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The Arboretum’s collection makes studying the comparative biology of trees near effortless. A weeping katsura tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Mokioka Weeping, pictured) grows just meters away from the typical, upright form, allowing a scientist the easiest of access to contrast them.

A growing role as a living lab

At Arboretum, researchers find ‘all of the species we would ever want to look at, and then some’

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Stepping inside a dead star

Team uses detailed data to create a virtual-reality display of what’s left after explosion

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Teeth may be an important new resource for understanding the lives of our extinct relatives, said Daniel Green, a postdoctoral fellow at the Forsyth Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Dental School of Medicine.

Reading teeth

Study uses rings in teeth to understand the environment Neanderthals faced

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Jezero Crater.

Picturing early Mars

Robin Wordsworth of SEAS explains why just-announced landing site excites researchers

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Charles Davis

Critical collections

Importance of biological samples and their preservation goes beyond the obvious

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Bees in hive

Bees on the brink

Study shows pesticide exposure can dramatically affect their social behavior

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John Doyle, Evelyn Hu, and Mikhail Lukin.

Harvard’s quantum leap

As quantum science and engineering come into their own, co-directors of new initiative say anything is possible

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