Madeline Carpenter and Peter Kilian are on co-op at Best Bees Company, where the biology majors have some extraordinary workmates: thousands and thousands of honey bees. Our staff photographer joined the students for a day and offers this behind-the-scenes look.
After getting dropped by all his major sponsors, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte signed a new endorsement deal with a little-known cough drop company. It’s a potentially low-risk, high-reward move for both the athlete and the brand, says professor Bruce Clark.
In October the Massachusetts Turnpike, the main east-west thruway for the commonwealth, will convert to a cashless and open-road toll system. And while commuting may be easier for motorists, transportation expert Peter Furth cautions the fare collection can cause headaches. Here he discusses the Mass Pike plan and the technology’s use beyond the Bay State.
Professor and post-disaster recovery expert Daniel Aldrich discusses this week’s earthquake in Italy, what the country has and hasn’t done to protect itself against seismic activity, and what it will take for the affected communities to heal.
A newly discovered planet called Proxima b is tantalizingly close to Earth and lies within the right distance of its star to support life. For Cordula Robinson, associate teaching professor in the Geospatial Information Technology program, the discovery suggests that “life outside of our solar system is a possibility.” Here, she explains why all of us should take note of our nearest interstellar neighbor.
Just as investigators use evidence to reconstruct crime scenes, Northeastern data scientist Olga Vitek hunts down and analyzes molecular changes that drive diseases to reconstruct their biological “crime scenes.” The evidence she compiles in her massive datasets leads to earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments.
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Jess Unger, SSH’18, center, helps her field hockey teammates Samantha Bodo, S’20, left, and June Curry-Lindahl, DMSB’20, move into West Village B at Northeastern University on Monday. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University