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Harvard Kennedy School
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Arundhati Roy Talks Indian Politics, Development in Keynote at HKS Science, Technology, and the Human Future Symposium

Indian author Arundhati Roy, who wrote “The God of Small Things,” spoke about the political and social effects of India’s development in her keynote lecture Thursday for a symposium hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Confirm Existing Theories of Composition, Expansion of the Universe

Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics found that dark energy makes up two-thirds of the universe, according to a study published in a special issue of The Astrophysical Journal last month.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Research

Harvard Astrophysicists Discover Black Hole With Delayed Stellar Burp

In October 2018, Sebastian Gomez, then a Harvard PhD student, observed a black hole tear apart and engulf a small star in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Almost three years later, he and a team of researchers noticed that the same black hole had begun ejecting stellar material.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Harvard Researchers Debunk Popular Sleep Myths in New Study

A Harvard-led team of researchers debunked popular myths parents and caregivers believe about adolescent sleep habits in a study published last month.

Hoffman Laboratory
Research

Harvard Researchers Identify First Ever Proof of Sea Level Fingerprints

A new study conducted by Harvard researchers appears to have detected the first-ever proof of changes in ocean levels due to glacial melting, known as sea level fingerprints.

HMS
Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School Professor Frederick W. Alt to be Awarded One of Germany’s Highest Medical Honors

Harvard Medical School professor Frederick W. Alt will be awarded the 2023 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize, one of Germany’s highest medical honors, at an award ceremony held at St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt, Germany next March.

Lisa J. Kewley
Research

Lisa Kewley to Serve as Director of Harvard's Center for Astrophysics

Lisa J. Kewley will serve as the next director of Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics, a collaboration between the Harvard College Observatory and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Jefferson Lab Evacuation
Science

Harvard Researchers Verify Existence of New State of Matter, Opens Doors for Quantum Science

The state of matter, known as quantum spin liquid, has special properties that produce long-range quantum entanglement — a phenomenon in which particles’ states are connected despite spatial separation.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Health

BWH Researchers Launch First-Ever Human Trial for Alzheimer’s Nasal Vaccine

Brigham and Women’s Hospital will begin treating patients this week in the first human trial for a nasal vaccine to prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Research

Harvard-Affiliated Lab Is First to Discover Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant — a new strain of Covid-19 — was first discovered by researchers at the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership on Nov. 19.

Chan School of Public Health
Health

HSPH Researchers Develop Model to Evaluate Spread of Covid-19 Variants

Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health developed a mathematical model to explore the population-level impacts of various SARS-CoV-2 variants and the effects of vaccination in combating them.

Harvard Medical School
Research

Harvard Scientists Discover Neuroanatomical Basis for Acupuncture Signaling Pathway

Harvard scientists discovered the neuroanatomical basis for acupuncture points that trigger a specific anti-inflammatory signaling pathway, advancing the understanding of acupuncture’s therapeutic potential.

SEAS Sign
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Harvard Researchers Find Ancient Earth Faced Severe Rainstorms Amid High Temperatures

Earth was once inundated by episodic cycles of heavy rainstorms followed by severe droughts, according to Harvard Environmental Science and Engineering researchers.

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.

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