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Green anole lizard

Photograph by PiccoloNamek/WikiCommons

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How the polar vortex produced rapid evolution in lizards

8.3.17

Green anole lizard

Photograph by PiccoloNamek/WikiCommons

How the polar vortex produced rapid evolution in lizards

8.3.17

To simply say that the White Cliffs of Dover are made of chalk would miss the point of Life at the Edge of Sight: A Photographic Exploration of the Microbial World. The chalk giving the famous cliffs their white appearance was formed from the exoskeletons of plated marine microbes called coccolithophores. 

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.

September-October 2017

Illustration by Hanna Barczyk

Can a single molecule extend lifespan?

September-October 2017

A surgical technique designed to preserve proprioceptive signals after amputation should allow patients to sense the location of their prostheses, feedback that is often compromised by convential surgery.

Image courtesy of Shriya Srinivasan

Improved surgical techniques enhance prosthetic function.

September-October 2017

Professor Charles Lieber in his lab at 12 Oxford Street

Professor Charles Lieber in his lab at 12 Oxford Street

Photograph by Rose Lincoln/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The pioneering chemist of bio-compatible transistors and other nanoscale wonders receives Harvard’s highest faculty honor.  

7.20.17

Photograph by Zmeel Photography /iStock

Photograph by Zmeel Photography /iStock

Berkman Klein researchers find censorship of Wikipedia is declining.

6.29.17

 

Photograph by Bernhard Staehli/iStock

Carbon released by thawing tundra is enough to double atmospheric CO2.

6.23.17

Bacillus Subtilis

Bacillus subtilis

Image by Jezperklauzen/iStock

Harvard researchers review how gut bacteria can transform ingested compounds.

6.22.17