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Eat, play, sleep

August 23, 2013

Sleep. Eat three meals a day. Get outside the “Harvard bubble.” Try new things. And remember, professors are people too. Sounds easy enough, right? As the Class of ’17 heads for campus on move-... Continue reading

Popsicle Earth

August 22, 2013

At the height of the last ice age, the Earth was dramatically more covered with ice than scientists previously believed, and while much of that ice has melted, Harvard researchers say relatively... Continue reading

Old Quincy, suddenly new

August 22, 2013

After 15 months of construction and renovation, Old Quincy House is ready to welcome back students for the 2013-14 academic year. A first look at the recently completed “test project” in the... Continue reading

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