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Gladwell speaks of serendipity

Canadian journalist and pop sociologist Malcolm Gladwell spoke Thursday to a packed house in Hewlett Auditorium about the role that serendipity plays in scientific discovery. “The universe of things we do not know is much larger than what we do know –and more importantly, we don’t know what we don’t know,” Gladwell said, noting that…

China hacks student e-mails

When Tenzin Seldon ‘12 logged into her Gmail account from New York over winter break, she had no idea that someone else was also logged into her account — from China. Nor did she know that she had become part of Google’s investigation into a suspected widespread cyber-attack program potentially centralized across the Pacific.