Arts and Humanities

Is that Wallace Stevens?

Is that Wallace Stevens?

October 23, 2014

Sixty years ago this month, the poet Wallace Stevens landed in Boston to record some of his works for the Woodberry Poetry Room at the Trans-Radio Studio.

In his letter to John Lincoln Sweeney, the Woodberry’s then-curator, Stevens wrote: “I could come on Friday, October 8, or Friday, October 15. When I am going to do anything, I am like a woman — I like to do it my way, so that I prefer to come on October 8.”

Restoring Blaschka Sea Creatures in Glass

Many years before they were commissioned by Harvard University to make the Glass Flowers, father and son artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka meticulously shaped glass into lifelike models of marine and terrestrial animals.

Social Science

Online hub for social science

Online hub for social science

November 10, 2014

It’s already transformed the way we communicate and consume information, and how we buy everything from hangers to homes. Now Harvard scientists hope to use the Internet to change how social scientists investigate human behavior.

Launched this year by Assistant Professor of Government Ryan Enos, the Digital Lab for the Social Sciences (DLABSS) is designed to serve as an online clearinghouse where social scientists can find study participants.

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Science

Mechanics of Throwing

The ability to throw an object with great speed and accuracy is a uniquely human adaptation, one that Harvard researchers say played a key role in our evolution.

A decade of breakthroughs

A team of engineers at Harvard and MIT have designed and built a flat-packed robot that assembles itself and walks away. Learn more at http://hvrd.me/A2mM9.

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