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As Jerry Mitrovica demonstrates, the weight of ice sheets in polar regions can actually flatten the earth’s rocky mantle, altering the speed of the planet’s rotation and changing sea levels.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Research

Connecting climate change to the planet’s shifting crust

8.9.16

George Q. Daley, dean-designate of Harvard Medical School

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell, HPAC

Stem-cell scientist to lead school. 

8.9.16

Illustration by Wesley Bedrosian

Evolution shaped humans to rest—and to run only when absolutely necessary.

September-October 2016

Common thistle (Cirsium vulgare) found in an open pasture in Hillsborough, New Hampshire, in 1921

Image courtesy of the Harvard University Herbaria

Digitized herbaria collections data allow researchers to predict future plant ranges.

September-October 2016

Illustration by James Steinberg

A focused briefing on degree-attainment, democracy, and economic opportunity

September-October 2016

Autumn harvest: a honeybee on Solidago gigantea (goldenrod)

Photograph by Helga R. Heilmann

Thomas D. Seeley on the craft and science of bee hunting

September-October 2016

A 3-D printer “draws” a coiled antenna in the air. What allows the printer to work this way is a laser that hardens an “ink” of silver nanoparticles as they emerge from the nozzle.

A 3-D printer “draws” a coiled antenna in the air. What allows the printer to work this way is a laser that hardens an “ink” of silver nanoparticles as they emerge from the nozzle.

Image courtesy of Mark Skylar-Scott

A new kind of 3-D printer forms wires in midair.

September-October 2016