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Articles: Research

At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, physician Scott Weiner has worked to improve emergency-room guidelines for issuing opioid prescriptions.
Photograph by Jim Harrison


Medicine’s response to America’s largest public-health crisis


Cones of the Chinese hemlock, Tsuga chinensis
Photograph by Wang Kang


The Chinese variety resists a pest devastating North American trees.

January-February 2018

The Arnold Arboretum’s Michael Dosmann with a Rodgersia leaf and plumes of Astilbe grandis

Photograph by Jonathan Shaw

The hunt for rare plants in China


January-February 2018

Samuel Huntington

Photograph by Jon Chase/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

A memorial minute on the eminent political scientist

January-February 2018

Illustration by Sam Ward

The United States is finally in a position of energy dominance, but its ability to harness this boom is fraught with challenges.


January-February 2018

Cooking lessons at the French Cultural Center

Photograph courtesy of the French Cultural Center

Greater Boston’s cultural centers offer a lot more than language classes.

November-December 2017

The lenses of the Bruce telescope mounted for display

The lenses of the Bruce telescope, mounted for display

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The telescope that helped define Earth’s place in the universe

November-December 2017

Courtesy of PBS

Harvard experts provide access to Vietnamese sources on the war.


Sunil Amrith

Photograph by Jim Harrison

The Bay of Bengal is central for this South Asia scholar.

September-October 2017