Harvard University

The science of selflessness

In a talk at the Geological Lecture Hall on Thursday, Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson outlined new thinking on how human social behavior evolved, saying that it was competition among groups of humans — ...

Apr 16, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 13

Scientists forecast forest carbon loss

For more than 30 years, scientists at the Harvard Forest have scaled towers into the forest canopy and measured the trunks of trees to track how much carbon is stored or lost from the woods each year. This treasure trove ...

Apr 06, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

A new view of DNA

While it’s clear that DNA sequencing has been an indispensable tool in understanding any number of biological processes, new research from Harvard suggests that how DNA is packed into cells may be at ...

Mar 12, 2012 4.8 / 5 (12) 2 | with audio podcast

Evolutionary question, answered

A new paper published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters journal, shows that early experimental studies of the peppered moth, as taught to many American high school students, are “completely cor ...

Feb 28, 2012 4.7 / 5 (20) 56 | with audio podcast