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Articles: Research

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.


Proposed massing and configuration of new buildings on Harvard's enterprise research campus

Harvard development partner Tishman Speyer’s proposed massing and configuration of buildings for the first phase of construction on the Enterprise Research Campus in Allston.

From Tishman Speyer's Project Notification Form filing. 

Tishman Speyer details the first phase of the “enterprise research campus”—and points to a doubling of the project’s ultimate size.


A close-up photograph of Jupiter, including its Great Red Spot

The persistence of a giant storm on Jupiter—the planet’s iconic red spot—has perplexed scientists for generations.

Image courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

The gas giant’s storms could be driven by processes thousands of kilometers below the surface.

March-April 2021

An evocative illustration that incorporates musical notation into the familiar double helix of DNA

Illustration by Traci Daberko

Compact and persistent, DNA could one day compress all human knowledge into a 15-gallon drum.

March-April 2021

Photograph of Roxanne Guenette

Roxanne Guenette

Photograph by Stu Rosner

Seeking answers to science’s biggest questions

March-April 2021

Photograph of a stout middle-aged woman seated at her desk, writing

Bryant at work, captured in an undated photograph.

Image courtesy of the Museum of Comparative Zoology/Harvard University

Brief life of an underappreciated arachnologist

March-April 2021

Purple spruce cones

Photograph by William (Ned) Friedman

Re-engaging with nature alongside the director of the Arnold Arboretum

March-April 2021

Photo of the entrance to the Peabody Museum

Peabody Museum

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Daderot

“We must begin to confront the reality of a past in which academic curiosity and opportunity overwhelmed humanity,” Harvard president Lawrence Bacow wrote. 


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.