HU
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
http://harvard.edu

Excavation unearths ancient Egyptian brewery

October 16, 2021

Thanks to his recent excavation of a brewery in the ancient Egyptian city of Abydos, the senior research scholar at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts may get his...

Harvard’s Lieberman says Americans can learn from hunter-gatherers

October 16, 2021

The scientist had to admit the tribal runner was on to something, and Americans seem to agree.“Training is a bizarre, modern, Western idea,” Lieberman said.They’re physically active people...

Harvard researchers use dyes to store data

October 15, 2021

In the digital age, every byte of data needs to go somewhere — and preferably stay there a long time.A group of Harvard chemists is trying to solve the...

Massage helps injured muscles heal faster and stronger

October 08, 2021

Scientists at the Wyss Institute and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences applied precise, repeated forces to injured mouse leg muscles and found that they recovered...

Harvard research foregrounds AI as colonoscopy tool

October 02, 2021

Colonoscopy is an important weapon in the fight against colon cancer, which killed 51,000 Americans in 2019, making it the nation’s second-deadliest cancer.That variability directly translates into how effectively...

Harvard researchers explore what drives animal infanticide

September 28, 2021

At the end of the 1970s, infanticide became a flashpoint in animal behavioral science.Hrdy concluded this was done to eliminate the progeny of rivals and free up now infant-less...

Melting of polar ice shifting Earth itself, not just sea levels

September 23, 2021

The melting of polar ice is not only shifting the levels of our oceans, it is changing the planet Earth itself.“Scientists have done a lot of work directly beneath...

Harvard biologist discusses testosterone’s role in society

September 18, 2021

Testosterone’s wide-reaching effects occur not just in the human body, but across society, powering acts of aggression, violence, and the large disparity in their commission between men and women, according...

Statisticians put odds of asteroid Bennu hitting Earth into perspective

September 02, 2021

Recently NASA updated its forecast of the chances that the asteroid Bennu, one of the two most hazardous known objects in our solar system, will hit Earth in the next...

Analysis of 231-million-year-old fossil sheds light on reptile evolution

September 01, 2021

The lepidosaur fossil was not just any lepidosaur, but the first member of this group that evolved away from the others.Taytalura is the earliest evolving lepidosaur, but it is...