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A coal burning power plant in Scottsdale, Arizona

Fine particle pollution, like that generated by coal-burning power plants, has been linked to increases in neurological disease.

Photograph by Michael Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Research

Hospitalizations for neurological disease rise with increases in fine particle pollution.

10.19.20

An image of a 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic.

A 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic. The Blaschka model is listed in the 1878 mail-order catalog of Ward’s Natural Science Establishment.
Photograph by Peter Fried/Sketchfab.com/ARC-3D

Complementary imaging techniques combine to create 3-D models that virtual visitors can examine from any angle.

8.12.20

Illustration imagining the evolution of computer science at Harvard in a playful way

Illustration by Mark Steele

The “yeasty” times” when computer research grew at Harvard

September-October 2020

Illustration of a professor striving to keep up with a fast-walking elderly Hadza woman

Illustration by Serge Bloch

A biological anthropologist explains why and how exercise works to combat senescence.

September-October 2020

Portrait photo of Venkatesh Murthy in his laboratory

Venkatesh Murthy

Photograph by Anna Olivella

A brief look at what animals’ sense of smell reveals about the brain

September-October 2020

A woman seated on a stool wearing traditional Mongolian garb milks a yak.

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(1 of 3) Yak milking continues in Mongolia today.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Warinner

Ancient dental plaque points to the historical significance of dairy culture on the Eurasian Steppe.

September-October 2020

Illustration of a man looking at constellations with ants traversing the shortest distance between the stars in the constellation.

Illustration by Blair Kelly

In his freshman seminar, Cumrun Vafa uses puzzles to help students understand complex physics.

September-October 2020

Michael Mina

Michael Mina

Photograph by Sarah Storrer

Michael Mina maintains a new testing regimen could end the COVID-19 pandemic—in three weeks.

8.3.20

Military coordinating covid-19 response

Philip Caruso, J.D-M.B.A '19, helped coordinate the military's response to COVID-19 in New York.
Photo courtesy of Philip Caruso

Harvard affiliates aid the Defense Department's response to COVID-19 in New York.

7.13.20