Reconstructing vertebrates rise from the water to land

Harvard scientists reconstruct evolution of limb-based motion in early tetrapods.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Cracking the case of the missing molecules

When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

African grey parrot outperforms children and college students

African grey parrot Griffin shows off his brain power, making students doubt their own.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 2, 2020 ~7 min

Genetic research offers insight into rise of first cities

Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before the rise of the world’s first cities

Juan Siliezar • harvard
May 29, 2020 ~8 min

How a grad student choreographs life in science and art

Ph.D. student Frederick Moss brings together the incongruous worlds of science and art.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Jan. 30, 2020 ~6 min

Harvard Museum of Natural History gives hands-on lab work to middle school educators

Mansi Srivastava's lab worked with middle school teachers in an education workshop on DNA and evolution.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
July 30, 2019 ~2 min

Robobee makes its first solo flight

Several decades in the making, the Harvard Microbiotics Lab’s Robobee made its first solo flight.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 26, 2019 ~6 min

Harvard researchers find gut microbes can lessen effectiveness of medicines

Study published in Science shows that gut microbes can chew up medications, with serious side effects.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
June 19, 2019 ~9 min

4 new Veritalk episodes take on food: culture, veganism, gut health, obesity

Harvard Ph.D. students explore the culture and science of food in the latest episodes of the Veritalk podcast. The talks cover veganism, gut health, food and diaspora, and childhood obesity.

GSAS Communications • harvard
June 4, 2019 ~3 min

Why jackals thrive where humans dominate

The surprising success story of the golden jackal in Europe holds lessons about nature’s resilience and about how nature might respond to the evolutionary pressure exerted by humans as we change the natural landscape. The Gazette spoke with doctoral student Nathan Ranc for insight.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 25, 2019 ~18 min