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
science-technology cell faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas juan-siliezar octopus department-of-molecular-and-cellular-biology bellono-lab chemotactile-receptors corey-ah-allard lena-van-giesen peter-b-kilian
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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Harvard researchers use a 3D model to figure out how a hexagon-shaped mega-storm on Saturn was formed.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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With the threat of extreme heat rising, from California to Siberia, we ask climate scientist Peter Huybers what to expect in the future.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
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Toe springs in shoes make walking easier but may come at a cost.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences juan-siliezar department-of-human-evolutionary-biology daniel-e-lieberman freddy-sichting mtp-joints nicholas-b-holowka oliver-b-hansen skeletal-biology-and-biomechanics-lab toe-springs
Harvard researchers become the first to cool a polyatomic molecule using light.
Sept. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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According to new study, bonobo hunting tendencies show proof of culture
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~7 min
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Harvard neuroscientists look at how movement influences vision and perception.
Aug. 11, 2020 • ~8 min
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New quantum-classical algorithm brings nuclear magnetic resonance readings closer to “near-term” quantum computing.
July 24, 2020 • ~9 min
science-technology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences harvard-medical-school quantum-computers juan-siliezar brigham-and-womens-hospital dries-sels eugene-demler hesam-dashti nature-machine-intelligence nmr-spectroscopy olga-demler physics-department samia-mora
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