The Harvard Museum of Natural History opens a new marine life gallery, which uses the seas off New England as a lens for learning about marine life around the world.
The Arnold Arboretum is seeking some 400 different species around the world to add to collections.
The Harvard Chan School’s Walter Willett discusses recent findings on obesity, blood pressure, and smoking.
Robert Ballard, director of the University of Rhode Island’s Center for Ocean Exploration and president of the nonprofit Ocean Exploration Trust, returned to the roots of his love affair with the sea, notably an early reading of “Twenty Thousand Leagues” and a childhood move to San Diego.
An independent group of 20 international experts has issued a scathing analysis of the global response to the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Using a simple game in which candy is distributed between two players, researchers found that children in various countries were quick to reject unfair deals, but in three countries they were also willing to reject deals unfair to others.
Panelists at the Kennedy School on Monday expressed optimism about the U.N. climate conference set to begin in Paris on Nov. 30, calling U.S. participation on the heels of domestic climate-related moves a “game-changer.”
Speaking at the JFK Jr. Forum, architect Frank Gehry reflected on half a century of creating surprises.
This fall Harvard reached a major milestone in its commitment to sustainability with its 100th LEED certified space. Harvard now has more certified building projects than any other higher education institution in the world, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.
During an Ed Portal discussion, Harvard Professor Ashish Jha examined where the global health system failed when Ebola began to spread.
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Faculty and student panel examines efforts to make polio the second human disease to be eradicated during the “Every Last Child" event at Radcliffe.
Harvard’s Cruft High Tension Laboratory was used in World War I as the Navy School for Radio Electricians. By World War II it was again called into service, this time assisting in the development of a torpedo that used acoustic technology to navigate toward an underwater submarine.
A team led by Harvard statistician Samuel Kou has devised a new system for tracking flu outbreaks in real time.
Harvard addiction specialist on FDA’s OxyContin OK: We have to respond to both patients and population health, a tricky task.
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have shown that the networks of communication among reprogrammed neurons and their neighbors in the brains of living animals can also be changed, or “rewired.”
Two new studies from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health shed light on critical dietary issues facing Americans. One showed how dietary changes have reduced premature death. The second found intervention in childhood obesity less costly than the health care that followed.
Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the University has the talent, resources, and leadership to steer progress in improving health around the world.
A group of 48 scientists from 50 institutions in the U.S. has formed the Unified Microbiome Initiative Consortium (UMIC). The UMIC’s goal is to drive cutting-edge microbiome research, enabling breakthrough advances in medicine, ecosystem management, sustainable energy, and production of commodities.
During a construction explosion in 1848, an iron bar pierced the brain of foreman Phineas Gage. He survived, and his experiences opened a window into trauma and recovery.
Harvard-affiliated researchers are working on a procedure that will allow fully obstructed blood clots in the brain to be cleared using a device that opens a small channel through the blockage, which combines with a clot-busting drug to target the obstructed site.