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Research

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

8.9.16

The National Book Foundation rolled out its list of 40 nominees (including 8 Harvard affiliates) from September 12 to 15. Last week, the National Humanities Medal also announced the honorands for its 2015 award year.

Last week, three Harvard affiliates were awarded the National Humanities Medal and eight were long-listed for the National Book Awards.

9.20.16

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

Anthony Jack is interested in diversity among low-income students.

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Sociologist Anthony Jack studies two types of low-income students.

September-October 2016