The distinctive troughs and crests of the human brain are not present in most animals; highly folded brains are seen only in a handful of species, including some primates, dolphins, elephants, and pigs. In humans, folding begins in fetal brains around the 20th week of gestation and is completed only when the child is about 18 months old. Read more about How, not why, the human brain folds
There is little dispute that in the wake of European colonists’ arrival in the New World, Native American populations were decimated by disease and conflict. But debate has continued around the timing, magnitude, and wider effects of this depopulation. Read more about New World devastation
Wintersession, a College-led, 10-day initiative between the fall and spring terms, brings together students, faculty, and alumni to learn new skills and explore their passions inside and outside their fields of academic pursuit. Read more about A Harvard break for adventure
Brian Mast opened his eyes to the light of another country. He blinked, eyes focusing and fading on the fluorescent bulbs in the ceiling. They buzzed like bugs. Where were the mosquitos, ever present in a place like Afghanistan, bearing diseases like malaria, like yellow fever, the nets by each bedside that staved them away?
Tim Murphy has a recurring nightmare that it’s game day, and he can’t find the venue. He always jerks awake in a cold sweat.
But in real life, Murphy always shows up, and so does his Crimson football team. That was never truer than in the Oct. 30 game against Dartmouth, a potent opponent with a real shot at toppling the winning empire Murphy and his men have so painstakingly built. Read more about Less football than life