Harvard University

The search for life's stirrings

Scientists studying how life arose on Earth are stumped by several key steps in that eventual process, but a Harvard scientist studying the earliest cells says that seemingly intractable problems in this field ...

Feb 07, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 2

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 engineer novel DNA barcode

Much like the checkout clerk uses a machine that scans the barcodes on packages to identify what customers bought at the store, scientists use powerful microscopes and their own kinds of barcodes to help ...

Sep 24, 2012 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast