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Poster Child
Science

Poster Child

A poster of the human skeletal system hangs at the Body of Knowledge display in Science Center 251. The exhibition, which focuses on the history of human anatomy, runs until Dec. 5, 2014.

Museums

New Exhibit Remembers Passenger Pigeon 100 Years After Extinction

On Saturday, the Harvard Museum of Natural History opened a new exhibit to mark the 100th anniversary of Martha’s death and the extinction of the passenger pigeon.

Research

Study Links Fetal Gender to Milk Production in Cows

The report—which draws on both Bradford’s specialty in dairy nutrition and Hinde’s expertise in evolutionary biology—focused on dairy farms, one of America’s longest running industries.

Human Experimentation
History

Human Experimentation

Prof. David Jones ‘93 talks about various unethical human experimentation studies in the 20th century and how those studies differed from each other with the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society.

Ethnic or Cultural Groups

Professor Discusses Ethics of World War II Biological Weaponry Tests

The Japanese army killed around 10,000 Chinese civilians, Russians, and American prisoners of war while testing biological weaponry during World War II, but the U.S. government withheld knowledge of the fatal tests. Even though the episode has often been overshadowed, it played a significant role in America’s ethical history, according to professor David S. Jones ’97 at the Ethics of Human Experimentation, a discussion hosted by the Harvard Undergraduate Bioethics Society Monday night.

Ted Rusin
Harvard Square

Today in Photos (11/12/2013)

Research

Study Examines Nocturnal Predator-Prey Relationship

A new Harvard study reveals that predator animals are less active on most moonlit nights, while some prey animals are more active.

Research

Researchers Compare Exercise, Drugs as Cardiovascular Treatments

According to a new study conducted at Harvard Medical School, structured exercise programs may be as effective, or even more useful, than medication to treat cardiovascular conditions.

Concentration Advising Fair
Advising

How To Pick the Right Concentration

If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.

Food and Drink

Image

Food and Drink

Office Hours with Lieberman: Overcoming Your Inner Caveman Instincts

You walk into brain break and survey your options. If you’re faced with the choice between an apple and a brownie, chances are your instincts will guide you towards the brownie; try as we might, we just can’t stop reaching for fat and sugar. Human evolutionary biology professor Daniel E. Lieberman '86 is an expert on the evolutionary logic behind these patterns. In his newest book, "The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease," Lieberman tells us about the evolutionary causes and effects of “mismatch diseases,” which occur as a result of long-term changes in our environment but not our bodies. We spoke with Lieberman about his book and what it might mean for college students in their day-to-day lives.

Himalaya
College

Himalaya

Conservation photographer Sandesh Kadur points out the wide diversity of life in the Himalayas. In his talk yesterday at the Sackler Museum, he discussed how global change impacts biodiversity in the mountain ecosystem.

Sciences Division

Harvard Today: September 26, 2013

Well, Dunkin' Donuts is back, and Ted Cruz has finally finished reading out of the phone book. Enjoy the sun today—maybe one of the last days to jump off of Weeks Bridge?

IOP

Today in Photos (05/03/2013)

Damon
Visual Arts

Today in Photos (04/26/2013)

Facebook at Puzzle Day
College

This Is CS50.

GSD picture
Visual Arts

Intelligent Design: Negotiating the Identity of the Architecture Track

django unchained scene
Visual Arts

Script Doctors

Harvard vs. Yale
Yale

Freshman Survey Part V: A Look at New Haven