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The Atlantic 's Sarah Zhang shares the story of an unexpected discovery in the dental plaque of a one-thousand-year-old German woman, showing how a team of researchers including Alison Beach , Member (2013–14) and Visitor (2017) in the School of Historical Studies, is using...
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Bret Stephens of the New York Times celebrates Founding Director Abraham Flexner 's seminal essay The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge , citing recent NASA missions including New Horizons, OSIRIS-REx, and InSight as examples of the kind of curiosity-driven research that Flexner...
Von Jörg Feuchter of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes about Understanding Sixth-Century Barbarian Social Organization and Migration through Paleogenomics , a paper recently published in Nature Communications of which Patrick J. Geary , Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the School of...
Scientists are poised to unlock the quantum revolution, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study, tells NBC News . “Everything from quantum computers to quantum materials holds the promise to redesign industry and influence our lives in dramatic and unforeseen ways.”