Harvard University

Woods, yes, but as before, no

Though the transformation of farm fields into forests over the past century amounts to a New England conservation victory, a Harvard forest expert said Thursday that turning back the environmental clock and ...

Oct 31, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 2

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

What makes a worm say 'yuck'

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) say they have uncovered a way that animals detect pathogens in their bodies that allows their systems to respond before cellular damage ...

May 15, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

How the worm knows where its nose is

For decades, scientists have studied Caenorhabditis elegans – tiny, transparent worms – to glean clues about how neurons develop and function. A new Harvard study suggests that the worms' nervous system is much m ...

May 16, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

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

Alan Turing at 100

It is hard to overstate the importance of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who died in 1954. He was a hero in science, for one. Turing invented the concepts that underlie modern computers and artificial ...

Sep 14, 2012 5 / 5 (2) 2