A new study suggests that many of the cognitive capacities that humans use for cooking — a preference for cooked food, the ability to understand the transformation of raw food into cooked, and even the ability to save and transport food to cook it — are shared with chimpanzees.
Alyssa Goodman, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, will give a talk titled "Lost Without Longitude" on Thursday at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
A group called Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering just celebrated a decade of fellowship in those fields.
A successful bisexual movement would lead not only to more freedom for bisexuals, but to “liberation of all other groups. In fighting for its goals, it would not forget how all forms of oppression are interlinked,” said Shiri Eisner, author of “Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution,” in delivering the annual Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture.
A new study examines how different kinds of shared beliefs can affect how people cooperate, and how people use common knowledge, a type of shared understanding, to coordinate their actions.
Three exhibits at the Harvard Graduate School of Design's Gund Hall represent different facets of how design learning gets done.
Harvard researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model, dubbed the “envelope game,” that can help researchers to understand not only why humans evolved to be cooperative but why people evolved to cooperate in a principled way.
Harvard Law School grad and former Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy was on campus to talk about leaving corporate life to promote the benefits of meditation with his nonprofit Juniper Foundation.
A southpaw science writer comes to terms with research on handedness by the Kennedy School’s Joshua Goodman.
Harvard researchers are pushing for a closer look at links between green spaces and health in cities.
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Geneticists David Reich and Nick Patterson detailed recent work on human migrations that led to the populations of today’s Europe.
The Digital Lab for the Social Sciences is designed to serve as an online clearinghouse where social scientists can find study participants.
New research illuminates the mixing with Neanderthals in early human prehistory, narrowing the window of time when they crossbred to between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.
At science and cooking lecture, chef Mark Ladner explained his unusual process for making tasty pasta without gluten.
New research from the lab of David Reich challenges the prevailing view among archaeologists that there were no major influxes of new peoples into Europe after the advent of agriculture.
A new research paper co-authored by HBS Professor Michael I. Norton finds that calibrating the decision-making process helps drive our appeal and influence over others.
A new study by Harvard scientists suggests that, from a young age, children are biased in favor of their own social groups when they intervene in what they believe are unfair situations. But as they get older, they can learn to become more impartial.
Researchers used Google Street View to conduct a study of gentrification in Chicago.
A new report says many Americans are feeling high levels of stress, and a forum addressed how they might deal with it.
A study by Harvard researchers and colleagues tested ways to encourage decisions mindful of future generations.