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Photograph of a flood Texas residential street

Winnie, Texas is not considered to be in a floodplain. But coastal hurricanes have flooded the town repeatedly since 2008.

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Research

To protect against rising seas, local lenders are selling off risky mortgages.

7.1.20

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20

Bill Clinton with Yasser Arafat, King Hussein, and Benjamin Netanyahu, October 1, 1996, at the White House

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(1 of 4) Bill Clinton with Yasser Arafat, King Hussein, and Benjamin Netanyahu, October 1, 1996, at the White House

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On restoring American leadership through diplomacy

July-August 2020

A yellow cab turns through an intersection directed by a police officer

Essential workers at highest risk of SARS-CoV-2  infection include cab drivers and police officers. 
Photograpy by iStock

Nearly half of early COVID-19 transmission was work-related—a cautionary note as the economy reopens.

5.19.20

Activity tracking to identify the at-risk elderly, and China’s offshore windfarm potential 

May-June 2020

Tommie Shelby, chair of African and African-American studies 
Photograph by Melissa Blackall 

Speakers discuss history, progress, hope, and home. 

3.3.20

Harvard Medical School Quad

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As the novel coronavirus begins spreading in populations outside China, Harvard announces a collaboration with Chinese researchers to develop diagnostics and therapies for treating SARS-CoV-2.

2.23.20

Photograph of Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Harvard political scientist Pippa Norris chronicles the rise of populist authoritarians in Western democracies.

March-April 2020

Frank Hu holds a plate filled with food.

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Hu believes a plant-based diet can help feed a growing population in a healthy, sustainable way.
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Frank Hu confronts the triple threats of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change.

March-April 2020