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A Touch of Public Health
Health

Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

In the wake of the recent outbreak of measles in California, panelists emphasized the need for Americans to be more informed in their decisions for or against vaccination Wednesday.

Science

Lab Rat of the Week: Brian D. Farrell

Brian D. Farrell, who is a biology professor, curator of Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, combines his diverse interests in science and music in his teaching.

Sciences Division

Harvard-Affiliated Researchers Discover New Class of Binary Stars

Maxwell C. Moe and Rosanne Di Stefano of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovered a new variety of binary star consisting of a main sequence star and an infant pre-main sequence star.

Sciences Division

Artist-in-Residence Draws Inspiration from Physics

Kim Bernard, the Physics department's Artist-in-Resident, draws inspiration from the physical sciences in her sculptures.

Sciences Division

BioVisions Initiative Highlights Importance of Life Sciences Visualizations

BioVisions, an initiative supported by Harvard and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, works to make digital visualization a more common tool in studying the life sciences.

Research

Allegations Against Smithsonian Researcher Bring Attention to Harvard

Conflict of interest allegations against climate change theories by unaffiliated researcher Wei-Hok Soon has brought attention to Harvard.

I <3 Science Museum Festival
Museums

I <3 Science Museum Festival

Volunteer Matt Simon holds a scorpion at the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Families visited the I <3 Science Museum Festival on Saturday to learn from museum volunteers and Harvard University graduate students about rocks and minerals, microbiology, entomology and more.

Research

Study Finds Strong Genetic Component to Obesity

A new finding by the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium has identified 97 gene regions associated with obesity, tripling the number of such genes previously known.

Askwith Forum
Ed School

Panelists Say STEM Fields Should Draw Women from Classroom

Panelists argued that the perception—particularly among women—that careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are reserved for gifted students are unsustainable for the future of STEM fields.

UC Alumni Funding
On Campus

Photos of the Day (02/18/2015)

John Huth
College

10 Questions with John Huth

John Huth, esteemed experimental particle physicist, member of the ATLAS Collaboration at the European Center for Nuclear Physics, and professor of Science of the Physical Universe 26: “Primitive Navigation,” has an office that’s really hard to find.

Wolf Prize
Science

Wolf Prize

A prop from the television series "Gilmore Girls" sits atop the bookshelf of Robert Kirschner, whose daughter was a writer on the show.

SEAS

Physics Professor Philip Kim Studies Technologies on an Atomic Scale

Kim, who joined the faculty this school year after 14 years of teaching and researching at Columbia University, studies physical phenomena in nanoscale materials.

Hammonds on Diversity in Science
On Campus

Hammonds on Diversity in Science

Professor Evelynn M. Hammonds, former Dean of the College, discusses "The Negro Scientist" by W.E.B. Du Bois and diversity in scientific research on Wednesday in the Barker Center.

Hammonds on Diversity in Science
College

Hammonds Discusses Diversity in Science

Former Dean of the College Evelynn M. Hammonds spoke Wednesday afternoon to dozens of Harvard affiliates about diversity in fields of scientific research.

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn
College

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton
College

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall

COVER PHOTO
College

#blacklivesmatter