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Paris Climate Agreement Lead Negotiator Highlights Urgency of Climate Change Crisis at HKS Event

Christiana Figueres, the lead negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement, discussed the need for timely action to fight the climate crisis at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace on Thursday.

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Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital Launches Center to Study Neuroscience of Psychedelics

Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, has launched a new center to study the clinical benefits of psychedelics in treating mental illness.

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Research

SEAS Researchers Develop Method to Change the Fundamental Microscopic Shape of Materials

Researchers at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences created a new method to transform the fundamental topology of cellular material, according to their paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature last week.

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Raindrops on Exoplanets Remain Similar to Those on Earth, Harvard Researchers Discover

A pair of Harvard researchers discovered that falling raindrops on other planets remain similar in size and behavior despite widely different atmospheric conditions, according to a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets last month.

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Harvard Astrophysicists Help Make Historic Discovery in Understanding Black Hole’s Magnetic Fields

A team of astronomers, including Harvard affiliates, have captured the first-ever image of a black hole’s polarized emission — which offers insight into its magnetic fields — according to an article published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters in late March.

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Harvard Researchers Elucidate Relationship Between Stress and Hair Loss

Harvard researchers have identified a mechanism explaining how chronic stress may lead to hair loss, according to a study published in Nature last month.

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SEAS Researchers Postpone Test Flight for Controversial Geoengineering Project To Block Sun

Harvard researchers announced Wednesday they will postpone a test flight for a controversial environmental engineering project — the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment, known as “SCoPEx” — after pushback from an Indigenous peoples’ group in Sweden.

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Harvard Researchers Obtain 100,000 Baby Teeth to Investigate Effects of Environment on Long-Term Health

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have obtained a sample of over 100,000 baby teeth that they plan to use to determine indicators of individuals’ long-term health.

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Research

Harvard Researchers Develop Cheaper Method For Renewable Energy Storage

In a step forward for renewable energy storage, researchers in Harvard’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology have accomplished the continuous splitting of impure water into pure hydrogen and oxygen gas by leveraging a process called forward osmosis, according to an article published earlier this month.

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FAS

Harvard Scientists Propose New Model of Martian Atmosphere with Life-Permitting Conditions

Harvard researchers published a revised model of the early Martian environment that could explain how life may have emerged on Mars in Nature Geoscience earlier this month.

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SEAS Dean Doyle Says Diversity Plan Has Made ‘Great Progress’

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in a Thursday interview with The Crimson that the school has made “great progress” in implementing its “robust” diversity plan.

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Chicxulub Impactor that Killed the Dinosaurs Was A Comet Fragment, Not An Asteroid, Harvard Researchers Theorize

Harvard astrophysicists proposed a new model showing that the Chicxulub impactor — the celestial body responsible for the mass extinction of the dinosaurs — could have been of cometary, rather than asteroidal origin, in a study published in Scientific Reports on Monday.

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SEAS

‘How Do You Do the Lab Classes?’: Harvard’s Engineering School Adapts to the Virtual World

Engineering courses are among those that face the greatest logistical hurdles in adapting to a virtual setting – equipment can often be expensive and immobile, while labs and group projects present a need for collaboration.

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After Five Years of Construction, SEAS Faculty and Staff Begin Transition into New Allston Science and Engineering Complex

After the coronavirus crisis delayed the opening of Harvard’s new Science and Engineering Complex in Allston, faculty and staff at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have begun transitioning their offices to the new building.

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