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Research

Could place-based policies solve regional economic and social problems?

9.7.18

Illustration by Sam Falconer

New research on extinctions shows that their ecological impact can’t be measured in numbers of species lost.

September-October 2018

Every human-powered vehicle must stand the test of traveling on asphalt, through mud, and into the Merrimack River.

Photograph by Lucinana Calvin/Courtesy of the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

Watch human-powered machines prevail—or not—in Lowell.

September-October 2018

Davis relaxing in 1910 at Devil’s Thumb, on the Continental Divide near Corona, Colorado

Photograph courtesy of the Houghton Library

Brief life of William Morris Davis, pioneering geomorphologist

September-October 2018

A 1944 map of the beaches of Iwo Jima, donated by a Harvard staff member who served in the U.S. assault on the island 

Courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection

Maps can be applied to straightforward ends; they can also be fanciful, surprising, or plain weird. 

8.17.18

Despite its toxic reputation, arsenic may play a key role in the battle against cancer.

8.9.18

Solar panels on the roof and fixed shading on the windows suggest that this is no ordinary wood-shingled house.

Photograph by Stu Rosner

The Center for Green Buildings and Cities aims to reduce energy used to heat and cool buildings to nearly zero.

July-August 2018

Overharvesting threatens global fisheries with collapse.

Photograph by Getty Images

A worldwide decline in wild saltwater-fish populations threatens subsistence fishermen and the communities they feed.

July-August 2018

Elsie Sunderland
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Elsie Sunderland traces the flows of human pollutants in the oceans. They come back to bite us.

July-August 2018