COVID lockdown offers insight into human-wildlife interactions

Researchers led by Christian Rutz, 2019–2020 Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, are examining human impact on wildlife using data collected during the pandemic quarantine.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Aug. 31, 2020 ~9 min

Author Michael Pollan discusses how caffeine changed the world

The seductive powers, dark history, health benefits, and harmful side effects of the world’s most-used drug, are included in Michael Pollan’s new audible book, “Caffeine: How Coffee and Tea Created the Modern World.”

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Aug. 20, 2020 ~8 min

3 takes on dealing with uncertainty

In these volatile times, three Harvard professors share insights from their fields on how to handle uncertainty.

Manisha Aggarwal-Schifellite and Juan Siliezar • harvard
July 10, 2020 ~7 min

Genetic research offers insight into rise of first cities

Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before the rise of the world’s first cities

Juan Siliezar • harvard
May 29, 2020 ~8 min

Health care disparities in the age of coronavirus

Harvard scholars discuss health care disparities in the age of coronavirus.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
April 14, 2020 ~9 min

How regulation can minimize online risk

Radcliffe researcher explores how to create a framework for the Internet of Things that minimizes risk and maximizes safety.

Colleen Walsh • harvard
Feb. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Largest gaseous structure ever seen in our galaxy is discovered

Astronomers at Harvard have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure — the largest ever seen in our galaxy — and dubbed it the “Radcliffe Wave."

Mary Todd Bergman • harvard
Jan. 7, 2020 ~9 min

Radcliffe symposium examines rapid advances brought by CRISPR

CRISPR gene-editing technology has conquered the lab and is poised to lead to new treatments for human disease. Experts consider the promise and peril at Radcliffe.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 28, 2019 ~7 min

A trio of Harvard astronomers reflect on the impact of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, then and now

A trio of Harvard astronomers reflect on the impact of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, then and now.

Alvin Powell • harvard
July 18, 2019 ~6 min

What can we do to keep people from gaining more weight?

Health and policy expert Sara Bleich has found that when trying to change the way people eat, being prescriptive isn’t always the answer.

Deborah Halber • harvard
April 9, 2019 ~12 min