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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’


Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis Jason Ur has pioneered the use of drone aircraft to aid his research efforts for years, most recently using them to quickly create 3-D maps of ancient sites in Iraq’s Kurdistan region, such as this aerial survey of Girdi Dowlabakra.

Drone's-eye view

Center for Geographic Analysis hosts conference on using drones for academic research


The Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) has produced 35 videos in which experts in various fields describe work related to climate change. The videos are paired with additional material that will serve as a resource as the University marks Harvard Climate Week, from April 24-28.

Five-minute warnings

Video project channels wide range of climate change knowledge at Harvard, Schrag says


Award-winning writer Naomi Klein spoke to a capacity crowd at First Parish Church about the incompatible goals of climate action and the free market. “If you look at the pillars of neoliberalism ... what you see is that it’s impossible to reconcile climate action with that worldview.”

Pick climate or economics 

To aid the former, Naomi Klein says, government and business would have to change the latter, and likely won’t