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

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

Sun., July 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Sensory Ethnography Lab: Experiments with Cinema presents "Leviathan"

Multimedia

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 …

News from Around Harvard

The Zappos Holacracy Experiment

Ethan Bernstein, Harvard Business School professor, and John Bunch, holacracy implementation lead at Zappos, discuss the online retailer’s transition to a flat, self-managed organization. …

Food Law clinic sponsors conference focused on food waste, consumer education

Food recovery entrepreneurs, farmers, business persons, academics, government officials and many others converged at Harvard Law School for two days of learning, strategizing, and networking to …

Divide and conquer: New single-cell approach broadens range of cell types that can be studied in the brain

Broad researchers Naomi Habib and Yinqing Li discuss Div-Seq and sNuc-Seq, single-cell techniques that aid in study of rare and dividing cells

GJ 3253: Astronomers Gain New Insight into Magnetic Field of Sun and its Kin

Astronomers have used data from NASA#039;s Chandra X-ray Observatory to make a discovery that may have profound implications for understanding how the magnetic field in the Sun and stars like it are …

Media & Politics Must Reads, July 29, 2016

Our weekly roundup of news found at the intersection of media, politics, policy and technology, from the Shorenstein Center and from around the web. …

852 Rare: Finding Some Cheer in a Sad Book

Every once in a while we find a book in Historical & Special Collections that would make even the most cold-hearted among us feel sorry for the poor thing. …

Brown-Nagin, Zittrain elected members of American Law Institute

HLS Professors Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Jonathan Zittrain ’95 have been elected members of the American Law Institute--the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly …

Up Next: Yefei Jin

400x200-yefei-jin.jpg The careers that HGSE alumni pursue in education once they have graduated are varied. …