While on co-op at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Cape Cod, Elliott Mueller is testing Martian meteorites and lunar samples from the Apollo missions.
Senate Democrats are three times more likely to follow science-related Twitter accounts than their Republican peers, according to a new study led by Northeastern’s Brian Helmuth.
Kenneth W. Henderson, a scholar of synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry, is a professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame. He will join Northeastern on July 1.
Amina Ly is an environmental science major who’s on co-op in Philadelphia.
Wildfires continue to rage for a third week in and around the city of Fort McMurray in Canada’s Alberta province, the country’s oil-sands capital. Some 96,000 people have been evacuated from the area and 2,400 buildings have been destroyed. We asked three Northeastern experts about how the catastrophe will affect climate change, the likely impact on U.S. consumers, and how the Fort McMurray community can recover.
Fiction is often inspired by fact, and fantasy grounded in reality. That’s no more evident than in Game of Thrones itself, where a deadly poison, a disfiguring disease, and a fiercely loyal species of animal have been inspired by real-world beasts, brews, and afflictions. Here, PhD candidate Rebecca Certner offers an entertaining look at the science behind the show’s epic fantasyland.
Though in Cape Town, South Africa to work, Rose Caplan is soaking up as much of the region as she can.
Environmental science major Amanda Kerr is working and living on Awhi Farm.
Marine scientists in Australia recently reported that 93 percent of the Great Barrier Reef is now bleached. Northeastern’s Steven Vollmer explains why the condition, typically the result of warming ocean temperatures, could lead to “the ocean’s equivalent of a rainforest with no trees.”
Detrich Island, named for H. William Detrich, is in Antarctica.