Imperial Valley News
Berkeley, California - Near-simultaneous announcements by U.S. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in December opening the path to re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries were historic, writes Harley Shaiken in his introduction to the new edition of the Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - When MIT senior Sheldon Trotman walks into any room, he almost instinctively looks for inefficiencies. The electrical engineering and computer science major is bent on streamlining our world, and has already founded several small companies that aim to do so.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - If you live in a city, you know that a fair amount of your movement around town is social in nature. But how much, exactly? A new study co-authored by MIT researchers uses a novel method to infer that around one-fifth of urban movement is strictly social, a finding that holds up consistently in multiple cities.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Today’s most innovative technologies and tech-driven ideas - such as wearable electronics, the “Internet of things,” big data, and crowdsourcing - are forever changing the way we connect to one another and conduct business.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be merely a byproduct of neuron activity, recent studies suggest that these waves may play a critical role in communication between different parts of the brain.
Dallas, Texas - If your “bad” cholesterol level stays the same or increases after you take statin drugs, you may have more blocked arteries than people whose levels drop, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.