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Articles: Research

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Research

 A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies.

10.31.17

Pakistanis eating rice, a staple crop and major source of protein in South Asia.

Photograph by A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images

How global warming can change crop nutrition

November-December 2017

Illustration by Jon Berkeley

Research from HBS shows that by buying themselves out of negative experiences, people gain time for happiness-inducing activities like learning a language, or socializing.

November-December 2017

Rachel L. Gable
Photograph by Harvard Magazine/JC

How some colleges help first-generation and low-income students succeed

November-December 2017

Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger

In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.

November-December 2017

Stuart Harris 
Photograph by Jim Harrison, with special thanks to New England Base Camp

Stuart Harris and the austere practice of wilderness physicians

November-December 2017

The MGH Wilderness Medicine Division's research mission focuses on altitude illness and, more recently, climate change.

November-December 2017

Illustration by Robert Neubecker

How market forces have made American higher education radically unequal

November-December 2017

Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory

The push to build flying, thinking, robot swarms

November-December 2017