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July 19, 2013

Whether it’s to explore a library filled to the ceiling with thousands of books, experience big-city living for the first time, or take classes taught by world-renowned teachers, students from all... Continue reading

New plan of attack in cancer fight

July 18, 2013

New research conducted by Harvard scientists is laying out a road map to one of the holy grails of modern medicine: a cure for cancer. As described in a paper recently published in eLife, Martin... Continue reading

The next gold rush: Outer space?

July 17, 2013

We value gold for many reasons: its beauty, its usefulness, and its rarity. Gold is rare on Earth in part because it’s also rare in the universe. Unlike elements such as carbon or iron, it cannot be... Continue reading

Opening a portal to summer

July 17, 2013

“I think I found a skull,” said Abigail Forrest, proudly holding up a dark green, furry blob with her tweezers for the others to inspect. She leaned in to note some eye sockets and what appeared to... Continue reading

Postdoc wins Runyon Fellowship

July 16, 2013

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awarded 17 new fellows at its spring 2013 Fellowship Award Committee meeting, including Harvard’s Michael A. Cianfrocco, a postdoctoral fellow in molecular... Continue reading

Planting for peace

July 16, 2013

On a windswept Friday morning at the Arnold Arboretum, Pedro Reyes wandered through the lawns holding the hands of his two children. In Boston from his home base of Mexico City, Reyes, an... Continue reading

Hamburger to receive honorary degree

July 16, 2013

Jeffrey Hamburger will receive an honorary degree from the University of Bern, Switzerland. The ceremony will take place in December. Hamburger is the Kuno Francke Professor of German Art and... Continue reading

Revolutionary discovery

July 16, 2013

Harvard archivists have made what they call “a Revolutionary discovery” in the stacks at Houghton Library. Karen Nipps, head of the Rare Book Cataloging Team, came across eight “subscription sheets... Continue reading