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Harvard University says it can't afford journal publishers' prices

Exasperated by rising subscription costs charged by academic publishers, Harvard University has encouraged its faculty members to make their research freely available through open access journals and to resign from publications that keep articles behind paywalls.<p>A memo from Harvard Library to the …

'Revenge porn' is to be made illegal in the UK

Publishing "revenge porn" is to become a new offence punishable by up to two years in prison.<p>The legislation, which is currently going through …

Chris Grayling

Why I can’t celebrate Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this Friday to India’s Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai for their struggles against the …

Time is money: who's making a buck off prisoners' families?

<b>Adryann Glenn, former inmate:</b> I sold cocaine. I started selling cocaine when I was eleven years old. Powder cocaine, never crack.<b>Vincent Townsend,</b> …

The Controversy Over Columbus Day Celebrations

Only two federal holidays bear the names of specific men--Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Columbus Day. While the former passes each year with …

EXCLUSIVE: Elizabeth Warren on Barack Obama: “They protected Wall Street. Not families who were losing their homes. Not people who lost their jobs. And it happened over and over and over”

“There has not been nearly enough change,” she tells Salon, taking on Obama failures, lobbyists, tuition. So 2016?<p>Senator Elizabeth Warren scarcely requires an introduction. She is the single most exciting Democrat currently on the national stage.<p>Her differentness from the rest of the political …

Sci-Fi’s Hottest New Writer Won’t Tell You the Sex of Her Characters

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Last year …

Does Literature Make You Empathic?

Let’s go back to the title of the article, “Reading Literary Fiction Improves Theory of Mind.” The “theory of mind” is the basis for how we …

11 of Our Favorite Fried Eggs

Have you ever put together a meal and found it to be a little, well, incomplete? Instead of putting on the Backstreet Boys tune and bemoaning your cooking skills, try the oldest trick in the book: Put an egg on it. Adding an egg to the mix makes things feel fuller and more put-together. The best …

This Country Just Abolished College Tuition Fees

Prospective students in the United States who can’t afford to pay for college or don’t want to rack up tens of thousands in student debt should try …