It’s not every day that a scientist gets a theory named after him. But when seismologists learned of Northeastern professor George Adams’s theory to help predict earthquake damage, they knew just what to call it: Adams Instability.
Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, says that there is “not a cause for alarm” after a new paper revealed that many psychology studies’ results could not be replicated.
Coral DNA could improve ocean conservation and reveal secrets about our own evolutionary history. Researchers at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center have made it easy to extract coral tissue aboard a ship and preserve the DNA for analysis.
As authorities continue to debate the topic, marine science expert Brian Helmuth explains how barnacles on a recently discovered fragment of an airplane wing could help investigators determine if the debris came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
On National Oyster Day, two Northeastern ecology experts weigh in on whether mass consumption of the briny, melt-in-your-mouth mollusks pose a danger to our coastal ecosystems.
Northeastern network scientist Albert-László Barabási reveals the truth behind six degrees of separation—and why the number doesn’t matter.
For Andrew Gouldstone, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the New Horizons’ spacecraft’s historic flyby of Pluto is an exciting lesson in both curiosity and attention to detail.
The once 75-foot-high snow pile hovering over the Seaport District brings the issue of surface-water pollutants into plain view, says Northeastern associate professor Ferdi Hellweger.
Nanoscale fender guitars? Not quite yet. But researcher Steve Cranford managed to “tune a molecule” and sound out a children’s bedtime favorite.
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 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.
Each year I attend RISE, Northeastern’s annual research, innovation, and scholarship expo, I leave even more impressed with the high level and range of research happening here. But this year, […]
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.
Graduate student Jessica Torossian encountered winter’s beauty in the form of frost flowers while performing field research on blue mussels in the Gulf of Maine.
In this guest post for iNSolution, learn more about how associate professor Carol Livermore is incorporating origami into her science research—specifically, as it relates to tissue engineering.
In new research, Northeastern professor David Lewkowicz delivered some intriguing findings about bilingual babies’ lip-reading. But he also says adults do quite a bit of lip-reading every day, probably without even knowing it.
Murray Gibson, founding dean of the College of Science, discusses some of last year’s most fascinating science advances and what he’ll be watching closely in 2015.
News outlets worldwide and the scientific community have taken notice of new breakthrough research from Northeastern and collaborators in the U.S. and Europe that presents a new antibiotic that eliminates pathogens without encountering any detectable resistance.
In this guest blog post to iNSolution, Jennifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, writes about INSHORE, a newly formed global network of marine scientists. Earlier this […]
Northeastern sociology professor Daniel Faber’s research over the past decade helped lay groundwork for a Massachusetts executive order promoting environmental justice.
The Northeastern Humanities Center recently held the second installment of this year’s Space and Place series, in which three of the center’s fellows presented interdisciplinary research on mobility, space, and place.
Associate professor of chemistry and chemical biology Michael Pollastri has received a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance his research into a treatment for sleeping sickness.
This is a guest blog post by Gwen Schanker, AMD/S’18, a writer and editor for the student-run magazine NUScience. She is pursuing a double major in journalism and biology. Science writing […]
During a panel discussion on Ebola earlier this month, Northeastern professors Michael Pollastri and Richard Wamai discussed other issues the Ebola outbreak is underscoring.
Biochemistry major Eileen Sheehan reflects on her co-op at Palmer Station in Antarctica, where she’s learned the ins and outs of marine biology and conducted scientific research in the field.
This is a guest blog post by Eileen Sheehan, a biochemistry student at Northeastern University who is on co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica. She is providing a series of guest […]
Ben Schmidt, an assistant professor of history who specializes in the digital humanities, has created a Bookworm that allows users to search references to specific words used throughout The Simpsons’ 25-season run by season, episode, and even time within each episode. Excellent.
Northeastern chemistry students made ice cream using liquid nitrogen on Friday afternoon on Krentzman Quad at an annual Welcome Week event that combines the science with the social.
Jennifer Mocarski, who works in Northeastern’s Urban Coastal Sustainability Initiative, reflects on her recent trip abroad as part of the Florida Earth Foundation’s US-Netherlands Connection Project.
Department of Chemical Engineering Chair Thomas Webster explains how nanotechnology could be used to fight Ebola and other deadly viruses.
I’ve been procrastinating writing this post because, well, I’m not great with goodbyes. Here’s the thing: After an incredible two-and-a-half-year run at Northeastern, I’ve accepted a job at the Broad Institute, […]
Some scientists get to have all the fun. Last week my colleague Joan Lynch and I made the trip up to Nahant to visit with a team of marine researchers based at […]
This is a guest blog post by Craig Schmidt, a fourth-year undergraduate student in the College of Engineering and recipient of the prestigious Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship. This summer he’s participating […]
This is a guest blog post by Eileen Sheehan, a biochemistry student at Northeastern University who is on co-op at Palmer Station, Antarctica. She will providing a series of guest […]
Northeastern post-doctoral researcher Brian Keegan explains the science, the debate, and the implications of a recent Facebook study on the spread of emotion through the social network in a guest blog post on iNSolution.
When Northeastern assistant professor Loretta Fernandez was a kid, she “wanted to be Jacques Cousteau” (her words, her emphasis). She wanted to live on The Calypso, the boat from which […]