Winter 2015: The Sun

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

 We in Boston aren’t seeing much of the sun these days, or if we are it’s in the form of blinding reflections off mountains of snow. But whether we can see it or not, we perennially find ourselves both fascinated and frightened by the sun. It offers a cleaner future driven by solar power; it also causes cancer. It contributes to strange and beautiful atmospheric phenomena; it also threatens devastating magnetic storms. In this winter issue, Brevia explores the sun’s shifting identity as creator and destroyer, investigating how this fiery sphere continues to harm and enlighten us.

 Jessi Glueck is the managing editor of Brevia. She can be reached at jessicaglueck@college.harvard.edu.


EXPLORE WINTER 2015: THE SUN

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“Follow the Sun” by Atrin Toussi.
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“The Sunlight Paradox” by Sahar Ashrafzadeh.
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“Artificial Photosynthesis: An Interview with Daniel Nocera” by Amir Bitran.
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“War in Heaven” by Leib Celnik.
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“Solar Powered Oil” by Charissa Iluore.
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“Storms from the Sun” by Ha Do Huy Le.