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Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust spoke with journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates after his keynote address.

Photograph by Tony Rinaldo


A Radcliffe Institute conference highlights universities' role—and debates how to come to terms with their past.


Vadim Gladyshev

Photograph by Justin Ide/Harvard Public Affairs & Communications


New evidence strengthens the theory that aging results from molecular damage.


The flowers of Rafflesia arnoldii are the largest in the world.

Photograph by Jeremy Holden

Exploring the genetic mysteries of a gigantic parasite

March-April 2017

Henry Knowles Beecher, 1950

Henry Knowles Beecher, 1950.

Photograph by Yale Joel/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Brief life of a late-blooming ethicist: 1904-1976

March-April 2017

Illustration by Davide Bonazzi

Traditional methods of preventing suicide have been ineffective, says psychologist Matthew Nock.

March-April 2017

Illustration by Stuart Bradford

Scientists think they may have an answer.

March-April 2017

Illustration by Pete Ryan

Gidon Eshel explains the environmental, social, and political effects of food choices.

March-April 2017

Image of a diamond anvil cell compressing molecular hydrogen. At 4.95 million atmospheres, the sample converts to metallic hydrogen, as shown on the right.

Courtesy of R. Dias and I.F. Silvera

Metallic hydrogen would be a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize energy use, space exploration and more.


A soft robot sleeve helps pump blood in cases of heart failure, as demonstrated in a sow.

Courtesy of Ellen Roche

A new robotic device could restore the ability to pump blood in patients with heart failure.