Cells recall the way they were

Adult tissues retain — and can recover — a memory of their early development, which might be a game-changer for cancer and regenerative medicine

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What’s in a word?

A Harvard course is holding its own March Madness–style tournament for newly minted terms in the English language

How to feed 10 billion by midcentury

Plan on less meat, more plants, and … err … pass the crickets, panelists suggest

A gold star for going green

The Harvard Climate Leadership Conference award recognizes sustainability efforts

Curating a classic ‘Genji’ exhibit

Art historian Melissa McCormick brings the Japanese masterpiece to life at the Met

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Bloomberg Harvard City Initiative: Mapping Poverty in Laredo

Harvard students embedded themselves in mayors’ offices around the country in a new fellows program targeting local problems. In Laredo, Texas Santiago Mota helped officials understand why a third of households remain in poverty for generations.

Angela Merkel named Harvard Commencement speaker

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the world’s most influential leaders since ascending to her country’s highest office in 2005, will be the principal speaker at the Afternoon Program of Harvard’s 368th Commencement on May 30.

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Harvard’s immune-silent stem cell technique licensed to Sana Biotechnology

Developed through Harvard’s Blavatnik Biomedical Accelerator, an innovative immune-silent stem cell technology could lead to novel cell therapies to treat “any patient with any disease.”

Harvard writer discusses ‘The Privileged Poor’

An interview with Anthony Jack, a professor at the Graduate School of Education, on his new book “The Privileged Poor,” about the struggles of disadvantaged students at elite schools.

Harvard student balancing two doctoral programs and newborn twins

A Harvard graduate student is enrolled in two doctoral programs and raising newborn twins.

Harvard author: ‘A dangerous moment in our country’s history’

Author Daniel Ziblatt analyzes the worldwide movement toward autocracy and concludes American democracy is safe — for now.

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Mueller Report Clears President Trump — but Not President Putin

Mar 25, 2019 President Trump is off the hook. Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t. …

What Happened Before the Big Bang?

A team of scientists has proposed a powerful new test for inflation, the theory that the universe dramatically expanded in size in a fleeting fraction of a second right before the Big Bang. …

Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel

On the latest episode of the OnScript podcast, Professor Jon Levenson talks about his book, Resurrection and the Restoration of Israel, which explores the origins of the Jewish doctrine of the …

Harvard Tops 2019 World Rankings for Divinity, Theology, Religious Studies

Harvard University was named best in the world for the study of divinity, theology, and religion by the influential QS World University Rankings for 2019. …

Conor Walsh elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Conor Walsh, the Gordon McKay Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harvard John A.

News stories about the flu shot spawn debates about vaccines in general

“These online spaces tend to attract the extremely polarized,” researcher Richard Violette said. “Those are the individuals that are the most vocal. …

New Voices, New Media Narratives

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When a Top Performer Wants to Leave, Should You Try to Stop Them?

Fighting to keep them isn’t always the best move.