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The cover of the January-February 1986 issue of Harvard Magazine

Research

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

10.31.17

The cover of the January-February 1986 issue of Harvard Magazine

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

10.31.17

Image by Jezperklauzen/iStock

Oral bacteria can lodge in the gut and trigger inflammatory bowel conditions. 

10.20.17

The lenses of the Bruce telescope, mounted for display

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The telescope that helped define Earth’s place in the universe

November-December 2017

Illustration by Taylor Callery

Machine learning may raise the potential for predicting where—and when—an earthquake might strike.

November-December 2017

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

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

Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory

The push to build flying, thinking, robot swarms

November-December 2017