Tech breakthrough combines motion capture and neural learning

Harvard researchers develop a new motion-tracking system that delivers an unprecedented look at how animals move and behave naturally.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 25, 2021 ~7 min

In online Harvard talk, Bill Gates warns of environmental perils

In an online Harvard Science Book Talk, philanthropist Bill Gates warns of environmental perils ahead and offers a plan to combat them.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 24, 2021 ~7 min

New theory behind Chicxulub impactor that killed the dinosaurs

New theory explains origin of comet that killed the dinosaurs.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 15, 2021 ~7 min

Harvard scientist turns space images into music

Team uses data from space telescopes to create music.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 25, 2021 ~5 min

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

When ice sheets melt, it’s a seesaw effect

Ice sheets thousands of kilometers apart influence each other through sea level changes.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

Harvard alumna and researchers ID gene critical to floral nectar spurs

Researchers discover gene controlling nectar spur development, opening door for insights into evolution.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

Octopus’ suction cups hold its taste and touch sensors

Harvard researchers uncover novel family of sensors in octopuses.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Oct. 29, 2020 ~7 min

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
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

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