A panel of stakeholders, including U.S. congressmen and university researchers, discussed the threats facing coastal communities and the best practices for keeping them secure.
Northeastern research professor Daniel Distel and his colleagues have discovered a dark slithering creature four feet long that dwells in the foul mud of a remote lagoon in the Philippines. They say studying the giant shipworm could add to our understanding of how bacteria cause infections and, in turn, how we might adapt to tolerate—and even benefit from—them.
Brian Helmuth, Professor of Marine and Environmental Science, sits down with the College of Science Graduate Program staff to talk about his research at Northeastern University.
The massive bleaching of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is even worse than anticipated, according to new research released this month. We asked Northeastern’s Justin Ries, a marine geologist, about the significance of these findings and why the destruction has been so swift and severe.
Margaret “Maggie” Slein recently finished a collaboration with the Ocean Genome Legacy at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center in Nahant, embarking on an adventure that few students have the opportunity to take: conducting independent scientific research — in high school.
Climate change biologist Brian Helmuth will speak today at a high-level meeting at the United Nations headquarters, where he will highlight his research and participate in a discussion on efforts worldwide to address climate change and meet global sustainable development goals.
Northeastern hosted some 250 area high school students last week for the Boston High School Marine Science Symposium. The experience, said the symposium coordinator, stays with the young participants “long after the event is over.”
Northeastern faculty and administrators visited Cuba last week, with members of Congress, to expand upon the university’s academic and research partnerships there, which are paving the way for myriad research opportunities in areas such as coastal sustainability, tropical diseases, and the social sciences. This story is the fourth in our five-part series covering the visit.
A crack in the Antarctic ice shelf known as Larsen C has grown by 17 miles since the beginning of December, according to news reports. Scientists warn that a giant iceberg may soon break away from the shelf. We asked Northeastern’s Daniel Douglass, an expert in glacial geography, to explain why ice shelves form, what causes them to crack, and how they affect the environment.
Hundreds of girls, their families, volunteers, mentors, and staff attended this year’s “Show Me the Science” at Northeastern University.