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Killing good bugs as well as bad may harm early immune “education,” say Harvard scientists.

6.17.16

Images by iStock and composed by Harvard Magazine/JC

Killing good bugs as well as bad may harm early immune “education,” say Harvard scientists.

6.17.16

Basin with Painted Geometric Decor and Burnished Surface, Chinese, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, Majiayao phase, 3300–2650 BCE. Earthenware.
Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Art Museums/© President and Fellows of Harvard College.

An exhibition of prehistoric earthenware deepens understanding of early Chinese cultures and communities.

6.16.16

Megan White Mukuria and her tools

Megan White Mukuria and her tools
Image courtesy of ZanaAfrica

An alumna’s novel approach to helping Kenyan tweens

July-August 2016

Anopheles gambiae is one of many mosquito species in the genus Anopheles that transmit malaria to humans. At least one species of Anopheles, when infected with Wolbachia bacteria, appears not to act as a vector of the malaria parasite. Photograph courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control

Harvard scientists find Wolbachia protective.

6.13.16

Televangelist Carlton Pearson (at left), who is donating his archive to Harvard, visited on campus with Douglas Gragg of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library (center) and Jonathan Walton, Plummer professor of Christian morals and Pusey minister in the Memorial Church.

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

Carlton Pearson, exiled from his church, donates years of preaching on tape to Harvard.

6.10.16

The saunas are steps from Furnace Pond, where a raft beckons swimmers.

The saunas are steps from Furnace Pond, where a raft beckons swimmers.

Photograph by James Ahola

The benefits of sweating at a traditional Finnish sauna in Pembroke, Massachusetts

July-August 2016