The miracle of ‘dog’

New findings illuminate complex neuroscience behind even the simplest words, with implications for treatment of speech, language disorders

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Feb. 4, 2024 ~5 min

A fast pivot into the unknown

AI’s rapid rise prompts Harvard/MIT Symposium exploring excitement, potential challenges to STEM education, research

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 26, 2024 ~5 min

An evolutionary clue, curled up and long unstudied, in a Harvard museum

Trilobites’ soft undersides show mechanics of early ‘enrollment’ defense

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 23, 2024 ~6 min

Bird’s-eye view of energy conservation

Physics of V-shaped flight formations offer insights into how to improve efficiency of groups of drones, underwater vehicles

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 23, 2024 ~4 min

Why do some kids learn to talk earlier than others?

Global study by new faculty Elika Bergelson finds three key predictors of language development. They may surprise you.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 19, 2024 ~9 min

You did it of your own free will? No such thing.

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky says every decision, action you make is result of chain of genes, biology, experience that preceded it

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 17, 2024 ~10 min

High rate of diagnostic error in ICU patients

In an analysis of electronic health records researchers found errors in assessing patients, or errors in ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Jan. 9, 2024 ~5 min

High-temperature superconductors with a twist

Such a device could theoretically fuel fledging industries like quantum computing, which rely on fleeting mechanical phenomena that are difficult to sustain.

Anne J. Manning • harvard
Jan. 9, 2024 ~4 min

Robotic exosuit gives Parkinson’s patient smoother stride

Researchers used a robotic garment to help a person living with Parkinson’s walk without losing the ability to move their feet, a highly debilitating symptom also known as freezing.

Leah Burrows • harvard
Jan. 5, 2024 ~7 min

Looking for the best low-carb diet? Plant-based wins again.

Researchers found that low-carb diets high in proteins and fats from healthy, plant-based sources were linked with slower long-term weight gain.

Maya Brownstein • harvard
Jan. 5, 2024 ~4 min