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The Prophet of the Andes: A Latin American Journey to the Promised Land

Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now. In this episode, Andrew is joined by Graciela Mochkofsky, author of The Unfolding. Keen On episodes and additional...
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Past climate change drove the rapid evolution of reptiles

The largest mass extinction in Earth’s history marked the end of the Permian period, some 252 million years ago. Over 80 percent of all species around at the time disappeared forever from the fossil record. This changed the nature of life on Earth and ushered in a new era in which the reptiles evolved and proliferated. In the past, biologists have understood that this rapid radiation of reptiles was driven by the plethora of ecological niches made available by the extinction of Permian species, but new research has now proposed that climate change was also a significant factor behind the spectacular evolution and expansion of reptiles at this time.
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Why Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is the Right Person for the Job

In April, Ketanji Brown Jackson made history when she became the first Black female justice to be confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Jackson faced skeptics during confirmation hearings who questioned whether she was qualified to serve on the nation’s highest court, but her track record speaks for itself.
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Seniors Remain Vulnerable to Housing Market Fluctuations

Housing Perspectives blog post by Jennifer Molinsky for the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University discusses the state of senior homeownership and four major problems that she feels need to be addressed soon as more and more boomers hit retirement. Molinsky, the Project Director of the Housing an...

Groups have questions about how facial recognition technology impact Black people

A recently released Pew Research Center study shows Black Americans are skeptical about using facial recognition technology. And they’re not the only ones. Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Brookings Institute, and Harvard University question the technology’s accuracy and negative impact on Black and communities of color.

Grayer’s Gift Spurs Staples Reunion Grant

Jonathan Grayer has spent his career in education. As CEO of Kaplan, the 1982 Staples High School and ’86 Harvard University graduate turned the test prep company into the 2nd largest online education provider in the world. He retired in 2008, then started Imagine Learning. He now serves as...

Harvard Researcher Gun Violence

A researcher from Harvard University is working with the Amarillo Police Department to find a solution to gun violence in the City. Amarillo is the fourth most violent city in the state, and Harvard Leadership Initiative researcher Ryan Herman is trying to find out why. He points to two challenges,...

Breakthrough over potentially harmful chemicals found in most homes

Chemists have identified how to destroy "forever chemicals" in a low-cost way for the first time, new research says. Scientists have linked exposure to the substances, known as PFAS, at certain levels to serious health risks, including cancer and birth defects. Their resistance to water, oil and stains make them...

FSU names Paulette Curtis associate dean of Undergraduate Studies, director of Honors Program

Paulette G. Curtis, an experienced Harvard University-educated scholar and administrator with a record of serving undergraduate students and building honors and other academic programs at top-tier universities, has been named associate dean of Undergraduate Studies and director of the Honors Program at Florida State University. Curtis, now a visiting scholar...