New HBS research finds that avoiding sticky questions leaves a far worse impression on others than simply coming clean with unflattering answers.
The Weatherhead Center continued its series of discussions on inequality, focusing on the mixed progress of efforts to advance fairness and social inclusion. The talk touched on discrimination against the Roma people and the disabled, and the rise of inequality in an era of support for human rights.
According to a new Harvard study, our ancestors between 2 and 3 million years ago started to spend far less time and effort chewing by adding meat to their diets and using stone tools to process food.
In recent decades, women have made progress in pay and parity with men in such professions as medicine and law. But when it comes to running things at the highest levels, it’s generally still a man’s world.
A study last year claiming that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated turns out to be wrong. Harvard researchers have discovered that the study contains several statistical and methodological mistakes, and that when these are corrected, the study actually shows that the replication rate in psychology is quite high.
Cameron Waites served in Iraq as an Army medic/health care specialist from 2004 to 2008. At 34, he is a student at Harvard Medical School where he hopes to discover solutions to problems that plague his fellow veterans.
With the elderly beginning to outnumber the young around the world, workers, employers, and policymakers are rethinking retirement — what work we do, when to stop, and how to spend our later years.
A panel of marriage counselors and negotiators tells an audience of Harvard Law students how to use negotiation skills in their romantic relationships.
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.
Speaking at the JFK Jr. Forum, architect Frank Gehry reflected on half a century of creating surprises.
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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.
Students in a new Graduate School of Design course use what they’ve learned to help restore the urban legacy of slain Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
It’s a question most attorneys wish they could answer: How and why do judges and juries arrive at their decisions? The answer, according to Joshua ...
What happens when homophobia hits the hospital? “The Doctor Is Out: A Conversation with Dr. Mark Schuster on Being a Gay Physician at Harvard” was part of Harvard Medical School’s Diversity Dialogue series.
A new study suggests that two adjacent brain regions allow humans to use a sort of conceptual algebra to construct thoughts.
In 2010, people in the United States spent 1.1 billion hours seeking health care for themselves or for loved ones. That time was worth $52 billion. Disadvantaged socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic groups bore a disproportionate amount of the time burden.
New findings draw from evolution to explain why human mothers seek help with raising their children.
Despite sarcasm’s nasty reputation, new research finds that it can boost creativity and problem-solving in the workplace.
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.