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The unsavory side of sugar

Experts at a Harvard Medical School symposium explored the health and policy effects of too much sugar

Veterans and active members of the military study at Harvard

The Warrior-Scholar Project aims to ease their transition to college life

Robotic cockroach makes a splash

Latest version of Harvard’s Ambulatory Microrobot, known as HAMR, walks underwater



Mindfulness research probes depression benefits

Gaelle Desbordes, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School, is probing mindfulness meditation’s effect on depression.

“Sing Out, March On” at Harvard Commencement

Joshuah Campbell '16 and Harvard friends perform “Sing Out, March On”—a powerful tribute to John Lewis, Harvard's Commencement speaker.

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Harvard showcase for video-art pioneer Nam June Paik

“Nam June Paik: Screen Play” is on view at Harvard Art Museums through Aug. 5.

Examining sugar’s effects on human body, public policy

“Epidemiologic, Physiologic, and Policy Considerations of the Sugar Epidemic” brought health and science experts together at Harvard Medical School to discuss sugar’s effects on health and …

Mining Facebook data for science

An organization co-created by Harvard scientists is set to release a massive trove of Facebook data, strictly for research purposes.

Academic boot camp aims to prep veterans for college

The Warrior-Scholar Project at Harvard aims to ease military veterans’ transition to college life.

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The Supreme Court Has a Longevity Problem, but Term Limits on Justices Won’t Solve It

After Justice Kennedy’s seat is filled, there’s likely to be only 23 more appointees through 2117.

AALL Conference; Lex Baioariorum – Law of Bavaria

I will be joining several of my colleagues at the annual American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) conference in Baltimore this year, which begins on Sunday. …

Great Leaders Are Confident, Connected, Committed, and Courageous

Which ones do you need to improve on?

Human Rights Program Awards Five Visiting Fellowships for 2018-2019

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the Human Rights Program will welcome five exemplary human rights practitioners and scholars to Harvard Law School for a semester

An Ebola Outbreak Has Just Been Stopped. Here’s What It Tells Us About Containing Epidemics.

There has been significant progress, but there’s room for improvement.

Gravitational Microlens Detection from Spitzer

The path of light from a star as it passes by a massive body, like an exoplanet, will be bent and an observer looking towards the star will see its image distorted. …

How Managers, Coworkers, and HR Pressure Women to Stay Silent About Harassment

Too many women are told to “trust the system.”

When Generalists Are Better Than Specialists, and Vice Versa

It depends on how fast their field is changing.