A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies.
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Oral bacteria can lodge in the gut and trigger inflammatory bowel conditions.
Photograph by Jim Harrison
The telescope that helped define Earth’s place in the universe
Illustration by Taylor Callery
Machine learning may raise the potential for predicting where—and when—an earthquake might strike.
Photograph by A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images
How global warming can change crop nutrition
Photograph by Jim Harrison, with special thanks to New England Base Camp
Stuart Harris and the austere practice of wilderness physicians
The MGH Wilderness Medicine Division's research mission focuses on altitude illness and, more recently, climate change.
Photograph by Kevin Ma and Pakong Chirarattanonon, Robert Wood Laboratory
The push to build flying, thinking, robot swarms