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Harvard professors from four different departments discussed the phenomenon of rage in human behavior.
History of Science assistant professor Matthew H. Hersch’s class simulated a space capsule launch in class on Wednesday, with various students in charge of radio, rescue, and other duties.
Dina M. Sinno, a student in History of Science assistant professor Matthew H. Hersch’s Space Medicine class, enters a constructed space capsule for a class simulation on what life is like for astronauts. Other students were in charge of other roles involved in a space capsule launch.
As the College looks to increase its focus on teaching and learning, one professor is thinking out of this world—giving a lecture on space travel on Wednesday while one of his students sat inside a small, 1.5 cubic meter cardboard box.
The Sarton Medal is awarded every year to a scholar from the international community and is considered one of the highest honors in the history of science field.
Sex: college students are pretty much always thinking, talking about, and (sometimes) doing it. That hasn’t always been the case. Recently journalist Jonathan Eig spoke at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School about his new book, “The Birth of the Pill.” The story of the birth control pill’s invention is riddled with twists, turns, dashing characters, and plenty of sexual activity. FM’s conversation with Eig was less salacious, but no less salty or stimulating.
Scientists and researchers at Harvard’s museums shared their knowledge of fossils, gems, and other geological artifacts with the public this week as a part of Earth Science Week.
One Year after Marathon Bombings, Countway Library’s Digital Archive Commemorates Emergency Medical Response
The Countway Library of Medicine is continuing its efforts to expand “Strong Medicine,” a digital archive that captures and compiles the stories of last year’s emergency respondents.
Nine months after she left University Hall and her tenure as dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds is laying the groundwork for a new research initiative and her return to the classroom.
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.
A new exhibit in the Science Center showcases human body parts and historical objects related to the science of dissection and anatomy.
By modifying cotton and polyester fabrics with a coating that repels almost any type of substance, a research team from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering could be close to changing the nature of several consumer and industrial products—as well as the need for laundry.
Daniel L. Smail, a professor in the History Department at Harvard, is talking about the importance of timekeeping systems and how our modern life is sructured around the clock. The event was followed up by an exhibition.