How Tut became Tut

Scholar discusses the role of photography in raising this legend from the tomb

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A gift to turn medical discoveries into treatments

Blavatnik Foundation donates $200 million to Harvard Medical School, its largest gift ever

The life and legacy of Gore Vidal

The literary legend’s papers are now archived at Houghton Library

Period Power

Nadya Okamoto’s nonprofit distributes menstrual products to women in need, and her new book offers a strategy for more openness


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Harvard’s new president Larry Bacow returns to his roots

In one of his first official trips as president, Larry Bacow headed back to his hometown of Pontiac, Michigan, where he revisited childhood memories and met with students, educators, Harvard alumni, state and local leaders, and made the national case for college.

Claudine Gay named Dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Claudine Gay, a government scholar who has studied political behavior, citizenship, and inequality in America, is the new dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

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Scholar speaks at Harvard on how images helped shaped legend of King Tut

Christina Riggs of the University of East Anglia previewed her forthcoming book, “Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt, and the Archive,” in a Harvard lecture.

At Harvard, the life and legacy of Gore Vidal

Author Gore Vidal left his papers and library to the University. …

New filtration system improves industrial wastewater purification, saves energy

Liquid-gated membranes filter nanoclay particles out of water with twofold higher efficiency and nearly threefold longer time to foul, and reduce the pressure required for filtration over …

New system opens the door to transforming CO2 into industrial fuels

Emissions from power plants and heavy industry, rather than spewing into the atmosphere, could be captured and chemically transformed from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into industrial fuels …

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Is hand sanitizer better at preventing the flu than soap and water?

In an eight-month study of toddlers in day care, researchers compared handwashing with soap and water to frequent and rigorous use of hand sanitizer. …

Once-In-A-Lifetime Observations by Veritas Astronomers Reveal High Energy Gamma-Rays from a Binary Star System

A new discovery reported in the Astrophysical Journal Letters might lay claim to title of the most unusual extreme class of astronomical object: very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray emitting, neutron …

Containing the Latest Ebola Outbreak

Unless the strategy for responding is adjusted, the disease could spiral out of control.

How We Help Employees Pay Down Student Loans and Save for Retirement at the Same Time

Giving them cash isn’t necessarily the best approach.

5 Ways Smart People Sabotage Their Success

In-depth thinking isn’t the solution to every problem.

Slavery’s Enduring Political Legacy with Maya Sen and Matthew Blackwell

Featuring Maya Sen and Matt Blackwell

In Ruhleben Camp: Armistice Day at Ruhleben

In Ruhleben Camp follows the production schedule of the magazine created by prisoners at Ruhleben, an internment camp for British civilians in Germany during WWI. …

Your Parental Leave Stories

We bring you three stories about parental leave, from listeners whose experiences with it changed them, for better or for worse. …