A new study sheds light on important differences between intentional and unintentional mind wandering.
Experts discuss findings from a new Harvard T.H. Chan School survey about how workers say their jobs affect their health, and what companies can and should be doing to help.
Martin Elvis of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics warns that a loophole in the Outer Space Treaty leaves open the possibility of a race for resources on the moon.
Babies need conversational stimulation for their intellectual development, and a piece published in JAMA Pediatrics hopes to advise parents and pediatricians on how and when to best nurture that development.
Harvard researchers are among the co-authors of a new study saying that the increase in life expectancy in the past two decades has been accompanied by an even greater increase in years free of disability, thanks in large measure to improvements in cardiovascular health and declines in vision problems.
The famed Glass Flowers gallery will reopen May 21 after the most extensive renovation in its history.
Visiting professor Sasha Kimel examined whether information about genetic links can influence groups in conflict.
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.
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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.
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 ...