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Articles: Research

The inside of a catholic church

     

Research

A social-science analysis of how Catholicism transformed Western culture

11.7.19

The inside of a catholic church

     

A social-science analysis of how Catholicism transformed Western culture

11.7.19

An image of a Heliconius Telesiphe butterfly

Heliconius telesiphe

Photograph by Andrew Neild

Research in butterflies reveals how genes flow among species—and lead to tangled genetic trees

10.31.19

Photograph of Sarah Richardson in her office

Sarah Richardson

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Historian and philosopher Sarah Richardson interrogates the science of sex and gender.

November-December 2019

William G. Kaelin pictured in his home in Boston shortly after receiving the call from Sweden

William G. Kaelin

Photograph by Stephanie Mitchell/HPAC

Kaelin is the forty-ninth Harvard faculty member to win the Nobel. 

10.7.19

A lake next to a mountain with autumn foliage and fog

Photograph by Stanley Zimney/iStock

Fewer cold nights could mean muted displays of fall color. 

9.26.19

A portrait of Jerry Mitrovica at his desk

Jerry X. Mitrovica

Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

The geophysicist has pioneered the understanding that sea-level rise around the globe will vary significantly depending on crustal dynamics and gravitational forces. 

9.25.19

Photograph of Yann LeCun

Yann LeCun
Photograph by Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The physics department confers its Loeb lectureship on an influential non-physicist.

9.18.19

Computer artwork of an autoradiogram of DNA sequences.

Computer artwork by Alfred Pasieka/Science Source

Genes seem to play a role in determining sexual orientation, but it’s small, uncertain, and complicated.

8.29.19