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Articles: Research

An illustration of the crumpled front end of a car that has been in an accident with mountains that are the result of crumpling of Earth's crust, rising in the background

Illustration by Taylor Callery

Research

The research provides insight into the way materials react to repeated strain.

6.9.21

Past work on water and human intervention

7.14.21

Photograph of Mao Zedong during what is thought to be the Long March, 1934-1935

Man, myth, party: Mao Zedong during what is thought to be the Long March, 1934-1935, with the army in northern Shaanxi

Photograph by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images

The first century of the Chinese Communist Party—and what impends

July-August 2021

University leaders announce that full, in-person operations will resume, with continuing public-health protocols.

5.25.21

Photograph of Vikram Patel visiting with family members of a farmer in Maharashtra, India, who committed suicide

Vikram Patel, left, speaks with family members of a farmer in Maharashtra, India, who committed suicide.

Photograph courtesy of Vikram Patel

Around the globe, Vikram Patel finds, improvements in financial or mental health support both.

May-June 2021

Illustration of a man pushing a wheelbarrow full of petitions up the steps to Congress.

Illustration by Phil Foster

Petitioning campaigns are a vital complement to democratic voting.

May-June 2021

Headshots of Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

From left to right: Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

Photograph credits from left: Kent Dayton and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2)

Despite vaccines, Harvard scientists warn, more-transmissible variants make COVID-19 harder to control.

1.7.21

Cracks appear in a balloon decorated like a $100 bill as Uncle Sam fills it with a bicycle pump

Illustration by Dave Cutler

Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.

January-February 2021

Collage of Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and a Headshot of Paul Farmer.

Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer

Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

 

The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.

11.17.20