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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

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

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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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The Common Myths About Performance Reviews, Debunked

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About Telescope Classes

Swipe access to the observatory is a widely coveted privilege here on campus, and is often said to be one of things you must get before you graduate. …

When hot gets too hot: keeping children safe in the heat

As temperatures around the U.S. continue to rise, it’s important for parents to recognize the risks that sunny summer days can pose to children. …

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