OEB 119 students are patched in via livestream and a satellite call to a team of researchers leading an exploration on the seafloor.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~2 min
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Harvard scientists reconstruct evolution of limb-based motion in early tetrapods.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~6 min
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Ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart influence each other through sea level changes.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers discover gene controlling nectar spur development, opening door for insights into evolution.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Harvard researchers uncover novel family of sensors in octopuses.
Oct. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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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.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers at Harvard’s Music Lab have determined that American infants relaxed when played lullabies that were unfamiliar and in a foreign language.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Harvard and Chinese scientists study Cambrian fossils using micro-CT and 3D models.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~11 min
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The GenderSci Lab at Harvard finds that more men than women are dying of COVID-19.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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