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New research proves that couples should spend money to increase quality time spent together.


event poster for the wiseman lectures

Courtesy of the Mahindra Humanities Center

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman is the first filmmaker to deliver a Norton Lecture.


Locations of early modern human fossils found in Africa and the Middle East. The fossils from Jebel Irhoud date to 315,000 years ago; those from Omo Kibish (195,000 years ago) and Herto (160,000 years ago) are similar in age to Misliya (177,000-194,000 years ago). 
Photograph courtesy of Rolf Quam, Binghamton University 

Humans began leaving Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. 


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Infographic by Carla Schaffer / AAAS

Harvard’s Dan Barouch finds long-term Zika vaccine efficacy varies by delivery method.


Bryan Stevenson

Photograph by Tia Chapman

“I don’t think slavery ended in 1865 I think it just evolved. I think it turned into decades of terrorism and violence and lynching.”


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A doctor’s take on the destruction of medicine

January-February 2018

Norbert “Nubbins” Wiener, shown here in boyhood, was 14 when he matriculated at Harvard in 1909.

Photograph courtesy of the MIT Museum

Parents and superkids, then and now


January-February 2018

Fred Moten
Photograph by Robert Adam Mayer

Fred Moten’s subversive black-studies scholarship

January-February 2018

Cones of the Chinese hemlock, Tsuga chinensis
Photograph by Wang Kang


The Chinese variety resists a pest devastating North American trees.

January-February 2018