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Light, bright, and modern

August 21, 2013

Swiss-born designer Le Corbusier was sitting in his Paris studio on April 7, 1960. In front of him was a sheet of onionskin paper a yard wide and long. In rapid strokes, using crayon for color, he... Continue reading

Removing indoor pollution

August 21, 2013

While studying climate change in the rural Himalayas, Catlin Powers was asked an eye-opening question by one local family: Why are all of these scientists coming here to study outdoor air pollution... Continue reading

Ideas to build on

August 20, 2013

Earlier this year, landscape architecture students from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) did fieldwork in New York’s Jamaica Bay, a marshy estuary on the southwest coast of Long Island.... Continue reading

The look of music

August 19, 2013

When it comes to classical music competitions, one could be forgiven for thinking how well someone plays is the single most important factor. New research conducted by a recent Harvard graduate... Continue reading

A walk in Thoreau’s woods

August 16, 2013

When ordinary people talk of nature’s colors, they mention browns and oranges. When scientists do, they talk of melanins and carotenoids. Since 2008, the two worlds have met at the Harvard... Continue reading

A shoe thing

August 16, 2013

Earlier this week, Corey Lewis boarded a MegaBus from Philadelphia to Boston. With his folding chair and camping equipment, he was likely the oddest-looking passenger. But Lewis, 25, wasn’t... Continue reading

Seeds of violence in climate change

August 15, 2013

This is second in a series of stories about Harvard’s engagement in Latin America. When Nathan Black considers the potential global consequences of climate change, one thing he sees is war... Continue reading

Water crisis, made clear

August 15, 2013

The average Haitian gets nine liters of water a day, less than half of the World Health Organization’s recommended minimum of 20 liters. In Haiti, the water situation starts with scarcity and... Continue reading