Minding the details of mind wandering

New research elucidates separate modes

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

Politics in a ‘post-truth’ age

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

Where women once ruled

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

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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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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Exploring Affirmative Action

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Religious Voices of the Republican National Convention

Religious leaders across political affiliations were quick to condemn the benediction last week by televangelist Mark Burns as inimical to the message of the Bible and the spirit of the nation.

Why Elon Musk’s New Strategy Makes Sense

The history of architectural innovation is on his side.

How a criminal record can influence career, housing options

2015 study in Criminology that looks at the evolution of the availability of criminal records and how having a criminal record affects a person's ability to secure work, housing and higher education. …

Upcoming Summer Scratch Day at the Harvard Ed Portal

Join the Harvard Ed Portal for a summer Scratch celebration! Scratch is a free computer programming language and online community where you can code and create your own interactive stories, games, …

Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs

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Just in time for another convention, Hunter S. Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72”

I just got off the plane from the Republican National Convention with a bulletproof vest still packed in my suitcase, and I have to wonder if last week would have made Hunter S. …

How the CFO and General Counsel Can Partner More Effectively

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