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FAS

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.

Research

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.

FAS

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.

Jonah M. Kallenbach
Science

The Social Science

About a quarter of Intel Science Talent Search finalists from the past five years attended or are currently attending Harvard College.

IOP

Leaders Discuss Future of Artificial Intelligence

Leading figures in the field of artificial intelligence discussed its present and potential future impact on individuals and nations at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum Friday.

Student Groups

HLS Panel Explores the Future Frontiers of Space Governance

Representatives from NASA, Space Systems Loral, and SpaceX discussed the future of laws governing outer space during a panel at the Law School Wednesday.

Sustainable Development Talk
On Campus

Sustainable Development Talk

Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, talks about her experiences in sustainable development and how bottom-up infrastructure can best accommodate that.

School of Public Health

HSPH Professors Argue for Nuance in Sugar Study Controversy

Recent controversy around a 1960s review of sugar, dietary fat, and cardiovascular health has muddled problematic industry sponsorship with spot-on findings, according to some nutrition professors at Harvard's School of Public Health.

Health

Holes in Harvard Sugar Study Expose Dangers of Industry Funding

The revelation that industry-funded research at Harvard in the 1960s downplayed the deleterious effects of sugar has put Harvard in a bitter position in the news.

Graduate School of Design

Graduate School of Design, SEAS Welcomes Master’s Cohort

​Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have officially welcomed their first cohort of 15 students pursuing a master’s degree in design engineering.

Scrutiny

If a Tree Falls: Fighting Climate Change in the Harvard Forest

More than a century old, the Harvard Forest still bears traces of its past—stone fences, ancient oaks. Yet changes have come, too, subtle but significant.

Museums

Exhibit on the Influence of the Radio Opens Friday

The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments’ new exhibit examining the history and influence of radio technology on American culture will open to the public on Friday.

Intro Courses STEM
College

Covering Ground: Barriers and Entries to STEM at Harvard

Introductory courses act as both gateways and barriers into Harvard’s STEM-based concentrations, as low-level courses increasingly are tasked with catching students up to their peers.

School of Public Health

Public Health Forum Calls for More Regulation of Contaminants

A panel of scientists and policymakers at a Harvard School of Public Health forum stressed that the prevalence of toxins remains a nation-wide problem that should be regulated.

Future Harvard Innovation Wet Lab Building
Allston

Harvard to Construct Biotech ‘Life Lab’ in Allston

Pending approval by the City of Boston, the proposed Life Lab will feature 36 lab benches, fume hoods, tissue culture and microscopy facilities, a private faculty-in-residence lab suite, conference rooms, and co-working spaces to support team planning.