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Super PACs revealed with new app

When political ads begin to flood television sets across America, many viewers reach for the remote. One recent Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) grad hopes they'll start grabbing their phones, driven not by annoyance ...

Sep 05, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0

Using evolution to understand pollution

Life evolved in a toxic world long before humans began polluting it, according to a University of Massachusetts environmental toxicologist, who added that understanding life’s evolutionary response to ...

Aug 20, 2012 not rated yet 0

The tangled web around spiders

An Indian biologist with a passion for spiders took a Harvard Museum of Natural History audience on a tour of arachnids large and small Monday, delivering a colorful peek at their diversity along with a plea ...

Aug 15, 2012 not rated yet 0

Mercury pollution, still spreading

Humans have known about mercury’s toxicity since ancient times, when work in mines that extracted cinnabar — the blood-red, mercury-containing ore — was considered a death sentence.

Aug 10, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0