Detail from bas-relief removed from Sennacherib’s “Palace Without Rival”
November 13, 2019
According to archaeologist Harvey Weiss, an abrupt 60-year megadrought is at the root of the “mother of all catastrophes” in ancient Assyria.
An illustration of diverse children’s faces
November 13, 2019
Kao discusses her new book “The Company We Keep,” which explores how young people form interracial relationships, and the value of diversity in schools.
Elisa Celis
November 6, 2019
Celis, an assistant professor of statistics and data science, discusses her work to advance fairness, inclusion — and ethics — in AI research.
A young Syrian refugee performs tests with a researcher
October 24, 2019
Household poverty alone drives cognitive decline in war-displaced children, a study has found — in keeping with research on U.S. children living under hardship.
Ned Cooke
October 22, 2019
Cooke discusses his book “Inventing Boston: Design, Production, and Consumption, 1680–1720,” an examination of Boston’s distinctive material culture.
Timothy Snyder with his books On Tyranny and The Road to Unfreedom
October 21, 2019
Timothy Snyder’s books “On Tyranny” and “The Road to Unfreedom,” which examine the rise of authoritarianism, are each on the New York Times bestseller list.
Iron ore
October 21, 2019
The search for sustainable fuels has brought scientists back to one of the most abundant materials on Earth — rust.