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New coating creates ‘superglass’

August 2, 2013

A new transparent, bioinspired coating makes ordinary glass tough, self-cleaning and incredibly slippery, a team from Harvard University reported online July 31 in Nature Communications. The new... Continue reading

A woman’s endless work

August 1, 2013

Claire Messud opened a Wednesday night reading from her latest novel, “The Woman Upstairs,” by quoting actress Kristin Scott Thomas, who said in a recent interview that she felt invisible and... Continue reading

At 101, another look around

August 1, 2013

Harvard’s first commencing scholars — all nine of them — got their diplomas in 1642. Since then, University-wide, there have been nearly 450,000 graduates. But how many of them were ever attacked by... Continue reading

Seniors from a different generation

August 1, 2013

It was just two months ago that Tercentenary Theatre paid homage to Harvard’s graduating seniors. On Wednesday, it was a different group of seniors who stole the limelight. For the 38th year,... Continue reading

Reducing the juice

July 31, 2013

How many times have you thought you should switch out your old florescent light bulbs? Although LED lights are more energy-efficient, sometimes their higher cost causes people to avoid taking the... Continue reading

Nerve damage and fibromyalgia

July 31, 2013

About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia — a common syndrome that causes chronic pain and other symptoms — were found to have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence... Continue reading

A cross-country collaboration

July 31, 2013

Eight years ago, two former Stanford University postdoctoral fellows, one of them still in California and the other at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in Cambridge, began exchanging theories... Continue reading

Boston, hotbed of anti-slavery

July 30, 2013

Boston was the flashpoint of the American Revolution. It’s a city indelibly linked to many of the Founding Fathers, to the midnight ride of Paul Revere, and to George Washington’s fledgling... Continue reading

Good health lasts later in life

July 30, 2013

This is what many people imagine old age looks like in America — a painful, years-long battle with debilitating disease, marked by a gradual loss of the ability to care for yourself, repeated stays... Continue reading

A year set to music

July 29, 2013

Friends often ask Matt Aucoin ’12 when he finds time to eat and sleep. It’s no wonder. Since graduating from Harvard last year, Aucoin has been in constant motion, performing and conducting in Italy... Continue reading