African grey parrot Griffin shows off his brain power, making students doubt their own.
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Researcher looks to sequence the pest’s genome as part of push to find a safer alternative to dangerous pesticides
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Harvard researchers, drawing on insights from tuberculosis research, say air conditioners may be a factor in COVID-19’s spread down South, and relatively inexpensive germicidal ultraviolet lights a weapon.
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The Arnold Arboretum’s new Expeditions Mobile App gives visitors an interactive experience with audio, text, and imagery — all in the palms of their hands.
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Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and West Point, have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats.
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Cellphone mobility data shows that most Americans have put the coronavirus lockdown in the rearview mirror and are moving about at nearly the same rate as they were before the pandemic began, according to a Harvard epidemiologist who studies such data.
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Researchers discover mysterious bacteria that break it down in the gut.
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Tracking mobility of individuals offers hints of whether a problem is rising or falling.
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With a $16 million agreement from DARPA, Harvard’s Wyss Institute will use its technology to identify and test already FDA-approved drugs that may prevent or treat COVID-19 infection.
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Neuroscientists have discovered neurons that control hibernation-like behavior in mice, a finding that could translate into applications in humans, such as preventing brain injury during a stroke.
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