Matthew S. Meisel

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Sliding from Science

“Wait, you concentrate in chemistry? You always struck me more as the government type.” Over the three years I spent

The Public Genome

It’s April 2031, and a now 46-year-old campus politico of the class of 2007—pick your favorite—is in Manchester, N.H., to

Resting On (Mountain) Laurels

As the hippie days of the 1960s drew to a close, the British scientist James Lovelock began to formulate a

Shooting The Magic Bullet

New mosquitoes may block malaria transmission, but who decides when to release them into the wild? The United States has

Bullets from Outer Space

In June 1908, a stray space rock—now thought to be a comet—hurtled toward the Tunguska River in Siberia and exploded

A Bright Idea

The snidely named “How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb” Act has a not-nearly-so-sinister goal: To reduce


The Crimson’s editorial board puts its slightly scuffed crystal ball to work. Michael B. Broukhim ’07 Editorial chair Drew Gilpin

Notes On Primal Harvard

EX-CRUCIATING As if seeing an ex-fling isn’t awkward enough, seeing him naked takes the cake—so I realized at Primal Scream

The Final Stretch

EDITOR’S NOTE The Annotations section is meant to convey a smattering of impressions, written by Crimson editors, on a certain