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A worker in Brazil sprays insecticides into a house to kill Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which carry the Zika virus. 

Photograph courtesy of Marcia Castro

Research

Harvard researchers race to stem the disease’s deadly spread. 

5.8.17

From left: Martha Minow, Robert Darnton, and Samantha Powers

From left: Martha Minow, Robert Darnton, and Samantha Powers

From left: photograph by Ken Richardson, photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications, Photograph by Eric Bridiers

Eleven of this year’s 52 fellows come from within the University.

5.4.17

Image courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology/ © President and Fellows of Harvard College

The Peabody Museum 150th is a showcase for the origins and evolution of anthropology.

May-June 2017

A Conservative Party poster, circa 1900, the year the precursor of the Labour Party first participated in a general election

Poster from Getty Images

Scholarly lessons from Europe prove pertinent today.

May-June 2017

Photograph by Anne Cusack /los angeles Times/Getty images

Linguists have documented the ability of sign languages to do all the things spoken languages can do, using three-dimensional space instead of sound. 

May-June 2017

Kathryn Davidson discusses her research

Photograph by Jim Harrison

How linguists use sign languages to understand universal grammar

May-June 2017

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Recreating the Philosophy Chamber

May-June 2017

A portrait of Yellow Wolf circa 1909

Photograph from The Library of Congress

Brief life of a Native American witness to history: c. 1855-1935

May-June 2017

Illustration by Taylor Callery

Illustration by Taylor Callery

The chasm between elite academia and working-class Americans—and how to bridge it

May-June 2017