Minding the details of mind wandering

New research elucidates separate modes

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Sky is the limit

Harvard's observatories have students seeing stars

In Turkey, a struggle for normalcy

Student recounts night of apparent coup attempt, and the new mood that followed its failure

Smirk central

Lampoon’s creative irreverence animates exhibit marking its 140th anniversary

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Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing

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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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In Turkey, a struggle for normalcy

A Harvard student recalls the night of a failed apparent coup in Turkey, and the new mood that followed its failure.

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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Urban Dirt and Design–Chapter 2

Doebele Fellow Charlotte Leib (MLA '18) and Barbara Knecht (LF ‘93) have an aggressive schedule for compiling the Urban Farm Design Manual, commissioned by the Urban Farming Institute in Boston. …

Eleganza and BMF Step

I remember the first day of practice like it was yesterday. I walked into the building thinking that I was only expected to model (aka walk the runway). …

Implications of the Paris Agreement for Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Geoengineering

The authors explore, in particular, the implications for CO2 removal and solar geoengineering of the Paris Agreement's long-term temperature goals, provision for "removals by sinks," and market-based …

Do school laptops help improve student performance?

2016 study in Review of Educational Research that looks at whether student use of laptop computers results in learning improvements. …

Video: Lessons from a Great Negotiator: A Conversation with Senator George Mitchell

In 2000, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School honored Senator George Mitchell with the Great Negotiator Award for his work as the Independent Chairman of the Northern Ireland Peace Talks. …

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You don’t have to finish a whole semester-long course.

Annotation Tuesday! Rachel Aviv and “Your Son Is Deceased”

This New Yorker story about a fatal police shooting could have seemed like “same old, same old. …

The Common Myths About Performance Reviews, Debunked

Yes, plenty of people get poor scores.