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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’


Stepping inside a dead star

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


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


Jezero Crater.

Picturing early Mars

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


Charles Davis

Critical collections

Importance of biological samples and their preservation goes beyond the obvious


Bees in hive

Bees on the brink

Study shows pesticide exposure can dramatically affect their social behavior


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