Minding the details of mind wandering

New research elucidates separate modes

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Politics in a ‘post-truth’ age

In this topsy-turvy presidential campaign, the old laws may no longer apply

A family of common zeal

Radcliffe exhibit shines light on reform-minded Blackwells

Just-so black holes

New research backs direct-collapse behemoths — ‘a cosmic miracle’

Events

Thu., July 28, 2016, 8:00am - 6:30pm

Members Day Trip: Art in Connecticut

Sat., July 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Exhibit Opening, "Iran: Women Only"

Sat., July 30, 2016, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Summer Scratch Day

Sat., July 30, 2016, 7:30pm

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

Sea Creatures in Glass: Blaschka Models of Marine Invertebrates

Sun., July 31, 2016, 11:00am - 11:50am

Student Guide Tour

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Harvard researcher: Food waste reduction key to combating climate change

Forty percent of food produced in the United States goes uneaten, according to lecturer on Law Emily Broad Leib, the director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic who was awarded a research grant in the inaugural year of Harvard President Drew Faust’s Climate Change Solutions Fund.

This Week in Health: Tracking police killings and deaths

In a special episode, we examine how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings—and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.

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A family of common zeal

The extraordinary Blackwell family, who for generations played important roles in 19th- and 20th-century American social reform movements such as the abolition of slavery and women's rights, are on …

Sky is the limit

In an area where light pollution has all but hidden the stars, Harvard's Clay and Loomis-Michael Telescopes offer staff, students, and affiliates a vision of the night sky unlike any in the city.

Smirk central

The Harvard Lampoon’s creative irreverence on full display in exhibit marking its 140th anniversary

Similar designs, 100 million years apart

A study found that both Rusingoryx atopocranion, a relative of the wildebeest, and hadrosaur dinosaurs evolved large bony domes on their foreheads, which were likely used as resonating chambers to …

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The Role of Magnetic Fields in Star-Formation

The star forming molecular clump W43-MM1 is very massive and dense, containing about 2100 solar-masses of material in a region only one-third of a light-year across (for comparison, the nearest star …

GDP Is a Wildly Flawed Measure for the Digital Age

It’s time to consider all the value that we produce.

5(ish) Questions: Adam Hochschild and Texaco’s secret support for Franco in the Spanish Civil War

When Adam Hochschild started researching the Spanish Civil War a few years ago, he knew it was already the subject of hundreds of books and thousands of articles. …

Catnip not just for cats

This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items recently cataloged from the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection. …

Improving the Way Boards, CEOs, and Shareholders Interact

A high-profile new proposal doesn’t go far enough.

The U.S. longevity gap

It may surprise some to realize that life expectancy in the United States is lower than in other developed countries. …

The Antidote to Our Anxious Times Is a Learning Mindset

And business can lead the way.

What Africa’s Banking Industry Needs to Do to Survive

Think digitally, act locally.