Science

The March for Science
Research

Harvard Profs, Faust Join March for Science

“We march because our future depends on the future of science," said University President Drew G. Faust.

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
College

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?

Dr. Robert A. Lue and Prof. Ian H. Hutchinson discuss questions about the reality of belief, meaning and personal identity at the Harvard Veritas Forum Wednesday night.

Klein’s Venue
On Campus

Klein’s Venue

Pictured is First Parish Church, the venue of Naomi Klein’s speech this Wednesday afternoon.

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles?
On Campus

At Veritas Forum, Academics Talk Spirituality

Biology professor Robert A. Lue, and MIT professor and nuclear scientist Ian Hutchinson spoke about whether scientists can believe in miracles and a higher power.

SEAS
SEAS

SEAS

The John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences sign stands in front of Pierce Hall.

SEAS Sign
On Campus

SEAS Sign

A $400 million gift from finance magnate John A. Paulson in 2015 gave the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences its new name.

Zhang Portrait
Research

UC Berkeley Appeals Broad Institute CRISPR Patent

UC Berkeley filed an appeal that challenges the Harvard-affiliated Broad Institute for the rights to CRISPR, a groundbreaking gene-editing technology.

David Keith
Research

Harvard Researchers Launch Solar Geoengineering Moonshot

​Harvard scientists have launched a research program into “solar geoengineering,” a controversial technique with the ultimate goal of reversing climate change.

George Church: Wild Biotech
Student Life

Harvard Affiliates Slated to Speak at Boston March for Science

Five Harvard affiliates are slated to speak at a “March for Science” in Boston Common on April 22.

The Scientist as Sentinel
On Campus

The Scientist as Sentinel

Professor Naomi Oreskes speaks to an audience in Science Center Hall B on Wednesday night. Her speech, entitled “The Scientist as Sentinel,” focused on scientists speaking publicly on contested issues, including nuclear weaponry, ozone depletion, and climate change.

Patents and Innovation
On Campus

Patents and Innovation

Heidi L. Williams, a professor of Economics at MIT, speaks about the role of patents in influencing innovation. Williams is one of the top scholars in the world on market innovation in health care.

Dr. Zhang's Pipettes
Science

Dr. Zhang's Pipettes

Dr. Zhang's pipettes hang on a shelf above his lab bench. With a nearly two-year-old daughter at home, Zhang now spends less time in the lab.

Zhang Portrait
Science

Late Nights, Chinese Takeout, and DNA Scissors: The Discovery of CRISPR

In science, timing is paramount. Credit for any discovery goes only to the group that publishes first.

Zhang Portrait
Research

Late Nights, Chinese Takeout, and DNA Scissors: The Discovery of CRISPR

In science, timing is paramount. Credit for any discovery goes only to the group that publishes first.

A skull. Human, in origin.
Harvard Medical School

The Murder of Dr. George Parkman

A friend of his later remarked that Webster, as a younger man living in London, had formed the unsavory habit of attending public executions. These outings were fueled by his morbid fascination with the body. Even the horror of death could not quell his interest in human anatomy.