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Articles: Research

A woman seated on a stool wearing traditional Mongolian garb milks a yak.

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(1 of 3) Yak milking continues in Mongolia today.

Photograph courtesy of Christina Warinner

Research

Ancient dental plaque points to the historical significance of dairy culture on the Eurasian Steppe.

8.6.20

An image of a 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic.

A 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic. The Blaschka model is listed in the 1878 mail-order catalog of Ward’s Natural Science Establishment.
Photograph by Peter Fried/Sketchfab.com/ARC-3D

Complementary imaging techniques combine to create 3-D models that virtual visitors can examine from any angle.

8.12.20

Photograph of Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti

Photograph by Jason Hornick/Courtesy of Bharat Ramamurti

Bharat Ramamurti ’03 oversees CARES Act spending—and pursues corporate reform.

September-October 2020

At Home with Harvard: Library Treasures

Our coverage of Harvard’s libraries, more relevant than ever in an online world

8.7.20

View of the Royall House and the slave quarters.

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(1 of 4) The Georgian mansion and adjacent slave quarters were once part of a 500-acre farm just north of Boston.

Photograph by Theresa Kelliher/Courtesy of the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum

Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”

September-October 2020

Illustration about meritocracy: one mother penguin and chick wear college mortarboards, while another mother penguin and her chick don’t.

Illustration by Barbara Dekeyser

Michael Sandel makes the case against meritocracy.

September-October 2020

A partial list of those mentioned in this article

September-October 2020

Illustration imagining the evolution of computer science at Harvard in a playful way

Illustration by Mark Steele

The “yeasty” times” when computer research grew at Harvard

September-October 2020

Black journalist Claudia Jones on the phone in the offices of the “West Indian Gazette” in London

Jones at work in the offices of the West Indian Gazette in Brixton, South London, in 1962

Photograph by FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images

Brief life of an intersectional activist: 1915-1964

September-October 2020