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Detail of eye with formulas ghosted over it.

Who’s that girl?

Research suggests men’s ability to recognize famous females depends on their country’s degree of gender equity

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Preparing a gene therapy implant in a petri dish

Speeding cell, gene therapy development

Innovative public-private partnership led by Harvard and MIT aims to bolster state’s role as a leading region globally for life sciences

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Levitating frog.

Physics, real and fictional

Study explores how humans’ sense of ‘intuitive physics’ leaves fingerprints on fictional worlds

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Patrick Behrer in Harvard Square.

Toll of climate change on workers

Harvard economist says rise in number of very hot days will cut productivity and hike health risks, especially for many in blue-collar jobs

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Heliconius xanthocles butterfly illustration with wings spread.

A clue to biodiversity?

Study reveals surprising amount of gene flow between butterfly species

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Spider jumping from one platform to an insect on another.

Inspired by jumping spiders

SEAS researchers design depth sensor that could be used in microrobotics, augmented reality, wearable devices

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George Lauder holding a robotic fish

Both marathoner and sprinter

With capacity for long-range efficiency and short bursts of speed, ‘Tunabot’ can illuminate the physics of how fish move

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Jennifer Winters

My three suns

Discovery of object with multiple stars offers insight into our planet

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Portion of graphic on CRISPR

Genome editing with precision

Prime editing system offers wide range of versatility in human cells, correcting disease-causing genetic variations

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