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The University remains opposed to divesting its $35.9 billion endowment from fossil fuels, steadfast in the face of numerous sit-ins and demonstrations by students, alumni, and faculty affiliated with the activist group Divest Harvard.
Jonathan B. Losos ’84, curator of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, spoke about the relevance of islands to the study of evolution.
The annual Cambridge Science Festival, which features events such as the Science Carnival, Robot Zoo, and an exhibit on Black Holes, began last Friday and will run through this Sunday.
PETA argued that the inadequate care at the center violated Massachusetts’s cruelty-to-animals legislation and urged the district attorney to “pursue charges against the experimenters responsible for overseeing the animals’ care.”
Chemistry professor Adam Cohen creates visualizations of neural activity by using proteins from the Dead Sea to cause cells to flash with light.
Microbial Sciences Initiative, an interdepartmental and interschool initiative founded in 2003, hopes to engage more students from Harvard College as well as microbial scientists from the Boston area.
By measuring the orientation of magnetic field lines on a variety of scales in the Cat’s Paw Nebula, scientists found that magnetic field direction is well preserved through different spatial scales.
The Life Sciences Outreach Program aims to aid local teachers in professional development and to foster high school students' interest in science.
Colleagues and students recall the positive impact that Earth and Planetary Sciences professor Richard O’Connell has left on his field and acquaintances.
The project compiled data from eight preexisting cohort studies and aims to improve allotment of resources and disease treatment in low-income countries, according to the first authors.
UHS Director Paul J. Barreira said that a University Health Services study on the impact of exercise encouragement on mental health found no difference between control and treatment groups in a talk on Wednesday.
The ICSJ, a collaborative science publication featuring material from multiple colleges including Harvard, released its first issue in March.
The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT announced a partnership last week with Calico, a life sciences company backed by Google, to advance research on age-related diseases and therapeutics.
Astronomy professor Alyssa A. Goodman is the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ 2015 Scientist of the Year.
Professor Ni researches ultracold atoms, which she said will help scientists better understand other physical systems.