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...
May 31, 2017
Jean Fan , a PhD student in Medical Sciences studying bioinformatics and integrative genomics, is a statistician, computer scientist, and founder of CuSTEMized , a nonprofit initiative that encourages young girls’ interests in science, technology,...
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...
March 23, 2017
Not many people can say that their scientific journey began with crying babies. Christalyn Rhodes, however, can. As an undergraduate, Rhodes, now a PhD candidate at GSAS in the Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) program based at the Harvard...
March 17, 2017
In 1847, Abbot Lawrence, a mill owner in the eponymous city of Lawrence, Massachusetts, donated $50,000 to Harvard University for the establishment of an advanced scientific school. Driven in part by his friendship with Harvard President Edward...
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.

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