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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.

Photograph by Smiley N. Pool-Pool/Getty Images

Research

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

7.1.20

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.

Photograph by Smiley N. Pool-Pool/Getty Images

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

An illustrated poster for the June 10, 2020 #ShutDownStem academic strike for Black Lives Matter, showing people of different races, genders, and abilities organizing for racial justice

Academia’s reckoning with anti-black racism

6.11.20

Dan Barouch in his Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center laboratory

Dan Barouch

Photograph courtesy of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The when and how of vaccines

July-August 2020

At Home with Harvard: Health and Fitness

Read some of our extensive coverage on breakthrough health and wellness research.

6.9.20

Illustration of a dog with a brain made up of different colorful regions depicting skills such as hunting and herding

Illustration by Paul Boston

Researchers hope to tease out the effects of breeding and training on dog brain structure.

July-August 2020

Illustration of a woman in a lab coat studying shadows cast by vials of blood, each shadow a readout indicating the presence of a past exposure to a specific pathogen.

Illustration by John Holcroft

A serological test may reveal the COVID-19 virus’s weaknesses—and expose its strategic decoys.

July-August 2020

Photograph by iStock

Tests in macaques show robust protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus induced by either vaccines or natural infection.

5.20.20