Researchers examine firehouse cancer threat

Harvard Chan School postdoctoral fellow teams with departments to investigate on-site health threats

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Cheaper estimate for Boston rail link

Cost of tying together North and South stations could be under $4 billion, Kennedy School study says

Letting his fiction wander

Harvard lecturer Paul Yoon on process, teaching, and the spark behind his new story collection

Viewing the solar eclipse? There’s an app for that

CfA releases educational app ahead of highly anticipated solar eclipse


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Harvard Arthrobots

Inspired by arthropod insects and spiders, Harvard researchers have created an entirely new type of semi-soft robots capable of standing and walking using drinking straws and inflatable tubing. 

Harvard Professor takes Alzheimer’s fight personally

Harvard Medical School Professor Reisa Sperling talks about the personal impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which killed both her father and grandfather.

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Harvard photos of eclipses through the years

As photography developed, Harvard astronomers embraced it as a scientific means to understand the sky.

Summer journey connects Harvard students to Viking history

While many of their peers were relaxing, a handful of Harvard students spent their summer immersing themselves in Viking history on a remote Danish island.

In giving back to Ed Portal, Harvard intern now sows what he reaped

Allston resident and Harvard intern Jose Mendoza is giving back to the Ed Portal, which he credits for shaping him and his community.

Wyss-developed antifouling coating a boon to business and environment

Researchers at SEAS, the Wyss Institute, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a nontoxic coating that deters marine life from attaching to surfaces in a breakthrough for …

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Nicholas Burns: President Trump's Statements Toward North Korea are Erratic and Dangerous

Aug 14, 2017On Bloomberg Daybreak, Nick Burns talks with David Westin about the threat from North Korea, the reactions from President Trump, and the diplomatic options on the table. 

Taxing sugar instead of soda prompts healthier food purchases

A new study suggests taxing sugar instead of soda is a more effective way to help people cut calories. …

Charlottesville - "Trump lacks moral leadership"

Aug 18, 2017Nick Burns and Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, talk with CNN's Don Lemon about the events in Charlottesville, VA, the mobilization of the …

Für Trump könnte die Luft dünn werden

Aug 18, interviews Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook in German on Trump's response to Charlottesville. 

Neo-Nazis, childhood abuse and even a solemn E.B. White — here’s to better weeks

This has been an unsettling week. Who will forget the look on that one Charlottesville marcher’s face, a terrible echo of the hate seen on other faces as Hitler rose to power in Germany and …

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Walnuts shown to activate brain region involved in appetite control

How Senior Executives Stay Passionate About Their Work

Hundreds of interviews reveal common themes.

The Origin of Binary Stars

The origin of binary stars has long been one of the central problems of astronomy. One of the main questions is how stellar mass affects the tendency to be multiple.