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Harvard Professor Jim Sidanius is co-author of a study linking social-dominance orientation to various data indicators for inequality.

The social cycle of repression

Study links an individual’s psychological basis for enforcing group hierarchies to national indicators


The Wolbach Library is putting together an exhibition of Harvard's observations of eclipses since the 19th century, including the papers (pictured) of George Phillips Bond, Harvard Observatory director from 1859 to 1865.

Eclipses, through the years

As photography developed, Harvard astronomers eagerly embraced it to understand the heavens


An Asian green mussel’s foot probes the surface, evaluating whether it can attach byssal threads. The Wyss' SLIPS technology disrupts this process, confusing its senses and forcing it to move on.

No harm, no foul

Wyss-developed antifouling coating a boon to business and environment


When pedestrians passed an affluent-looking white person on the street, 14 percent were willing to support the "millionaire's tax," but after seeing a poor-looking white person, that support fell to 6 percent, according to Melissa Sands.

Inequality’s influence

Study shows that exposure to inequality reduces support for ‘millionaire’s tax’