Photograph by Jim Harrison
The telescope that helped define Earth’s place in the universe
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Machine learning may raise the potential for predicting where—and when—an earthquake might strike.
Photograph by A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images
How global warming can change crop nutrition
Photograph by Jim Harrison, with special thanks to New England Base Camp
Stuart Harris and the austere practice of wilderness physicians
The MGH Wilderness Medicine Division's research mission focuses on altitude illness and, more recently, climate change.
Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory
The push to build flying, thinking, robot swarms
Photograph by PiccoloNamek/WikiCommons
How the polar vortex produced rapid evolution in lizards
All images from Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World, by Scott Chimileski and Roberto Kolter. Copyright ©2017 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
On Earth, microbes run the show.