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Icebergs at the end of the Ilulissat Icefjord, Disko Bay, western Greenland.

Icebergs at the end of the Ilulissat Icefjord, Disko Bay, western Greenland

Photograph by iStock

Research

Satellite data reveal the first unambiguous evidence linking a melting ice sheet to a predicted pattern of sea level rise.

9.29.22

Icebergs at the end of the Ilulissat Icefjord, Disko Bay, western Greenland.

Icebergs at the end of the Ilulissat Icefjord, Disko Bay, western Greenland

Photograph by iStock

Satellite data reveal the first unambiguous evidence linking a melting ice sheet to a predicted pattern of sea level rise.

9.29.22

Winokur Family Hall, scene of the celebratory science symposium kickoff of the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Winokur Family Hall, scene of the celebratory science symposium that marked the launch of the Kempner Institute for the Study of Natural and Artificial Intelligence at Harvard University.

Photograph by JS/Harvard Magazine

Launching Harvard’s Kempner Institute

9.23.22

Map of the expansion of Indo-European languages from a source in the highlands of West Asia.

More than 5,000 years ago, Caucasus hunter-gatherers from the highlands between the Black and Caspian Seas traveled west to Anatolia and north to the steppe, splitting their Proto-Indo-European language into two branches. From the steppe, their Yamnaya horse-herder descendants spread their language and genes into daughter languages and cultures across Eurasia. Border colors indicate the geographic origins of five source populations before their migrations (shown by correspondingly colored arrows), while the pie charts show the post-migration admixtures in these regions.

Figure reprinted with permission from I. Lazaridis et al., Science 377:939(2022). 

Ancient DNA sheds new light on the origins of a lingua franca.

8.25.22

The rewilded planter in front of Harvard's Museum of Natural History

The rewilded planter in front of Harvard's Museum of Natural History

Photograph by Kristina DeMichele/Harvard Magazine

Bringing native plant species back to campus.

8.24.22

Photograph of Phil Baczewki, a long COVID patient

Long COVID patient Phil Baczewki has been “fighting to get to a new normal every day.”

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Trying to understand infections’ persistent effects—and to develop cures

September-October 2022

Illustration of two runners, one surrounded by components of a healthy diet, the other surrounded by high-sugar foods.

Illustration by Brian Gossett

Understanding “low response to training”—and searching for solutions for diabetics and others

September-October 2022

Stephanie Gil

Stephanie Gil

Photograph courtesy of School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Crafting algorithms to optimize search and rescue operations, delivery drones, and more

7.5.22

Kareem El-Badry

Kareem El-Badry at the Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii

Photograph courtesy of Kareem El-Badry

Astrophysicist Kareem El-Badry challenges scientific mistakes.  

6.27.22