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 • harvard
Nov. 19, 2019 ~11 min

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

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 • harvard
July 10, 2019 ~5 min

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

Kristen Roupenian, author of ‘Cat Person,’ writes about what scares you

Propelled by her viral short story, Harvard alumna Kristen Roupenian publishes her first collection, visits Cambridge.

Jill Radsken • harvard
Feb. 25, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  phd  fas  arts-humanities  cat-person  you-know-you-want-this  english  fiction  glenda-carpio  gsas  harvard-alumna-kristen-roupenian-publishes-her-first-collection  kristen-roupenian  marc-shell  short-stories  visits-cambridge  writing

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