July 25, 2017
Work that Christopher Chabris, PhD '99, conducted on inattentional blindness won an Ig Nobel Prize, which honors "achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think," and cautions us about the impact of increasing technological...
July 18, 2017
For non-historians, history can seem like an accounting of time. On this date, that happened, as though the true story of those who lived long ago can be gleaned from recorded events. But speak to those who study the past and the truth of history...
July 12, 2017
Re-engineering interstellar technology into a smartwatch that never needs to be recharged The NASA Voyager 1 space probe, the only man-made object to ever enter interstellar space, is zipping through the cosmos at 40,000 miles per hour as it...
July 7, 2017
In 2012, Latanya Sweeney was talking to a reporter in her Harvard office when she Googled her own name. An ad for a background check popped up next to the links of her published work. “Forget the studies,” the reporter said. “Tell me about that...
April 5, 2017
Every day between September and December 2016, Radhika Mathur, a PhD candidate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), would stand outside the West Wing of the White House and take the same photo. “I wanted to soak everything in,” she explains...
September 22, 2016
Somewhere along the A2 in Kazakhstan, their plans changed. GSAS students Benny Shaffer and Justin Stern, and GSD visiting PhD Fellow Xiaoxuan Lu, MLA ’12, had sketched out a project back in Cambridge that would study the impact of the 1,100 mile...
August 11, 2016
One graduate student’s investigation of bumblebee behavior.
July 20, 2016
How New Research in Cell Reprogramming Holds Hope for Type 1 Diabetes Treatment
February 5, 2016
Throughout our history, human beings have sorted themselves into groups. From bands of hunters to citizens of nation states, from tribes to political parties, human history is a story of groups. But why did groups form in the first place? “There are...
January 29, 2016
​When they first began their science careers, neither Phillips Professor of Astronomy Dimitar Sasselov nor sixth-year graduate student Elisabeth Newton intended to search for extraterrestrial life—but that is exactly what they are both doing today...

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