Aging chimps show social selectivity

Understanding why older chimps tend to favor small circles of meaningful, established friendships rather than seek new ones may help scientists gain a better picture of what healthy human aging should look like and what triggers this social change.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
yesterday ~7 min

Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas science juan-siliezar aging chimpanzees department-of-human-evolutionary-biology alexandra-rosati kibale-chimpanzee-project lindsey-hagberg martin-n-muller melissa-emery-thompson richard-w-wrangham zarin-machanda

Experts consider the ethical implications of new technology

Faculty from the Computer Science and Philosophy departments join forces in a successful new undergraduate initiative, Embedded EthiCS, to change the way computer scientists think about the ethical implications of new technology.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
Oct. 16, 2020 ~15 min

Tags: science-technology computer-science ethics harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences harvard-college barbara-grosz radhika-nagpal alison-simmons embedded-ethics philosophy christina-pazzanese faculty-of-arts-and-science david-grant jeffrey-behrends

3D model seeks to explain mysterious hexagon storm on Saturn

Harvard researchers use a 3D model to figure out how a hexagon-shaped mega-storm on Saturn was formed.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences juan-siliezar saturn department-of-earth-and-planetary-sciences hexagon-storm jeremy-bloxham rakesh-k-yadav

Harvard climate change expert discusses extreme heat

With the threat of extreme heat rising, from California to Siberia, we ask climate scientist Peter Huybers what to expect in the future.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-technology climate-change faculty-of-arts-and-sciences harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences peter-huybers juan-siliezar extreme-heat department-of-earth-and-planetary-sciences

Joseph Henrich explores WEIRD societies

In new book Joe Henrich looks at how the West became psychologically peculiar and prosperous.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 16, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences joseph-henrich department-of-human-evolutionary-biology weird

Harvard team uses laser to cool polyatomic molecule

Harvard researchers become the first to cool a polyatomic molecule using light.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology quantum faculty-of-arts-and-sciences john-doyle juan-siliezar caoch3 debayan-mitra doyle-research-group molecule-calcium-monomethoxide nathaniel-b-vilas

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