A year ago, the notion that Smith College -- with a $1 billion endowment, high student demand, and frequently cited educational quality -- was raising existential questions, particularly about its economic model, seemed a fairly radical notion.
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The senior Communist Party figure at the centre of China's most sensational political scandal in decades, Bo Xilai, has been suspended from the party's ruling elite amid revelations his wife has been named a prime suspect in the murder of British national Neil Heywood.
Sure, there are all sorts of pared-down but free options for reduce the energy used by your computer fleet. But sometimes free is too cheap, and it'll end up costing you in the end.
Is the One Laptop per Child scheme producing the results we expected?
Large-scale industrial agriculture depends on engineering the land to ensure the absence of natural diversity. But as the recent emergence of herbicide-tolerant weeds on U.S. farms has shown, nature ultimately finds a way to subvert uniformity and assert itself.
Dozens of new organisations are springing up around the UK, campaigning on issues from lads' mags to benefit cuts
For Bill Zandi, the son of Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi, enrolling as a student at a prestigious private institution like Wake Forest University was less surprising than the student's choice of major: philosophy.
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon contacted the Central Intelligence Agency in late 2009 with an urgent question.
Attempts to slow down climate change by large-scale geo-engineering present ''serious risks'' and are unlikely to replace the need to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Australia's chief scientist has warned.
Ang Lizhi, the astrophysicist who inspired the Chinese pro-democracy protesters at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989, has died in the US, aged 76.