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Eyes and Ears in Cambridge

While ShotSpotter’s is used nationally — in cities as large as New York and Chicago, but also as small as Somerville and Revere — its efficacy is still in question.

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Elf on the Shelf….er, in the House

“House Elves” take the Harry Potter comparison to a whole new level.

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A Local Crusade To Lower The Voting Age

Brody is one of the many student activists in Massachusetts who spends his free time advocating for students’ rights. Today, one of the issues he is committed to is lowering the voting age in Massachusetts to 16 for municipal elections.

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Revolution, Six Thousand Miles Away

Amidst the turmoil going on at home, Harvard’s Sudanese students are still trying to finish out this semester. The distance between home and Harvard can feel even farther.

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FM REACTS TO COLLEGE DECISION REACTIONS 2019

“I’m about to get rejected three times in a row. Which is, just so you know, really hard to take.”

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Harvard-Affiliated Doctors and Single-Payer Healthcare Go Way Back

It was the 1980s, in the midst of a rightward shift in American politics, and some physicians across the country had a well-kept secret: they wanted more government in the healthcare system.

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Proustian DNA

For centuries, scientists have debated how cellular complexity develops. Today, the “unopened question” of how cells acquire different identities centers on epigenetics — the study of how genes are turned on and off, rather than the changing of the DNA sequence itself.

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Harvard's Online Anons

In the past year, three anonymous online platforms have taken up this imperative to create digital communities.

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Centrism Animals

“We want Communists, we want anarchists, we want them all,” Mealey says.

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Can the Center Hold?

"It’s very hard to beat someone’s emotional argument with rational facts.”

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A Safety Toolkit in Your Uber

The recently announced safety feature is simple: If you feel unsafe or if there is an emergency during your Uber ride, a button within the Safety Toolkit of the Uber app will allow you to call 911 and send your updated location and the car’s make, model, license plate, and driver to emergency responders, all within seconds.

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The Rebirth of Harvard's Divestment Movement

The rally called for Harvard to divest from, and resolve all conflicts associated with, farmland across the globe. GRAIN, an international nonprofit working to protect small farmers, published a report last year accusing Harvard of buying and deforesting indigenous lands in Brazil and overdrafting water in drought-stricken California, along with other claims of unethical land management.

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The Loop Lab Asks Why

Malikowski is the program manager at the Loop Lab, the 11-month-old nonprofit focused on providing professional audio-video training for underrepresented young people in The Port, a neighborhood of Cambridge. Its ultimate goal is to provide them with the tools they need to enter into the digital and creative economy.

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Oat milk is swiftly scaling the ranks of plant-based milk, according to a recent report from Forbes.

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'The Post Milk Generation'

But positioning a food product as environmentally friendly associates the health of an individual body with the health of the entire planet. It’s as if the body and the planet are linked by an umbilical cord: What is healthy for the planet must be healthy for the body too.

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