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Memorial Hall (2013)
College

YouTubers Disguised as Harvard Students Crash Classes

A team of YouTubers disguised as Harvard students crashed some undergraduate classes Tuesday to the dismay of several professors and students.

E.O. Wilson 4
Obituary

E.O. Wilson, Renowned Harvard Biologist Known as ‘Darwin’s Natural Heir,’ Dies at 92

Edward O. Wilson, who taught at Harvard for 46 years and was dubbed “Darwin’s Natural Heir” for his groundbreaking research on evolutionary theory, died on Sunday at age 92.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
FAS

Harvard Researchers Discover Clues About Cell Regeneration By Transforming Worm Genomes

Researchers in Harvard’s Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Department discovered that after they manipulated the cells of worms, the worms passed on those genomic changes to their offspring, a finding that may offer other insights into cellular regeneration.

Weather
Research

Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Animal Attachments in ‘Biology of Intimacy’ Talk

Radcliffe fellow Steven Phelps, a professor of integrative biology at the University of Texas at Austin, discussed his research on intimate attachments between animals during a presentation Wednesday afternoon.

Ancient Crabs
Research

Amber Fossil Shows Crabs Lived on Land Earlier than Previously Thought

Non-marine crabs began to live on land at least 100 million years ago, according to recently published research by evolutionary biologists, including Javier Luque, a researcher at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

Peabody Museum
Research

Harvard Study Finds Human Resting Metabolic Rate Has Declined Since 1830

The human resting metabolic rate and levels of physical activity have declined in the United States since 1830, according to a recent study by researchers in Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology.

Evolve to Exercise event
Health

HEB Prof. Explores Evolution and Exercise in Webinar

Human Evolutionary Biology chair Daniel E. Lieberman ’86 offered evolutionary insights into physical activity in his virtual lecture, “Did We Evolve to Exercise?” Wednesday evening.

Jack-o'-lantern Mushroom
Cambridge

Jack-o'-lantern Mushroom

David L. Craft holds up a jack-o'-lantern mushroom in Cambridge. These mushrooms are poisonous.

Plant Foraging Tour
Cambridge

Plant Foraging Tour

Participants on the plant foraging tour look at plants by the Charles River. The tour was free for participants and hosted by Fjällräven Cambridge.

David L. Craft
Cambridge

David L. Craft

David L. Craft holds up part of a narrow-leaf plantain plant by the Charles River. Craft lead an urban plant foraging tour around Harvard, identifying a variety of different plants for participants.

COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes
On Campus

COVID-19 Accommodations in Classes

Students wait outside of lecture hall C for Life Sciences 1a in the Science Center.

300 North Beacon CABIM building
Research

New Harvard-MIT Biotech Center Appoints CEO, Begins Construction on Facility

The University’s new biological research and manufacturing facility appointed biotechnology industry veteran Ran Zheng as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer and began construction on a 40,000 square-foot facility in Watertown, Mass. on Thursday.

Lewontin moose
OEB

Distinguished Harvard Geneticist Richard C. Lewontin ’50, A ‘Fantastic Mentor,’ and ‘Polymath,’ Dies at 92

Richard C. Lewontin ’50, a renowned population geneticist and organismic and evolutionary biology professor at Harvard, died on July 4 at the age of 92. Though he retired in 2003, he remained involved with Harvard until shortly before his death.

Thesis Deadlines Pushed
College

Some Departments Delay Senior Thesis Deadlines Due to Covid-19 Disruptions

In light of challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, some academic departments extended deadlines for College seniors to submit their theses this spring.

Inside SEAS Allston SEC
Student Life

Finding Ways to Move Forward: How STEM Seniors Adapted to Virtual Theses

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and shift to remote learning, many seniors studying in the STEM fields have had to redesign their thesis projects.

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