Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University’s David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts meditation has on interpersonal harmony and compassion. Several religious traditions have suggested that mediation does just that, but there has been no scientific proof—until now.
Toyoko Orimoto, an assistant professor of physics, recently gave a TEDx talk titled, “The Art of the Higgs Boson.”
Every year, nearly a million people die from one of three infectious diseases that few of us have ever heard of.
Joey Ostreicher is a junior biology major on the pre-veterinary track. She is also a College of Science Twitter Ambassador.
In the last few decades, scientists have come to attribute an immunological explanation to many cancers.
Throughout the 179th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Northeastern faculty led presentations highlighting their work to address real-world challenges in areas ranging from health to technology to sustainability.
Just as the name implies, complex systems are difficult to tease apart. An organism’s genome, a biochemical reaction, or even a social network all contain many interdependent components—and changing any one of them can have pervasive effects on all the others.
There are more than 3,000 species of termites in the world, all living in social colonies with distinct hierarchies.
The College of Science would like to invite you to take part in a “virtual welcome day” Saturday, February 16, 2013. The event kicks off at 12 p.m., and will continue throughout the day, highlighting each of our programs. The schedule is posted below. This virtual welcome day will give you a chance to learn […]
The majority of the world’s cities lie on a shoreline, and by 2020, two-thirds of all Americans are expected to reside in coastal cities.