Harvard University

The Himalayas' amazing biodiversity

Kamal Bawa's journey to understand and protect the biodiversity of the towering Himalayas began half a century ago, when he was young and traveling into the fabled mountain range's eastern foothills.

Oct 04, 2013
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Following the missteps of giants

In the early 1950s, famed chemist Linus Pauling announced that he had won the race to figure out the structure of DNA. It is a triple-helix, Pauling said, arranged with the DNA bases sticking out of the molecule.

Sep 30, 2013
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A hidden genetic code for better designer genes

Scientists routinely seek to reprogram bacteria to produce proteins for drugs, biofuels and more, but they have struggled to get those bugs to follow orders. But a hidden feature of the genetic code, it turns ...

Sep 26, 2013
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The little old machine that could

On a bench in the Arnold Arboretum's new lab building, not far from the $90,000 standard microscopes and the even pricier confocal microscope whose lasers can build 3-D computer images of tiny plant parts, ...

Sep 09, 2013
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Hack attacks, explained

Computer network hackers calling themselves the Syrian Electronic Army earlier this week disrupted The New York Times' website for nearly a day and electronic publishing on the Twitter social network for se ...

Aug 30, 2013
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