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Articles: Research

Illustration of a city downwind from a fracking well

Illustration by Matt Chinworth


Harvard researchers find that fracking shortens the lives of elderly Americans living downwind of unconventional oil and gas wells.


Photograph of Richard Evans Schultes at Chiribiquete conservation area

Schultes at Chiribiquete

Photograph courtesy of the Schultes Family and the Amazon Conservation team


Brief life of a pioneering ethnobotanist and conservationist: 1915-2001

July-August 2022

Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

Ukrainian president urges help from students and institutional leaders.


This image of Sagittarius A*, captured by the Event Horizon Telescope, is the first direct visual evidence of the presence of this supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. 

IMAGE CREDIT: EHT Collaboration

Scientists affiliated with the Event Horizon Telescope publish the first image of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.


Steven Goldstein and moderator Christopher Li

Steven Goldstein, emeritus professor of government at Smith College, with moderator Christopher Li, director of research at the Indo-Pacific Security Project and fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine 

The East Asian implications of the Russia-Ukraine War


The seven 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

The 2022 Harvard Horzions scholars

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. students discuss subjects from aliens to infrastructural aesthetics.


Sabrineh Ardalan

Sabrineh Ardalan

Photograph by Jessica Scranton

Sabrineh Ardalan directs Harvard’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic.

May-June 2022

Illustration of an eye superimposed on iconography from the national flag of China

Illustration by Taylor Callery

Unfettered access to personal data may give Chinese companies an edge in artificial intelligence.

May-June 2022

Fredrik Logevall and Arne Westad on Zoom together.

Fredrik Logevall, Belfer professor of international affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, and Arne Westad, Elihu professor of history at Yale University

Screenshot by Harvard Magazine

A discussion of Russia’s invasion—and how it can end