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The March for Science
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Harvard Profs, Faust Join March for Science

“We march because our future depends on the future of science," said University President Drew G. Faust.

Danielle Allen on "Waking Up"
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Harvard Researchers Discover Second Declaration of Independence Manuscript

​Two Harvard researchers have uncovered a second parchment manuscript of the Declaration of Independence—the only additional manuscript of its type ever to be found.

Zhang Portrait
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UC Berkeley Appeals Broad Institute CRISPR Patent

UC Berkeley filed an appeal that challenges the Harvard-affiliated Broad Institute for the rights to CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

David Keith
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Harvard Researchers Launch Solar Geoengineering Moonshot

​Harvard scientists have launched a research program into “solar geoengineering,” a controversial technique with the ultimate goal of reversing climate change.

Zhang Portrait
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Late Nights, Chinese Takeout, and DNA Scissors: The Discovery of CRISPR

In science, timing is paramount. Credit for any discovery goes only to the group that publishes first.

The FAS Dean
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Professors, University Decry 'Devastating' Trump Budget Proposal

​A University spokesperson harshly condemned President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget as “devastating” and “unprecedented” Monday.

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Twenty-Six Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

This year marks the first time in three years that Harvard fell behind some peer institutions in producing Fulbright Scholars.

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First Sample of Solid Metallic Hydrogen Lost

A month after two Harvard physicists published results detailing the synthesis of the first-ever sample of solid metallic hydrogen, the researchers have lost the sample after trying to further analyze it.

Astrophysics Center
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Astronomy Enthusiasts Over The Moon After Exoplanet Discovery

​Harvard astronomy scholars and enthusiasts say they are thrilled at the discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star Trappist-1.

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Harvard-MIT Institute Wins Patent Battle for Gene-Editing Tech

The Broad Institute won the right to keep its patent for CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology, in a ruling Wednesday.

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SEAS Researchers Develop Innovative Long-Lasting Battery

A team of researchers of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed a long-lasting “redox flow” battery that has the potential to revolutionize energy storage.

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Metallic Hydrogen Discovery Met With Skepticism

​Two Harvard researchers claim to have synthesized a form of solid metallic hydrogen—but some scholars in the field remain skeptical.

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Researcher Challenges Court-Ordered Separation from Grad Student

Accusations of falsified data, a forced mental evaluation, and a suspected "campaign of retaliation": court documents detail a bitter schism between a Harvard graduate student and his principal investigator.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016
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Despite Record Year, Research Funding Remains 'Huge Challenge'

Researchers across Harvard received a record-high $842.5 million in grants in fiscal year 2016—but some say they are bracing for federal funding cuts under the Trump administration.

Mark Zuckerberg 2004
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Harvard Partners With Facebook For Tech Research

​More than a decade after its founding in a Harvard dorm, Facebook is partnering with Harvard and 16 other universities in a research agreement allow Harvard faculty members and graduate students to work with the social media giant.