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Jonathan Savilonis and sons Julius and Lysander with their LEGO model of Harvard's Music Building.

Notes from the new normal

Bits of the socially distanced lives of staff and faculty, from a LEGO model of the Music Building to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as Henry V to cereal for dinner — in the shower



Fish in the ocean

Oceans away

New NASA-funded program to study water worlds, environments to understand limits of life as part of the search for life on other planets



Scientists led by Peter Girguis, professor of organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard, have found that the gut microbiome of right whales and other baleen species shares characteristics with those of both cows and meat-eating predators.

A whale of a tale

Mammal’s microbiome shares characteristics with both plant eaters and predators, study finds



Cambridge Rindge and Latin teacher Paul McGuinness (from left, photo 1) arranged to have his students Skype with Harvard Professor Peter Girguis, who was in the Alvin submarine. “The opportunity for all kinds of students to talk face-to-face to the people on a vessel like that, answering questions in the moment, is really valuable,” said CRLS senior Caspian Harding  (from left, photo 2), who sat next to fellow student Clio Macrakis during the presentation.

Into the deep

Cambridge students connect with Harvard researchers exploring Gulf with sub