Is ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon’ still valid?

North­eastern net­work sci­en­tist Albert-​​László Barabási reveals the truth behind six degrees of separation—and why the number doesn’t matter.

I’ll second that

On June 30, just before 8 p.m., the world will receive a “bonus second,” with the addi­tion of one tick of the clock. Here, Northeastern’s new sci­ence writer extols the virtues of the “leap second.”

Students explore nanomedicine research on CaNCURE co-​​ops

Stu­dents in the first cohort of an exciting new cancer nanomed­i­cine research co-​​op pro­gram are wrap­ping up their expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties, which they say have been nothing short of career-​​defining.

The journey of a disease

Researchers at Northeastern’s MoBS Lab uti­lized a public transit model to depict how a hypo­thet­ical pan­demic can spread across the world. The Epi­demic Rapid Transit Map is on dis­play at the New York Hall of Sci­ence, begin­ning today.