New tool finds PFAS compounds on Cape Cod

New tool finds and fingerprints previously undetected PFAS compounds in watersheds on Cape Cod.

Leah Burrows • harvard
March 5, 2021 ~8 min

Clever cuttlefish show advanced self-control, like chimps and crows

A marine version of the Stanford marshmallow experiment helped show cuttlefish can delay gratification.

Alexandra Schnell, Research Fellow, Darwin College, University of Cambridge • conversation
March 3, 2021 ~7 min

Sign language for quantum science being developed at Harvard

Harvard’s Center for Integrated Quantum Materials and The Learning Center for the Deaf are working together to develop American Sign Language modules on quantum science topics for undergraduate students with the aim of increasing STEM opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Adam Zewe • harvard
March 2, 2021 ~7 min

What will green computing look like in the future?

Examining the environmental impact of computation and the future of green computing.

Leah Burrows • harvard
March 2, 2021 ~6 min

Blue economy: how a handful of companies reap most of the benefits in multi-billion ocean industries

As few as 100 companies produced 60% of revenues in eight ocean industries in 2018.

Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Postdoctoral Researcher in Sustainability Science, Stockholm University • conversation
March 1, 2021 ~7 min

Inside the Ocean 100 – small group of wealthy sea-based companies worth as much as Mexico

As few as 100 companies produced 60% of revenues in eight ocean industries in 2018.

Jean-Baptiste Jouffray, Postdoctoral Researcher in Marine Ecology, Stockholm University • conversation
March 1, 2021 ~7 min

Using AI to reduce the risk of HIV

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed an AI system that can identify the people within a social network who can most effectively promote information about HIV prevention to their peers.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Feb. 19, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard scientists discover how jellyfish know when to sting

A team of researchers from Nicholas Bellono’s lab has discovered how the trigger system of jellyfish and sea anemones stinging works on a molecular level.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 10, 2021 ~6 min

Sea-level rise: writers imagined drowned worlds for centuries – what they tell us about the future

Cultures worldwide are awash with tales of great floods. What can they tell us about the reality of a wetter world?

Chelsea Haith, DPhil Candidate in Contemporary English Literature, University of Oxford • conversation
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

Oceanic sharks and rays have declined by 71% since 1970 – a global solution is needed

A high seas treaty could help rebuild populations – but time is running out.

David Sims, Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Southampton • conversation
Jan. 27, 2021 ~7 min

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