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Rhodiola rosea

Photograph by Ideas_Studio/iStock


Research links a Rhodiola rosea extract to enhanced memory.


Overharvesting threatens global fisheries with collapse.

Photograph by Getty Images

A worldwide decline in wild saltwater-fish populations threatens subsistence fishermen and the communities they feed.

July-August 2018

Elsie Sunderland
Photograph by Stu Rosner

Elsie Sunderland traces the flows of human pollutants in the oceans. They come back to bite us.

July-August 2018

Illustration by Blair Kelly

Harvard researchers revisit and reaffirm a controversial environmental study.

July-August 2018

Matthew Meselson
Photograph by Constance Brukin

A symposium honors a scientist who championed biological and chemical weapons control.


Brown anole perched on a branch

Photograph by Oriol Lapiedra

How lizards’ behavior influences natural selection


Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Photograph by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Public Affairs and Communications

The legal historian will become dean on July 1. 


Dean Stanley Shaw and Dr. Deborah Schrag

From left: Courtesy of Stanley Shaw and Deborah Schrag

Physicians bring data science to bear on patient health and wellness information.

May-June 2018

Click to see full image of the Ziegler models.
Photograph by Jim Harrison

Artifacts of embryology

May-June 2018