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Explaining the Higgs

Lisa Randall, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science in Harvard's Department of Physics, is an expert on particle physics and in 2007 was named one of Time magazine's most influential people. Her e-book, ...

Jan 14, 2014
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Genetic exploration of endangered Galapagos tortoises

The whalers, buccaneers, and other seafarers who plied the Pacific in centuries past brought rats, goats, and pigs along with them, seeding the islands they came across—intentionally and unintentionally—to ...

Dec 19, 2013
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Carbon tax for China?

Harvard analysts behind a new book on air quality in China see in its polluted clouds a possible silver lining, one that would address both pollution and rising emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide: ...

Dec 18, 2013
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Commercial drones on the horizon

Internet retail giant Amazon.com hopes eventually to deliver packages by using flying robots, self-guided drones akin to those used by the military. The concept conjures images of holiday skies clouded with ...

Dec 04, 2013
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A tiny, time-released treatment

Omid Farokhzad's vision of medicine's future sounds a lot like science fiction. He sees medicine scaled down, with vanishingly small nanoparticles playing a big role, delivering drug doses measured in molecules ...

Oct 09, 2013
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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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