Ben Harder's Articles
- NewsThe army of pathogens responsible for black band disease, which kills corals, contains some human bacteria that polluted waters carry out to sea.
- NewsA combination of sedimentary analysis and careful reading of classical literature helps pinpoint where the Greek fleet that attacked Troy came ashore.
- NewsA rapid warming period that began the Eocene epoch dramatically reshaped North America's animal community but not the continent's plants.
- NewsRecent discoveries of long-dead marine invertebrates call into question the occurrence of a catastrophic global extinction during the Late Devonian period, between 385 and 375 million years ago.
- FeatureBy studying the molecular footprints of evolution in parasites and human hosts, geneticists are casting light on when and how malaria became the menace it is.
- NewsBlood pressure at the high end of what is defined as the normal range is closer to "high" than to "normal" in terms of risk of associated heart disease.
- NewsA medication that reduces the risk of heart attack also can diminish a muscle-wasting metabolic response common among victims of severe trauma or illness.
- NewsA hormone known for its involvement in the brain's response to stress also plays a key role in shielding the developing embryo from its mother's immune system.
- NewsThe newly operating Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph instrument on the Gemini North Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, took a high-resolution composite photograph of a galaxy 30 million light-years away.
- NewsA pair of studies suggests a link, at least in some women, between elevated residential exposure to electromagnetic fields and reduced production of the hormone melatonin.