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Emerging Epidemics Art Exhibit
Science

Emerging Epidemics Art Exhibit

At the Science Center, the Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum presented the Emerging Epidemics Art Exhibit, which compared the Ebola virus to a more common, but deadly Disease X.

George Church: Wild Biotech
Science

George Church: Wild Biotech

World-renowned geneticist George Church spoke about his research during the lecture "Wild Biotech," a speaker event sponsored by the new club Harvard Biotech Entrepreneurs and Wagamama held in Bolyston Hall on Tuesday evening.

George Church: Wild Biotech
Science

George Church: Wild Biotech

World-renowned geneticist George Church spoke about his research during the lecture "Wild Biotech," a speaker event sponsored by the new club Harvard Biotech Entrepreneurs and Wagamama held in Bolyston Hall on Tuesday evening.

George Church: Wild Biotech
IOP

Today in Photos (11/19/2014)

Emerging Epidemics Art Exhibit
Science

Emerging Epidemics Art Exhibit

The Emerging Epidemics Art Exhibit presented by The Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum sits in The Science Center on Wednesday. The exhibit compares the Ebola virus to a more common, but deadly Disease X.

Science

Herbarium Celebrates 90 Years

To honor the anniversary, former interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister discussed a few of the collections out of the millions of specimens in the Herbarium.

Science

‘Breakthough Prize’ Grants $3 Million to Univ. Researchers

The awards were given to 12 recipients in in the celebrity-studded “Breakthrough Prize Ceremony” on Nov. 9.

Limbs and Genetalia
Science

Limbs and Genetalia

A photo of a house snake embryo, in which the hemipenis bud can be seen near the tail end of the embryo. Research by Harvard scientists shows that genitalia placement is related to limb placement, demonstrated in snake embryos.

Limbs and Genetalia
Harvard Medical School

Med School Study Explores Genitalia Formation

Genitalia development, according to the study, is closely linked to the growth and presence of limbs in animals such as snakes, lizards, and birds.

Counter Throwback
Harvard Medical School

Study Finds Connection Between Lead Poisoning, Breast Milk

After publishing the results of his study in July, S. Allen Counter, Jr., Clinical Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School, has led efforts to mitigate lead poisoning through education.

Science

15Q: Jonathan Eig, Author of 'The Birth of the Pill'

Sex: college students are pretty much always thinking, talking about, and (sometimes) doing it. That hasn’t always been the case. Recently journalist Jonathan Eig spoke at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School about his new book, “The Birth of the Pill.” The story of the birth control pill’s invention is riddled with twists, turns, dashing characters, and plenty of sexual activity. FM’s conversation with Eig was less salacious, but no less salty or stimulating.

The Downsides of Advancing Technology
Harvard Kennedy School

Panel Takes on Threats to Humanity

Rees, alongside a panel organized by the Program for Science, Technology, and Society, discussed the variety of possible causes of an “existential crisis” for humanity, through the lenses of various disciplines.

Books

Bad Trend Alert: Senior Bar

I study history and literature, that most refined, elegant, and humble combination of subjects. But it seems that is not enough for the despotic tyrants of Harvard’s Program in General Education. “You must be well-rounded,” they say. “You must study math to remind yourself of how shitty your math has become, and you must study science to remind yourself of how shitty your science has become, and you must stop reading books—everyone thinks you’re a huge nerd.”

Health

Poll Reveals Concerns, Misconceptions of Ebola

More than half of poll respondents said they were concerned there would be an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. in the next year, though some faculty members said that an outbreak is unlikely.

Research

45,000-Year-Old Bone Connects Modern Humans to Neanderthals

Through studying the specimen, evolutionary geneticists have determined that the ancestors of modern humans and present-day people of Eurasian descent have similar levels of Neanderthal DNA.

STANTING TALL
Football

Harvard-Yale 2014

Playing with the Rules
Scrutiny

Playing With The Rules

Highlight

Title IX Complaints in Higher Education

Art Museum Feature
Visual Arts

Newly Opened, Art Museums Prepare To Engage Undergrads