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Inside the Northwest Labs, Julia Strauss ’19 (from left), instructor Gojko Barjamovic, Bary Lisak ’19, and Jordan Donald ’18 apply a chemical to the pottery. "These samples that we are working on have never been touched before,” Strauss said.

Feast for the mind

‘Ancient Lives’ gives students a sense of earliest traditions, including the last meal before a sacking


Nikhil Advani, (from left) University of Alaska, Nancy Knowlton, World Wildlife Fund, and Cam Webb talk about the best ways to understand and communicate about the environment's future inside the Harvard University Center for the Environment before the evening event at the Geo Lecture Hall.

Climate made scary

Magazine article ‘Uninhabitable Earth’ drives panel debate on best way to get from complacency to action


A team led by Gary King found that the volume of discussion as well as the balance of opinion about a major policy topic are significantly impacted if just three outlets write pieces on it.

Small media, big payback

Study shows that such outlets can have broad impact on the national conversation


Student being bullied by a group of students

Not a popularity contest

Most college freshmen assume classmates have more friends and fun, which may influence their efforts to make new friends, study says


Five undergraduate women from Harvard College talk about how they spent the summer researching climate and ecological stresses.

Students aiding the environment

Five undergraduate women spent the summer researching climate change, sustainability around world


Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Department of Government Latanya Sweeney

Voting-roll vulnerability

Study points to potential security weakness in many online registration systems


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