Pity the poor impostor who tried to scam a Harvard professor earlier this year. When Harvard Kennedy School Professor Joshua S. Goodman got an urgent email from the dean of Harvard Graduate School of Education, he was surprised she asked him to send her an Amazon gift card…

Global health research leans on funding, facilities and staffers from high-profile international institutions—and that dominance tends to sideline local researchers.

Poor conditions at US border facilities increase the risk of spreading infectious diseases like the flu, physicians warned this morning in a letter urging Congress to investigate the deaths of 6 children in US custody. Noting that flu played a role in at least 3 deaths,…

Global health faces a reckoning amid efforts to identify and correct colonialism’s legacy—which has shaped “who controls funding, who attends conferences, where they are held, how research teams are structured, and whose books are included in syllabi,” writes Andrew Green.  

If you think a Nobel Prize might be out of reach, try striving for an Ig Nobel Prize instead. The annual awards presented at Harvard honor silly scientific achievements “that first make people laugh, and then make them think.” And that latter part is important—as the LOLs…

2300 children separated from parents by the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy not only face immediate fear and distress but may suffer lasting physical and psychological problems. Persistent stress in the absence of a nurturing parent can cause…