Last week the popular social media platform reported that each of us is connected to everyone else not by six but just three and a half other people. Northeastern network theorist Albert-László Barabási offers a more comprehensive view: the number itself is a “toss up,” depending on the density of the network.
Philip Larese-Casanova, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering who studies the chemical processes of water pollutants, examines the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Northeastern’s Hanchen Huang and colleagues, experts in nanotechnology, have developed a glue that binds metal to metal to glass to you-name-it, sets at room temperature, and requires little pressure to seal.
Professors Srinivas Sridhar and Thomas Webster launched the Nanomedicine Academy of Minority Serving Institutions to bring a diverse workforce into this emerging field and cutting-edge medical advances into the world.
Groundbreaking scientific research published earlier this year by Northeastern researchers and their colleagues topped the list of the 100 scientific articles receiving the most media buzz and online attention in 2015, according to the London-based company Altmetric.
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.