Just-so black holes

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

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Where women once ruled

Excavated tombs of Peru’s Moche priestesses provide archaeologists with troves of artifacts, data

Politics in a ‘post-truth’ age

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

Inside Harvard’s dining halls

Each space has its own intriguing decor and charm

Events

Sun., July 24, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

SEL: Experiments with Cinema presents "Morning and Other Times" & "Swiss Mountain Transport Systems"

Babar Comes to Houghton Library

Volunteer at the Arnold Arboretum!

Tue., July 26, 2016, 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Gallery Talk: Prints and Drawings in the Spanish Golden Age

Birds of the World

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

Members Day Trip: Art in Connecticut

Multimedia

Harvard restores its famed Glass Flowers

Harvard’s Glass Flowers, the famed Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, have returned to display in a refurbished gallery, which shows the iconic collection in new light — literally. 

Paul Wood: The Pen and the Sword – Reporting ISIS | Shorenstein Center

Paul Wood, Fall 2015 Joan Shorenstein Fellow and BBC world affairs correspondent, discusses his new research paper, “The Pen and the Sword: Reporting ISIS”. The paper, which can be read in full at shorensteincenter.org, tells the harrowing story of a journalist held hostage by ISIS, and examines the ethical dilemmas that arise when reporting on terrorist organizations.

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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 …

Minding the details of mind wandering

A new study sheds light on important differences between intentional and unintentional mind wandering.

News from Around Harvard

Tim Kaine ’83 selected as Democratic vice-presidential candidate

Democratic vice-presidential pick Tim Kaine, former governor of Virginia and currently that state's junior U.S. senator, is a 1983 graduate of Harvard Law School.

Accountability Journalism: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

This article is based on the author’s book, “Democracy’s Detectives: The Economics of Investigative Journalism,” being published in October 2016 by Harvard University Press. …

Bobby Kennedy: The Man, The Myth, and The Misconception

We all know the gladiatorial press-pol narrative of this year’s presidential campaign: Donald Trump bashes journalists, then banishes them, while Hillary Clinton ducks, parries, and emphatically …

The David Grossman Memorial Lecture: Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together

The David Grossman Memorial Lecture, entitled “Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together,” was held at HLS on April 5. …

Undergraduates at Houghton, Part II: Material Evidence in Incunabula

A number of Houghton Library incunables—books printed using moveable type before 1501—were donated between 1955 and 1965 by Ward M. Canaday, member of the Harvard College class of 1907. …

Eternal Light, up for Grabs

The Outer Space Treaty bars any nation — and by extension, corporation — from owning property on a celestial body, but a loophole in the pact may amount to the same thing, warns a …

Leading experts discuss why the time is right to transform advanced care

The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a non-profit organization with a vision of improving advanced illness care for all Americans, and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, …

Weak Spot

New study by HMS and HSDM researchers may have implications for treating osteoporosis