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Meet the T. rex cousin that you could look down on

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History's most frightening dinosaur, the Tyrannosaurus rex, came from a long line of pipsqueaks. Scientists have identified a new cousin of the T. rex that reached only the 3-foot height...

Harvard’s Digital Giza Project allows scholars to explore Egypt — without leaving the country

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Four thousand years ago, a member of Egypt’s elite was buried on the Giza Plateau in an elaborate stone tomb, complete with several rooms and underground chambers. Then, in 1912, a team...

Harvard grad hopes to build bridges between museums and communities

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This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.  Brittany N. Ellis ’19 can remember the moment she began loving museums. “I was in ninth grade, and...

Jane Pickering named director of Harvard’s Peabody Museum

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Jane Pickering has been named the William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Claudine Gay...

Harvard researcher connects the dots in fin-to-limb evolution

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About 400 million years ago, vertebrates first began to crawl from the primordial seas onto land. Last week, thanks to a cutting-edge mathematical-analysis technique, a global research team uncovered how a crucial stage...

Talking to the new director of Harvard’s Peabody Museum

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When Jane Pickering assumes her new role as William and Muriel Seabury Howells Director of Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology July 1, she will have an eye on both the...

Egyptian village revives Papyrus as tourism returns

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Residents of El-Karamous in the Nile Delta have revived the ancient art of papermaking.

Analysis reveals why some yellow paint in Picasso's Femme has faded to brown

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Differences in the paints' cadmium sulfide particles affect the rate of degradation

A química brasileira Joana D'Arc Félix de Sousa em sua trajetória da pobreza até inventora e professora

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Filha de um profissional de curtume e de uma empregada doméstica, ela agora defende a juventude desprivilegiada

Drones edge toward the research lab

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An NIH-backed partnership looks to use drones to replace robotic arms in sample delivery

La espectroscopía Raman, ahora con resolución de Angstroms

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Un estudio logra imágenes de vibraciones moleculares con resolución atómica

Solving the chrome-plating mystery of the terra-cotta army

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Coating on 2,200-year-old bronze weapons comes from lacquer

Corante alimentício amarelo ajuda os pesquisadores a imprimir estruturas semelhantes a órgãos

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A visão química permite que pesquisadores imitem estruturas complexas de órgãos e redes de vasos sanguíneos

Ancient proteins tell tales of our ancestors

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With the help of mass spec, archaeologists are turning to proteins, which degrade less quickly than DNA, to learn about the past

A 50-million-year-old fossil captures a swimming school of fish

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Analysis of a fossilized fish shoal suggests that animals may have evolved coordinated group movement around 50 million year ago.

Largest and oldest T. rex named "Scotty" revealed

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The largest tyrannosaurus rex to ever roam the earth is about to make his official debut. CBS News got a look at "Scotty" before he goes on display at a...

Creative Types Reserve a Special Corner of the Brain for Dreaming Big

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Artists, novelists, actors and directors excel at tapping into “imagination” circuits -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

African-American museum director Lonnie Bunch to lead Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian said Tuesday that Lonnie Bunch, founder of its African-American history and culture wing, will become the institute's first black secretary.

Find Corvus, the Crafty Crow, In the Spring Southern Sky

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Nine out of the 88 officially recognized constellations are birds. For those who care to dabble in celestial ornithology, there are a wide variety of feathered creatures: everything from a...

Two Female Monkeys Went to Space 60 Years Ago. One Became the Poster Child for Astronaut Masculinity

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Sixty years ago today, a pair of female monkeys made history when they went to space and landed safely — but their story was only just beginning to get weird.

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

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Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

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Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.

This Seawater Is 20,000 Years Old, and Has Remained Untouched Since the Last Ice Age

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Researchers have discovered the first-ever water sample dating to the end of Earth's last ice age, 20,000 years ago.

No, That Baby Dinosaur Didn't Crawl. But It Did Walk on 4 Legs As an Infant.

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A Jurassic-age dinosaur walked on all four legs as a baby, but graduated to a two-legged stance as an adult.

Kindergarteners Stumbled Across This 5,600-Year-Old Burial Mound. Archaeologists Are Mystified.

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Kindergartners can find some weird things at recess — like a 5,600-year-old buried mound full of ancient skeletons.

Trilobites: Peering Beneath a Source of El Capitan’s Deadly Rockfalls

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Thermal imaging reveals surprisingly little “glue” between the famous rock’s face and sheets that are peeling off it.

Matter: A Billion-Year-Old Fungus May Hold Clues to Life’s Arrival on Land

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A cache of microscopic fossils from the Arctic hints that fungi evolved long before plants.