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Dust on the moon.

Can space dust slow global warming?

Scientists believe dust launched from the moon could reduce solar radiation enough to lessen the impact of climate change


Suzie Sheehy.

An evangelist of physics

Australian scientist demystifies experimental side of field, recalls forgotten pioneers at Harvard book event


Collage of black hole image, ice sheets, runners, and coffee.

What we learned

Highlights from another year of discovery at Harvard, where inquiring minds are the norm


Jennifer Granholm, Arati Prabhakar, Marvin Adams at a news conference at the Department of Energy in Washington.

Why nuclear fusion is so exciting

Harvard scientist Adam Cohen breaks down breakthrough that might prove major turning point in clean energy efforts — but not any time soon


Raghuveer Parthasarathy (top) is joined in conversation by Philip Nelson.

Why elephants have bigger bones

And more biophysics mysteries explained by Raghuveer Parthasarathy at Harvard talk on his new book ‘So Simple a Beginning’


COP27 panel on Zoom screen.

Raising health care’s climate voice

Physicians discuss COP27, need to keep focus on toll suffered by real people, particularly those in most vulnerable countries


Robert Stavins.

Glimmers of movement, hope at COP27

Kennedy School’s Stavins details return of U.S.-China cooperation, creation of loss, damage fund for nations hit hardest by climate change


Four squid embryos in their egg sac. These are the squid species Doryteuthis pealeii.

How big brains are made

New study tracks cephalopod nervous system development, finds striking similarities to process of vertebrates