Though other nations appear to be standing firm on their climate commitments, and U.S. states, cities, and business leaders have reaffirmed pledges to climate goals, action by the federal government is hard to replace when it comes to such a sweeping problem, Harvard scholars say.
I spent last summer in an office, but not like the ones in which many of my classmates found themselves. I worked as a research intern at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, a leading facility for research in practical ethics. Over the course of the past two semesters, the Safra Center has been celebrating its 30th anniversary, and it just closed the year in an appropriate fashion with 2½ days of festivities, including lectures, panels, and discussions on various issues with which it has been involved.
As China surpasses the United States as the world’s largest economy, flexes its might in the South and East China seas, and takes a leading role fighting climate change, it appears to be on course to challenge America’s superpower status.
Despite a seeming rapprochement over chocolate cake between China’s President Xi Jinping and President Trump in April, how the two countries navigate their strategic interests and work through China’s rise remains unclear. Is conflict inevitable when an upstart challenges a dominant power, or does history provide Read more about Graham Allison’s new book evaluates the U.S.-China face-off
Striking in their beauty and their intimacy, the photographs the Marshall family made during their eight expeditions into the Kalahari from 1950 to 1961 have pure visual appeal. Landscapes of flowering fields or towering baobab trees and dominated by a majestic sky alternate with portraits of a family’s growth and change.
Sixth in an occasional series on how Harvard researchers are tackling the problematic issues of aging.
What if the bad-boy protein of Alzheimer’s disease — amyloid beta — isn’t so bad after all?
Harvard researchers found themselves asking that question several years ago after noticing remarkable similarities between amyloid beta, thought to be a major player in the disease’s progression, and proteins active in the body’s immune system.
Harvard scientists are beginning to provide answers to one of the thorniest questions in psychology: How do we think?
Human thought generally can be divided into two modes, the visual and the verbal. When you think about your next vacation and imagine sitting under a palm tree and sipping a cold drink, you’re probably thinking visually. If you’re thinking what you’ll say when you make a presentation at work, you’re likely thinking in words and sentences, creating inner speech.
Ten professors in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) have been named 2017 Walter Channing Cabot Fellows. These annual awards honor distinguished faculty members for their outstanding publications in the fields of literature, history, or art. Among the ten are six from the Division of Social Science:
Timothy Colton, Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, for Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford, England: Oxford UP, 2016)
Most people see drones as a hobby, a fun toy for photographers and videographers, or maybe even the future of package delivery.
But Jason Ur sees them as an invaluable research tool.
A professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Ur in recent years has used drones to quickly create 3-D maps of ancient sites in the Kurdistan region of Iraq — something that used to take days or weeks.
For every remarkable object displayed in the new exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, visitors might be just as impressed by some other object they can’t so readily see.