  • Man accused of hacking millions of papers at MIT

    A Harvard University fellow studying ethics has been accused of using the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles.


  • Feds: Harvard fellow hacked millions of papers

    A Harvard University fellow who was studying ethics was charged with hacking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computer network to steal nearly 5 million academic articles.


  • Space shuttle's science brought payoffs to Earth

    Science from the space shuttle helped open Earth's eyes to the cosmos and sister planets. It created perhaps the most detailed topographical map of Earth. And it even is helping doctors understand, and sometimes fix, what's happening in our aging and ailing bodies.


  • A pair of kids show us how to deal with heartache

    To say JR Hildebrand and Rory McIlroy are two of the biggest losers is totally missing the point.


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