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Food and Drink

Recent Graduates Want Bugs on America’s Dinner Tables

The former roommates discovered the prevalence and benefits of eating insects during separate trips abroad in Africa and Asia during their undergraduate careers.

Research

Harvard-Led Collaboration Makes 'Historic Discovery' on Big Bang

An astrophysics team, headed by Harvard associate astronomy professor John M. Kovac, announced on Monday that it has discovered the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation and gravitational waves.

Stargaze at the Museum of Science
Museums

Stargaze at the Museum of Science

Enjoy a great view of the stars at the Gilliland Observatory free of charge on Friday evenings. The observatory is located on the roof of the Boston Museum of Science's parking garage.

Research

Broad Institute Finds Gene Mutation, Prevents Diabetes

Researchers at the Broad Institute have discovered several gene mutations that potentially protect against type 2 diabetes, according to a journal article published in Nature Genetics earlier this month.

Research

Researchers Find Novel Methods to Study Alzheimer's

Harvard scientists have made a breakthrough in studying early onset Alzheimer’s Disease by converting patients’ skin cells into neurons in the hopes of facilitating a better understanding of the disease and creation of drug therapies.

Poster Child
Science

Poster Child

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.

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Today in Photos (03/07/2014)

Poster Child
Museums

New Exhibit Explores History and Science of Human Dissection

A new exhibit in the Science Center showcases human body parts and historical objects related to the science of dissection and anatomy.

Science

Hey, Professor! Star in a Bottle

Construction will shortly begin on the long-anticipated International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor—a machine that, if it works, promises to solve most of the world’s energy problems for the next 30 million years. Howard M. Georgi ’68, a Harvard physics professor, sat down for a brief chat about how and whether ITER will actually work as well as its possible economic and political implications.

Schrag at Lowell
Lowell

Professor Discusses the Challenges of Policy-Making and Climate Change

Students, resident scholars, and House Masters alike gathered Tuesday evening for a Lowell Masters’ Dinner to discuss climate change and policy-making with renowned environmental science and engineering professor, Daniel P. Schrag.

SEAS

TERMES Project Models Robots Based on Collective Intelligence of Termites

Though typically associated with the destruction of structures, termite colonies may have just inspired the next big innovation in construction. A team of engineers and computer scientists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering built a “colony” of autonomous, interchangeable robots—coined the TERMES project—based on the construction strategies of termites and other insect species, according to a report published in Science earlier this month.

Research

Despite Restored Cuts, Research Funding Outlook Still Gloomy

A month after Congress passed a budget easing federal research funding cuts that had gone into effect in early 2013, Harvard administrators said last week that while research prospects may be looking up, the future remains uncertain for scientific research.

SEAS

Wyss Institute Team Reveals New Bioprinting Technique

Scientists at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have moved one step closer to successfully printing three-dimensional, fully-functional tissues.

Sciences Division

Adjustment to New Technology Improves Efficiency of Genetic Editing

New technology being researched by professors at Harvard Medical School has made methods of gene surgery more efficient and accessible and can potentially help to address major diseases caused by genetic disorders such as sickle cell anemia.

Social Sciences Division

Scientists Modify Cotton and Polyester to Display Repellent Properties

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.

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Awkward Eye Contact
Columns

Let’s Talk about Campus-Eye-Contact-Culture

Dictionary
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