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Vinothan Manoharan and Lanell Williams

Unhidden figures

Conference encourages women of color to pursue doctorates in physics


Rana el Kaliouby and Danielle Allen

Is technology evil?

HubWeek discussion looks at the ethics of individuals and an industry


optical tweezers in use

Tiny tweezers

In a first, optical tweezers give Harvard scientists the control to capture ultracold molecules


Hubweek event

Innovating an innovation

At the age of 5, HubWeek has evolved into a yearlong celebration, culminating in its big, annual fall fest Oct. 1-3


Hands holding dirt

Ending ‘dead zones’

How a biofriendly fertilizer could offer a greener way to grow plants



The future of mind control

How neuron-like implants can offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities


Erving Professor of Chemistry Theodore A. Betley and graduate student Kurtis Carsch

Break it up

How an elusive catalyst makes unusual reactions happen


Playing our song

Online Music Lab studies questions of melody and humanity


Frank Keutsch stand is a thermal vacuum chamber

An umbrella to combat warming

Research examines the possibility of spraying tiny particles into the stratosphere to block the sun a bit and cool the planet


Auroras as seen from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station..

Life on the ice

Harvard researchers recount working and living at one of the most remote places on Earth: The South Pole


SWIFT vascular channels

A SWIFTer way to build organs

New technique allows 3D printing to focus on printing the vessels necessary to support a living tissue construct


two students looking at notebook together

Lessons in learning

Study shows students in ‘active learning’ classrooms learn more than they think


Releasing moths

Fighting flora with fauna

The Arnold Arboretum uses new research and a pretty moth to fight an invasive species


Islet on a chip

Pancreas on a chip

Harvard scientists have combined organ-on-a-chip and stem-cell technologies to make a powerful tool for diabetes research and beta-cell transplantation