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A woman seated on a stool wearing traditional Mongolian garb milks a yak.

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(1 of 3) Yak milking continues in Mongolia today.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Warinner

Research

Ancient dental plaque points to the historical significance of dairy culture on the Eurasian Steppe.

8.6.20

A partial list of those mentioned in this article

September-October 2020

Illustration imagining the evolution of computer science at Harvard in a playful way

Illustration by Mark Steele

The “yeasty” times” when computer research grew at Harvard

September-October 2020

Black journalist Claudia Jones on the phone in the offices of the “West Indian Gazette” in London

Jones at work in the offices of the West Indian Gazette in Brixton, South London, in 1962

Photograph by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Brief life of an intersectional activist: 1915-1964

September-October 2020

Photograph of Professor Noah Feldman at House impeachment hearings, December 4, 2019

Professor Noah Feldman arrives to testify during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, December 4, 2019.

Photograph by Jacquelyn Martin/Associated Press

Harvard Law School professor Noah Feldman’s constitutionalism is a branch of the humanities.

September-October 2020

Illustration of a professor striving to keep up with a fast-walking elderly Hadza woman

Illustration by Serge Bloch

A biological anthropologist explains why and how exercise works to combat senescence.

September-October 2020

Portrait photo of Venkatesh Murthy in his laboratory

Venkatesh Murthy

Photograph by Anna Olivella

A brief look at what animals’ sense of smell reveals about the brain

September-October 2020

A woman seated on a stool wearing traditional Mongolian garb milks a yak.

Click on arrow at right to view additional images
(1 of 3) Yak milking continues in Mongolia today.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Warinner

Ancient dental plaque points to the historical significance of dairy culture on the Eurasian Steppe.

September-October 2020

Illustration of a man looking at constellations with ants traversing the shortest distance between the stars in the constellation.

Illustration by Blair Kelly

In his freshman seminar, Cumrun Vafa uses puzzles to help students understand complex physics.

September-October 2020