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Making Mars habitable

Researchers suggest that regions of the Martian surface could be made habitable with silica aerogel

Embracing mindfulness

Professor Ellen Langer says mindfulness helps people to see the world as it actually is

Beneath the surface

A long-held theory that ridged skin helps dolphins swim has been debunked

Helping teachers learn

Project Zero Classroom helps educators turn the latest research into classroom innovation

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Plant-based diet may lower risk of Type 2 diabetes

A new meta-analysis shows that people who follow predominantly plant-based diets with greater adherence have a 23 percent lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes than those who follow these diets …

Focal Point: Harvard Professor Ellen Langer wants everyone to question their assumptions

Professor of psychology Ellen Langer applies mindfulness to absolute truths.

Conference helps educators turn theory into classroom innovation

A preview of a Project Zero Classroom (July 22-26). …

Harvard researchers create DNA ‘propellers’

Understanding how DNA and proteins interact — or fail to — could help answer fundamental biological questions about human health and disease.

News from Around Harvard

TEMPO Air Pollution Sensor Books A Ride To Space

TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution), a NASA Earth science instrument that will dramatically advance our understanding of air quality over North America, has secured a satellite …

Einstein vs. Newton: Astronomers Pit Two Famous Theories of Gravity against Each Other, Find Agreement on the Mass of the White Dwarf in Koi-3278

A team of astronomers led by the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have updated and confirmed self-lensing binary star KOI-3278’s companion to be a white dwarf star by pitting …

10 tips for covering white supremacy and far-right extremists

Two experts offer journalists tips to help them better understand and cover white supremacists and other far-right extremists. …

Full Burns: A Strong American Response to Iran Would Get International Support

Jul 19, 2019Ambassador Nick Burns discusses the latest developments on the Iran front and how the Trump administration should respond

Tehran Refutes Trump's Claim of U.S. Destroying Iranian Drone

Jul 19, 2019Tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran, after the president says U.S. forces shot down an Iranian drone. Former U.S. …

HLS Authors: A summer selection of alumni books

The latest from alumni authors, chronicling travels to the moon and the Arctic, the dawn of a code war, and the unwinding of a miracle.

How detention centers affect the health of immigrant children: A research roundup

Researchers have documented and quantified the physical and mental health toll that immigrant children experience during and after detention. …