Yoko Hatakeyama

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December 2014

What’s it like to be a deep sea explorer? Highlights from a Q&A with Sylvia Earle

How colorful is the ocean floor? And what exactly do you <i>do</i> when you run out of air underwater? Yesterday, we invited all of you to talk with …

大学の教室、「国際化」が当たり前に!? 東大で試行‐渡辺敦司‐ 東京大学が、大規模公開オンライン講座「ムーク」の実施団体である米国のNPO「エデックス」の参加を決定しました。詳しい内容を見てみましょう。 http://benesse.jp/blog/20140314/p4.html

In The First Violins — At Least For One Night

Orchestras and classical musicians all around the country are trying to figure out new ways of reaching audiences, from playing at IKEA (the Detroit Symphony Orchestra) to hosting fantasy camps (violin legend Itzhak Perlman). The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra pioneered its own experiment Saturday …

Panel 1: The US-Japan Alliance: Challenges and Opportunities

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One of the central missions of the Hitachi Center is to prepare Fletcher students to manage rapid technological innovation and its effects on …

International Relations

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12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think

Sit down for this: I use Google+, and I love it.<p>Having said that, you might be thinking that I, like the parent company aggressively pushing the social network, should stop trying to make Google+ happen. After all, how many social media accounts does one really need?<p>When I first told a friend on …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

The Holocaust Is Present

Claude Lanzmann’s new film, “The Last of the Unjust,” diagnoses a present-day moral and political crisis regarding the use of power, the essence of freedom, and the nature of responsibility. It’s centered on interviews that Lanzmann filmed in 1975 with Benjamin Murmelstein, who was an Elder of the …

Hemingway Takes the Hemingway Test

This week, in the <i>Times</i>, Charles McGrath wrote about a newly digitized collection of ephemera from Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban estate, Finca Vigía, which confirms that the famously terse writer was, as McGrath says, “a hoarder.” Ticket stubs, telegrams, Christmas cards, diary entries—all of it amassed …

【都知事選】「ニューヨーク市に学び、市民参加型のオープンガバメントを」 情報社会学者、庄司昌彦さんに聞く「首都の争点」

MOOCs by the numbers: Where are we now?

Whatever your opinion of them, you can’t deny that MOOCs have come a long way in the last few years. To help put the massive online courses into some …

Do Black Holes Exist?

Black holes are in crisis. Well, not them, but the people who think about them, theoretical physicists who try to understand the relationship between the two pillars of modern physics, general relativity and quantum physics. Judging from the current discussions, one of the two must go, at least in …

Why Are We Still on Facebook?

I joined Facebook fifteen days after it launched, becoming the five-thousand-two-hundred-and-fifty-eighth user. I remember the early Facebook well. Back then, it was still called thefacebook.com, and you had to have a Harvard e-mail address to join. You could browse profiles. You could request …

Books to Watch Out For: February

<i>Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye.</i><p><b>“An Unnecessary Woman” (Grove Press), by Rabih Alameddine, out February 4th.</b><br>This novel opens in Beirut as Aaliya Saleh, the titular “unnecessary woman,” prepares for a tradition she has held since she was twenty-two: at the beginning of …

How reliable is your memory?

Psychologist Elizabeth Loftus studies memories. More precisely, she studies false memories, when people either remember things that didn't happen or …

The Brain

Two giants of online learning discuss the future of education

Scratch the surface of online education, and you’re destined to run into the names of two men. The first, Salman Khan, never intended to be an …

“We need to change everything on campus”

Whenever something is declared the subject of “the year of,” you know that subject is ripe for a big fat backlash. So, when <i>The New York Times</i> …

Human Brain Can Process Image Seen For Just 13 Milliseconds, Study Shows

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 01/19/2014 10:04 AM EST on LiveScience<p>The human brain can achieve the remarkable feat of processing an image seen for just 13 milliseconds, scientists have found. This lightning speed obliterates the previous record speed of 100 milliseconds reported by …

11 Jellyfish Facts That Are Just As Mesmerizing As The Creatures Themselves (PHOTOS)

There is nothing more simultaneously graceful, terrifying, mesmerizing and ominous than the jellyfish.<p>Following the sun, drifting with the currents, these floating, fascinating creatures are more than just gelatin and tentacles. Lose yourself in the 11 facts below that are just as mesmerizing as …

Months After 'Blackfish' Release, Controversy Over SeaWorld Grows

<b>Listen · 4:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Thedocumentary <i>Blackfish</i> made a splash at the Sundance Film Festival when it premiered last January, and got more attention when it was released in theaters over the summer. But it didn't reach its largest audience until October, when millions …

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …

King Tut Penis, Mummified & Erect, May Point To Ancient Religious Struggle

Egypt's King Tutankhamun was embalmed in an unusual way, including having his penis mummified at a 90-degree angle, in an effort to combat a religious revolution unleashed by his father, a new study suggests.<p>The pharaoh was buried in Egypt's Valley of the Kings without a heart (or a replacement …

Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies

Silicon Valley