Researcher looks at plaque to gain insight about the past

Christina Warinner says ancient dental plaque offers insights into diets, disease, dairying, and women’s roles of the period.

Peter Reuell | Nov. 19, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology anthropology basic-research christina-warinner dental-calculus fas gsas peter-reuell plaque

Researchers eye flashy coats of peacock spiders in pursuit of new solar products

Dakota McCoy, in collaboration with David Haig, led a group of researchers at Harvard studying the black spider and its ultrablack coat with microlenses that could lead to innovations in solar panels and sunglasses glare.

Anna Fiorentino | July 10, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology anna-fiorentino anti-reflective black-spiders cody-mccoy dakota-mccoy david-haig fas gsas joanna-aizenberg microlenses peacock-spiders seas victoria-mccoy

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