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Harvard Study Finds ExxonMobil Scientists Accurately Predicted Climate Change, Despite Denial

A Harvard-led team of researchers found in a study published earlier this month that internal ExxonMobil projections accurately predicted human-caused climate change even as the company downplayed its risks in public statements.


Harvard SEAS Dean Says DIB Survey Results are ‘Encouraging’ — But ‘Not a Sign of Victory’

SEAS Dean Francis J. Doyle III said in an interview last week the overall results of the 2022 climate survey were “encouraging,” pointing to improvement over the last four years — though “not a sign of victory.”


MGH Researchers Develop AI Tool To Predict Melanoma Recurrence

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to predict which patients are most likely to experience a recurrence of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.


Harvard Medical School Researchers Find Omicron Subvariant Has Lower Mortality Rate than Previous Strains

A Harvard-led team of researchers found that the Omicron BA.2 subvariant — the Covid-19 strain currently dominant in the United States — appears to have a lower mortality rate than prior strains of the virus, in an article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association last month.


Harvard and MIT Researchers Find Limitations in Current Models of Exoplanet Atmospheres

A team of Harvard and MIT researchers have discovered accuracy limitations in climate models used to describe the properties of exoplanets — planets outside the solar system — given an influx of cosmic data from the newly launched James Webb Space Telescope.


Harvard Astrophysicists Discover Black Hole With Delayed Stellar Burp

In October 2018, Sebastian Gomez, then a Harvard PhD student, observed a black hole tear apart and engulf a small star in a galaxy located 665 million light years away from Earth. Almost three years later, he and a team of researchers noticed that the same black hole had begun ejecting stellar material.


Harvard Researchers Debunk Popular Sleep Myths in New Study

A Harvard-led team of researchers debunked popular myths parents and caregivers believe about adolescent sleep habits in a study published last month.


Fossil Fuel Companies Are ‘Talking Green but Acting Dirty,’ Harvard Researchers Find

A report published by Harvard researchers last week found that European fossil fuel, car, and airlines companies strategically rebrand themselves on social media to portray a greener narrative.


Harvard Study Identifies Key Role of Soil Moisture on Crop Yields

A new research study by Harvard faculty is shedding light on the significant influence of water supply on global crop yields and its connection to climate change.


Why Did Trump Supporters Storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6? Because of Trump, New Harvard Study Finds

Former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud and enthusiasm for his re-election drove supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, according to a study from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center.


‘Low-Hanging Fruit’: Experts Criticize Senator Marco Rubio’s Letter Questioning Harvard’s Ties to China

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) alleged without direct evidence that Harvard officials may have helped suppress some theories regarding the origins of Covid-19 in a “quid pro quo” effort to advance Chinese state interests in a June 16 letter addressed to University President Lawrence S. Bacow.


Helium Shortage Forces Harvard Physics Labs to Shut Down Equipment, Suspend Projects

Harvard is running out of helium — and it is no laughing matter. Harvard labs impacted by the helium shortage have been forced to shut down equipment that uses liquid helium and suspend entire research projects. Without the ability to continue their experiments, some Ph.D. candidates could even have their graduation delayed.


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