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40 Years Later, All Eyes on Nobel-Winning Discovery

Champagne bubbled in a Harvard laboratory 40 years ago, as scientists celebrated biology professor George Wald’s Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Film Celebrates E. O. Wilson

It stings when you stick your hand in a nest of fire ants. This nugget of wisdom—and other lessons for

POPSCREEN: Blitzen Trapper

Portland, Oregon must have a West Coast inferiority complex. It pales in comparison to gargantuan Los Angeles, it’s not a

Study Shows Stars Boost Revenue

Would “Spider-Man” have stuck without Tobey Maguire? Would “Fight Club” have been the same box-office knockout missing Brad Pitt? Seeking

Vitamins Prevent Female Infertility

Forget about the birds and the bees—it’s the multivitamin. In a study conducted over an eight-year span involving more than

Cancer Researcher Obtains FBI Clearance

After her $750,000 grant was jeopardized by a delay in the government’s approval of her green card, a breast cancer

Harvard Opens Center in Greece

Its toga parties aren’t as rollicking as Dartmouth’s, and its frat scene is sleepy compared to Cornell’s, but Harvard has