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Big Think Live Blogging: "Internet: Ideas at the Frontier"

Big Think will be live blogging from Harvard Law School today, and it's a seminar you wont want to miss.


Entitled "Internet: Ideas at the Frontier," the seminar hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, will feature ideas from media guru Jeff Jarvis, Los Angeles Times editor Russ Stanton, and Google News chief, Josh Cohen, alongside Harvard internet scholar, Jonathan Zittrain and Harvard law professor, Terry Fisher.

We invite you to follow this exciting examination into the future of news on the Web—as well as submit questions—via our Twitter Feed at Big_Think from 5-7 p.m. today, Monday, March 9.

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Bubonic plague case reported in China

Health officials in China reported that a man was infected with bubonic plague, the infectious disease that caused the Black Death.

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  • The case was reported in the city of Bayannur, which has issued a level-three plague prevention warning.
  • Modern antibiotics can effectively treat bubonic plague, which spreads mainly by fleas.
  • Chinese health officials are also monitoring a newly discovered type of swine flu that has the potential to develop into a pandemic virus.
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Self-driving cars to race for $1.5 million at Indianapolis Motor Speedway ​

So far, 30 student teams have entered the Indy Autonomous Challenge, scheduled for October 2021.

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  • The Indy Autonomous Challenge will task student teams with developing self-driving software for race cars.
  • The competition requires cars to complete 20 laps within 25 minutes, meaning cars would need to average about 110 mph.
  • The organizers say they hope to advance the field of driverless cars and "inspire the next generation of STEM talent."
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The dangers of the chemical imbalance theory of depression

A new Harvard study finds that the language you use affects patient outcome.

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  • A study at Harvard's McLean Hospital claims that using the language of chemical imbalances worsens patient outcomes.
  • Though psychiatry has largely abandoned DSM categories, professor Joseph E Davis writes that the field continues to strive for a "brain-based diagnostic system."
  • Chemical explanations of mental health appear to benefit pharmaceutical companies far more than patients.
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