Harvard and MIT study reveals that cognitive science field experiments are critical to understanding human learning and education.
A team of researchers has found that the stability plays a key role in the evolution of different protein structures.
A new study has found that, following momentary exposure to inequality, support for a "millionaire’s tax" dropped by more than 50 percent.
A new study shows that, despite having no experience using tools with their hands, the brains of people born without hands represent tools and hands much the same as seen in the brains of people born with hands.
Tom Lee, head of Harvard’s Learning from Performers program, is stepping down after 23 years.
Inspired by arthropod insects and spiders, scientists George Whitesides and Alex Nemiroski have created a type of semi-soft robot capable of walking, using drinking straws, and inflatable tubing. The team was even able to create a robotic water strider capable of pushing itself along the water’s surface.
Ideas in language, health, and astronomy are winners in this year’s Star Family Challenge, a grant that funds high-risk, high-reward research.
From 1993 to 1999, historian Frank Kidner traveled to Syria to document and study the the country's classical ruins, taking over 9,000 photographs of the architecture, topography, and people.
A team of physicists has taken a crucial step toward understanding superconductors by creating a quantum antiferromagnet from an ultracold gas of hundreds of lithium atoms.
As Harvard’s Theater, Dance & Media specialty turns 2 this spring, it graduates its first concentrators.
Sherry Turkle was the orator during Phi Beta Kappa Literary Exercises Tuesday at Sanders Theatre. She was joined by poet and memoirist Mark Doty.
Eduard Franz Sekler, an architecture historian and first director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, has died. He was 96.
Joshua R. Sanes, the Jeff C. Tarr Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and founding director of the Center for Brain Science, has been named recipient of the 2017 Gruber Neuroscience Prize.
Misty Copeland, the American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal dancer, shares her life story with students.
As Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology turns 150, a new exhibit highlights its pioneering efforts and the legacy of its cultural history.
The five faculty members named Harvard College Professors this month all share a talent for making their respective subjects come alive in the classroom.
Diane Paulus honors Harvard’s legacy of artists with an evening of entertainment.
Dan Byers has been named as the John R. and Barbara Robinson Family Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, effective June 1.
Since 1992, Arts First has had a profound effect on more than just the students who go on to become professional artists.
Childhood cancer survivor Taylor Carol found hope through music and turned it into his thesis.
In Carpenter Center discussion, musicians Amanda Palmer and Damon Krukowski talk about what's been lost in the transition from analog to digital recording.
Aislinn Brophy was one of the first to study Theater, Dance & Media when the concentration launched two years ago, and believes her pioneering experience bodes well for the future.
The Cabot Science Library is reopening as a dynamic student commons and high-tech space for study and research.
Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative has helped Michael Wingate make the most of his education.
Some inroads finally may be happening for women in jazz, which traditionally has been a man’s musical world.
Professors Elena Kramer and Martin Nowak have been named the recipients of the 2016 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching.
Terence Davies, director of the new Emily Dickinson biopic "A Quiet Passion" talks with The Gazette about his challenges in making movies, his artistic kinship with Dickinson, and what drew him to her deeply internal, isolated life.
Miguel Garcia '17 found meaning and salvation in his humanities studies after a bout with mental illness forced him to take a sabbatical in his Junior year.
The dozens of FAS staff who gathered in University Hall on March 9 were honored as Dean’s Distinction award winners, with 59 recipients receiving a total of 61 awards.
A new study suggests that infant-directed song evolved as a way for parents to signal to children that their needs were being met, while leaving time for other tasks, like food foraging or caring for other offspring.
Harvard’s brightest share their stories in a new video highlighting the value of studying art and culture.
A trio of Harvard researchers has developed a new 3-D pictorial language for mathematics with potential as a tool across a wide spectrum, from pure math to physics.
Central to Lowell House renewal is Otto Hall, named in recognition of a gift from Alexander Otto ’90, M.B.A. ’94.
Researchers have shown, for the first time, that chimpanzees learn certain grooming behaviors from their mothers. Once learned, chimps continued to perform the behavior long after the deaths of their mothers.
New findings have the potential to help researchers more accurately identify microbiome enzymes and quantify their relative abundance.
Based on data collected from a French grocery store chain, a new Harvard study has found that minority workers were far less efficient in a handful of important metrics when working with biased managers.
A new Harvard study argues that technological approaches to sustainability must be accompanied by efforts to reduce inequality.
In a trio of studies published earlier this month, researchers have shown that the process of catalysis is more dynamic than previously imagined, and that molecular forces can vastly influence the process.
A study suggests that while psychopaths do feel regret, however, it doesn’t affect their choices.
Novelist Tom Perrotta, who headlines Harvard’s LITFest on Feb. 4, talks with a television co-writer and a Harvard instructor about the craft.
A Wintersession course studied compassion and suffering through the lenses of dance, music, and science.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer some fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, including as a room-temperature superconductor.
When students move back into a renovated Winthrop House this fall, ahead of schedule, they’ll find transformed spaces and modern amenities as well as design touches that celebrate the residence’s rich history.
Makeda Best has been named the new Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at Harvard Art Museums.
New research by Derek Miller, an assistant professor of English, highlights the starring role of “decidedly average” in the history of art.
James Ackerman, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Fine Arts Emeritus, lived a life of service, giving himself fully to his country, his pupils, and his research.
Harvard’s creative writing program is growing in creativity and size.
Using ultra-fast MRI scans, scientists are able to track rapid oscillations in brain activity that previously would have gone undetected, a development that could open the door to understanding fast-occurring cognitive processes that once appeared off-limits to scientists.
Using the atomic-scale quantum defects in diamonds known as nitrogen-vacancy centers to detect the magnetic field generated by neural signals, scientists working in the lab of Ronald Walsworth, a faculty member in Harvard’s Center for Brain Science and Physics Department, demonstrated a noninvasive technique that can show the activity of neurons.
Students taking part in a new freshman seminar class learn to appreciate the sophistication of Neanderthals by manufacturing their own stone tools from scratch.