When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.
July 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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New paper argues the Spinosaurus was aquatic, and powered by predatory tail.
April 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Artificial intelligence researchers and neurobiologists share data on how options are sorted in decision-making.
Feb. 19, 2020 • ~5 min
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Harvard scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress turns hair gray.
Jan. 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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Led by Laura Kreidberg, a Clay Fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, a new study shows that LHS 3844b, a terrestrial exoplanet orbiting a small sun 48.6 light-years away, has no detectable atmosphere
Aug. 20, 2019 • ~4 min
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Understanding how DNA and proteins interact — or fail to — could help answer fundamental biological questions about human health and disease.
July 19, 2019 • ~7 min
Tags: science-technology dna chemistry biotechnology optics nanotechnology nature microscopy biomechanics cell-biology micromachines molecular-biology xiaowei-zhuang
Biology Professor Cassandra G. Extavour debunks old hypotheses about form and function on insect eggs using new big-data tool
July 3, 2019 • ~6 min
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Researchers propose a new field of study — “machine behavior” — to look at artificial intelligence through the lens of biology, economics, psychology, and other behavioral and social sciences.
June 7, 2019 • ~8 min
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Emily Balskus and a team of researchers untangled how soil bacteria are able to manufacture streptozotocin, an antibiotic and anti-cancer compound.
Feb. 7, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: science-technology chemistry cancer bacteria biology basic-research faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas harvard peter-reuell reuell balskus chemotherapy emily-balskus enzyme nature nitrosamine soil soil-bacteria streptozotocin
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