History Of Slavery, Future Of Diversity Still At Issue At Harvard

At the heart of the controversy is the Royall family shield — three sheaths of wheat on a blue background — adopted by Harvard in 1936 as part of a dedication of arms across the disciplines to commemorate the university's 300th birthday. 

Barnacles Could Help Unlock the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Investigators searching for clues about what caused the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to go down, and where, may have a surprising helper at their disposal: barnacles, those small crustaceans that attach themselves to things that dwell in the sea like whales or, well, airplane wreckage.