Announcements

Experts Talk Vaccine Opt-Out Parameters

February 26, 2015

In the wake of the recent outbreak of measles in California, panelists emphasized the need for Americans to be more informed in their decisions for or against vaccination Wednesday.

Jodi Goldstein Tapped To Lead I-Lab

February 26, 2015

Goldstein will assume her new position at the end of the academic year following the departure of current i-Lab director Gordon S. Jones.

College Begins Redesigning Bias Reporting System

February 26, 2015

Spurred by racially charged death threats that were emailed to hundreds of students last semester, the College is beginning the process of redesigning its current bias reporting system.

Taking to the woods

February 5, 2015

For a handful of Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, the January semester break included a rare treat — a hands-on, up-close-and-personal visit to the Harvard Forest in Petersham, Mass.

The multi-day program, which included both time spent in the classroom and time spent outdoors in the forest, covered a wide range of topics, from science to art to rural planning, and how each could be related to the forest itself.

Unlocking fat

Unlocking fat

February 4, 2015

Have you ever wondered why it’s so tough to put down that last slice of bacon? Part of the answer is that humans are evolutionarily programmed to crave fatty foods, which offer the biggest bang for the buck, nutritionally speaking, with more than twice the calorie density of protein- or starch-rich food.

But a new Harvard study suggests that it’s a uniquely human practice — cooking — that allows humans to more fully access that energy.