Sciences Division

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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

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.

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Sciences Division

Professor Argues For Increased Political Involvement from Scientists

"We need to speak because facts don’t actually speak for themselves,” History of Science professor Naomi Oreskes said during a lecture Wednesday in Science Center B.


Harvard Launches Data Science Initiative

Harvard has launched the Data Science Initiative, a University-wide program that aims to bring together data scientists in different fields.


First Sample of Solid Metallic Hydrogen Lost

A month after two Harvard physicists published results detailing the synthesis of the first-ever sample of solid metallic hydrogen, the researchers have lost the sample after trying to further analyze it.

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Sciences Division

Harvard Astronomer, Institute Offer Support for Students of Color in Sciences

Astronomy Professor John A. Johnson tells his students almost every lecture that there is no such thing as a natural astrophysicist.

Sciences Division

Scientists Developing Robot to Explore Ocean 'Twilight Zone'

Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are developing an underwater robot that analyzes ocean chemistry and biology.


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.

Federal Funding in Fiscal Year 2016

Despite Record Year, Research Funding Remains 'Huge Challenge'

Researchers across Harvard received a record-high $842.5 million in grants in fiscal year 2016—but some say they are bracing for federal funding cuts under the Trump administration.

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The Most Savage Q-Guide Comments of 2016

If you're looking for another way to procrastinate in the course search for this semester, check out these Q-Guide comments. Some are hilarious, some are desperate, and some are just truly disturbing.


Phi Beta Kappa Selects ‘Senior 48’ for Class of 2017

In total, 48 seniors will be inducted into the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States, joining the 24 students selected last spring.


SEAS Expects Increase in Concentrators, Strives for Greater Diversity in School Makeup

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is projected to see increased numbers of undergraduate concentrators when sophomores declare their fields of study on Nov. 17, continuing a trend of fast growth since 2007.


Faculty Will Discuss Motion Opposing Sanctions

​Tuesday marks the first time that the full Faculty of Arts and Sciences will discuss a motion opposing the College’s controversial policy on unrecognized single-gender social organizations.

Updates on the Honor Council

Sophomores, Sciences Saw Most Honor Council Cases Last Year

The vast majority of 115 academic dishonesty cases the College’s Honor Council heard last academic year occurred in courses offered in the Sciences Division or the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, according to the adjudicating body’s first-ever annual report.

Third Annual Fungus Fair

Fungi Fair Sprouts with Student Projects

​Mushrooms overtook the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Saturday afternoon.