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Lapis lazuli pigment entrapped within the dental calculus on the lower jaw of a medieval woman.

Photograph by Christina Warinner

Research

Tracing lapis lazuli provides evidence that women were directly involved in creating medieval illuminated manuscripts.  

1.9.19

Are data from massive open online courses a crystal ball into the future of online education?

Data from Science Magazine/Chart by Lydia S.C. Rosenberg

Harvard and MIT experiences suggest a more constrained vision for massive free courses.

1.10.19

Lapis lazuli pigment entrapped within the dental calculus on the lower jaw of a medieval woman.

Photograph by Christina Warinner

Tracing lapis lazuli provides evidence that women were directly involved in creating medieval illuminated manuscripts.  

1.9.19

Harvey Mansfield on the cover of Harvard Magazine in 1999.

The Kenan professor of government’s story of a dissertation published 44 years after it was accepted

12.10.18

Angela Merkel

Photograph by 360b/Alamy Stock Photo

The German chancellor will deliver the Commencement address on May 30, 2019.

12.7.18

An example of a quipu from Peru's Nazca Province 

Gift of Robert Woods Bliss, 1942 © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, PM# 42-28-30/4532

“Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu,” at the MFA

January-February 2019

Illustration by John Holcroft

Economist William Kerr argues for streamlining immigration to attract high-skilled talent from abroad.

January-February 2019

Illustration by Robert Neubecker

Cherubic features benefit black male CEOs, but not other groups, underscoring the complexity of social disadvantage.

January-February 2019

Illustration by Pete Ryan

The immune systems of “elite controllers” point to HIV’s vulnerabilities.

January-February 2019