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Articles: Research

Six butterflies shown in infrared wavelengths of purple and pink colors

(Click on arrow at right to see full image) Butterflies of six different species, photographed in infrared wavelengths, reveal patterns unseen in visible light.

Image courtesy of Naomi Pierce and Nanfang Yu


A study reveals new dimensions to their function and beauty.


At Home with Harvard: Racial Justice

Selections from Harvard Magazine's extensive coverage of racism, inequality, and incarceration


Photograph by iStock

Tests in macaques show robust protection against the SARS-CoV-2 virus induced by either vaccines or natural infection.


A yellow cab turns through an intersection directed by a police officer

Essential workers at highest risk of SARS-CoV-2  infection include cab drivers and police officers. 
Photograpy by iStock

Nearly half of early COVID-19 transmission was work-related—a cautionary note as the economy reopens.


Video split-screen capture of images of Evelynn Hammonds and Paul Farmer

Evelynn Hammonds and Paul Farmer

A conversation on health disparities, with Paul Farmer and Evelynn Hammonds


Art by Harvard Magazine/ JC; images by iStock

A critical scientific question that bears on policies for fighting the pandemic.


From zoology and evolutionary science to animal-rights law to the joys of local wildlife, a selection of our favorite animal stories


A selection of stories covering the admission of women, the Harvard-Radcliffe merger, the rise of women in the faculty ranks, Harvard’s first woman president, and more


Screen shot of Mary T. Bassett and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

 Mary T. Bassett and Khalil Gibran Muhammad

A Radcliffe Institute online discussion of health disparities laid bare by coronavirus