Gender Equality in Elected Office: Applying the Six Step Action Plan to the Egyptian case

Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School This session asks participants to consider applying the Six Step Action Plan to a country in the midst of revolutionary change as one specific case study — Egypt. In particular, participants [...]

The Future of the Harvard Library

An animated story about the future of the Harvard Library, seen through the eyes of students, scholars and librarians. The story conveys how the Library connects people and ideas in a digital and analog world.

Pinki Pramanik’s privacy violated

If of late you have been sickened by the way the West Bengal Police have treated Pinki Pramanik, then think again. The extreme voyeurism exhibited in the leak of her video (that is how she identifies herself) medical ‘screening’ [...]

Varanasi’s clay art struggling for survival

Once famous, the city’s clay art now seems to be on its last legs. The potters selling their products were seen aloof and ignored at the prominent fairs held during the Durga Puja, Dussehra and Bharat Milap episode in Nati Imli. “China [...]

From Cubicles, Cry for Quiet Pierces Office Buzz

Jennifer S. Altman for The New York Times. Barrie Berg, the chief executive of American operations for What If, in one of the diner-style booths the firm installed in its Manhattan office. “There’s something very satisfying about a booth,” [...]

Young scientists, inventors and mathematicians score big

Cancer sensor, a better way to search tweets, and quantum teleportation are among research highlights at a global high-school-science competition Gordon E. Moore Award winner Jack Andraka is flanked by Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award [...]

Hobbits: Our tiny cousins

Skeletal remains of ancient human relatives found in Indonesia are challenging some long-accepted “truths” about human evolution Anthropologist Peter Brown examines the Hobbit fossils. Credit: Peter Brown This story starts with a tooth. [...]

DNA tracks ancient Mediterranean farmers to Scandinavia

DIGGING FARMERS Hunter-gatherer skeletons excavated in Sweden, including these remains of a young woman, have provided genetic evidence that these groups mated with nearby farmers who arrived from southern Europe around 5,000 years ago.Goran [...]

Farming ‘spread by migrant wave’

The researchers extracted DNA from 5,000-year-old remains found in southern Sweden A new study of DNA from ancient remains provides further evidence that farming was first spread to Europe by migrants. It casts doubt on the alternative theory [...]

For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures

Culture and Belief 12. For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures — Ali Asani (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations)